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La BIENNALE DI VENEZIA presents

a film by GIORGIO FERRERO & FEDERICO BIASIN

WINNER ‘Best italian film’, Arca jury under 26,
74th Venice Film Festival.

WINNER competition Next:Wave Award,
CPH:DOX, Copenaghen.

UK premiere
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

North American premiere OPEN ROADS
LINCOLN CENTER, New York.

Australian premiere
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Asian premiere, international competition at
TAIPEI FILM FESTIVAL

The award goes to an original film that marries boldness, style, meaning, precision and surprise.

CPH:DOX jury (Charlie Lyne, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Boris Mitic)

Beautiful Things is a spectacularly shot documentary with a fugue structure.

Glen Kenny (NY Times)

His particular talent on display here is a kind of synesthesia, making music into images rather than using music to enhance images.

Stephanie Zacherek (Time Magazine)

Like any good symphonist, Ferrero knows the power of silence; the soundtrack makes room for dead spots that suggest a world scraped clean of all the clutter.

David Bordwell (Critic, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies)

I watched Beautiful Things right away and VERY much liked it. The combination of sophisticated music and fantastic cinematography was wonderful. I truly enjoyed it.

Stefan Sagmeister (The Happy Film, Sagmeister&Walsh)

The editing of the film is impressive, as the sequences overlap at some points, mirroring the way that music is often brought in early to transition scenes in movies.

Kaleem Aftab (The independent, Cineuropa)

A visionary work that during the last Venice Film Festival left the lagoon with wide open eyes and closed mouth.

Fabrique du cinéma

One of the best debuts of the last years.

Nonsolocinema

A stunning visual symphony on the objects and on the process of dis-humanization of the man of grandiose visionary power.
One of the best movie of the 74th Mostra del Cinema. A miracle maybe.

Quinlan

Beautiful Things by Giorgio Ferrero really marvels at your insight. An audiovisual and punk song,
a sonata for multiple perceptions, from unexpected musical trends. To audio-watch abandoned to evasion.

Uzak

A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY INTO OUR OBSESSIVE CONSUMPTION.

The many objects we accumulate begin their production journey in silent secluded industrial site where bordeline men work in isolation without any interference. Van is a floorhand, the maintenance man on a large oilfield in Texas. Danilo is the chief engineer of a freighter. Andrea is a scientist. He has lived his whole life between mathematical formulae and the silence of the anechoic chambers. Vito has spent half of his life looking after slot machines. Today he is in charge of an immense pit for waste.These men, unwittingly, provide the basis for the whole sequence of creation, transport, marketing and destruction of the objects that feed our bulimic lifestyle.These men are monks in temples of steel and carry out the same mechanical rituals every day in solitude.
She and He are an ordinary couple.
They have spent their life accumulating stuff to the point of saturation. They grew up in the boom years of commercial television, and they are the first generation to have been freed from it by the internet. Today they are in their forties and are looking for a way out. She and He are us.
And we have never heard about them.

DENOISE

A short movie in virtual reality by
GIORGIO FERRERO e FEDERICO BIASIN

The objects we presume we need in our every day life begin and finish their cycle inside silent and spectral industrial and scientific locations.
Four confessions about the topic of silence lead the spectator to the borders of his daily life in incredibly fascinating places and hardly reachable in any other way.

Produced by Mybosswas, Visual pro 360 and Venice Biennale.

Screenings

DENOISE

Melbourne IFF

Fri 10 Aug 2018, Collins Area 3

Thu 16 Aug 2018, Collins Area 3

Melbourne, Australia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

New Horizons IFF

Thu 2 Aug 2018 12.45, Knh 3
Sat 4 Aug 2018 6.45 pm, Knh 3

Wroklaw, Poland

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

DOKU Fest

International Competition
04 August, 14:00, DokuKino
07 August, 18:00, Kino Klub
10 August, 20:00, DokuKino + Q&A

Prizren, Kosovo

DENOISE

Light House International Film Festival

7-10 June

Long Beach Island, Usa

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Lincoln Center, Open Roads

North American premiere
Sun 3 June 2018, 6 pm
(+ Q&A)

Lincoln Center, New York City

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

San Francisco Doc Fest

Fri 8 June 2018 7pm, New People Cinema
Sat 9 June 2018 2.45 pm, Roxie Theatre

San Francisco, California

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Sydney Film Festival

Australian premiere
Fri 8 June 6:15 Dendy Opera Quays 3, (+ Q&A)
Sat 9 6.30 pm Dendy Opera Quays 2, (+ Q&A)

Sydney, Australia

DENOISE

Sydney Film Festival

Vr at the hub, 6-17 June

Sydney, Australia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Edinburgh International Film festival

Uk premiere (+ Q&A)
Thursday 28 June 20:40 Filmhouse 2

Edinburgh, Scotland

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Tuesday 26 June 11:15 Filmhouse 2
(Press & Industry Screening)
Saturday 30 June 13:10 VUE Omni 12
(Public Screening)

Edinburgh, Scotland

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Light House International Film Festival

7-10 June, International competition

Long Beach Island, Usa

RIVERBERO

Satellite music video festival

25 may 2018

Bolzano, Italia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Taipei Film Festival

Asian premiere
International competition (+ Q&A)
24 jun-14 jul

Taipei, Taiwan

DENOISE

Taipei Film Festival

Vr theatre

Taipei, Taiwan

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Festa do Cinema Italiano

Portuguese premiere, 9 april 2018 (+ Q&A)

Cinema São Jorge, Lisboa

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

CPH:DOX

International premiere
17 march 2018, 9.30 pm (+ Q&A)
18, 23 march2018

Cineteken, Copenaghen

DENOISE

BIENNAL 3 FRANKFURT MAIN

November 29 – December 3, 2017

Frankfurt Main, Germany

DENOISE

74th Venice Film Festival

World Premiere, 1-5 september 2017

Venezia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

74th Venice Film Festival

World Premiere, 3-4 september 2017

Venezia

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