WINNER ‘Best italian film’, Arca jury under 26,
74th Venice Film Festival.
WINNER competition Next:Wave Award,
Jury special prize
ANNECY CINEMA ITALIEN
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
North American premiere OPEN ROADS
LINCOLN CENTER, New York.
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)
A galvanizing soundtrack. 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)
The beauty of impermanence. An exciting and revealing experience.
La Domenica – Il Sole 24 Ore
Beautiful Things is a film-symphony, a palimpsest both of the 9th century and the contemporary world in a globalising observation.
Bruno Roberti – Il Manifesto
I have remained rather impressed. Astonishing job.
A visionary work that during the last Venice Film Festival left the lagoon with wide open eyes and closed mouth.
Fabrique du cinéma
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)
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)
One of the best debuts of the last years.
This work in unparalleled. It’s a great surprise. Stunning pictures.
Marco Tullio Giordana
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.
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.
In his enchanting film, through a breathtaking sound design work,
Ferrero accompanies us along the course of a lifetime, more lives, so many lives, whose steps unite us.
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.
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.
Tue 6 nov, 4 pm, Urania (+Q&A)
Thu 8 nov, 4 pm, Filmmuseum (+Q&A)
Fri 16th Nov, 6:45 pm (+Q&A)
Museum of Fine Arts – Cinéma du Musée
Sat 17th Nov, 2 pm (+Q&A)
Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin
Fri 15th Nov, 8pm (+Q&A)
Cinémathèque québécoise – Salle Raoul-Barré
Les Rencontres du Cinéma Italien à
Grenoble et en Isère
17 Nov, 3 Dec (Screenings TBD + Q&A)
Scanorama European Film Forum
Sat 10 nov, 8 pm (+Q&A)
+ 3 screenings TBD
with introduction by Hans-Peter Hagmann
Tue. 13 Nov., 8.30 pm, Gloria Kino/p>
Wed. 3rd November, 8.15 pm
Thu. 4rd November, 8.15 pm
Fri. 5th November, 8.15 pm
Leeds Town Hall: Albert Room
West lake Idf, Hangzou
Sat 20th oct, 9:30am (+ Q&A)
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Sat 20th 6pm (+ Q&A),
Zhejiang University of Media Communication,
Hangzhou, Tongxiang. China
Dok Neuland, VR theatre
29 oct – 4 nov
Giloo Release premiere
SPOT Huashan cinema
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
Kasseler Doc Fest
Fri 14 nov, 10.15 pm
Verzio Human IFF
Sat 10 nov, 5 pm, Toldi
Thy 8 nov, 6.30 pm, Művész
Kyoto Historica International Film Festival
Sun 28 oct, 5.20 pm (+Q&A)
Kyoto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan
(Kyoto National Museum)
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Sun 28 oct, 9 pm, Black Box
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fri 26 oct, 9.30 pm, Aribau Multicine, Room 1
Sun 28 oct, 4.15 pm, Aribau Multicine, Room 4
Venezia a Napoli. Il cinema esteso
Serata di apertura.
Tu 23 Oct 2018 9.30 pm, Cinema Astra, Via Mezzocannone (+Q&A)
Wed 3 oct, Showroom Cinema, 6 pm
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Mon 17 Sept. 2018 7.30 pm, Megabox 3 (+Q&A)
Wed 19 Sept. 2018 4 pm, Megabox 3 (+Q&A)
Goyang-si, South Korea
Annecy cinéma italienne
Th 27 Sept. 2018 6.30 pm, Bsn Petite Salle (+Q&A)
Fri 28 Sept. 2018 2 pm, Auditorium Seynod (+Q&A)
Fri 28 Sept. 2018 6.30 pm, La Turbine (+Q&A)
Salina Doc Fest
Thu 13 Sept 2018 10am, Sala Congressi Malfa (+Q&A)