Les États généraux du film documentaire 2011 Outdoor Sceenings Il Capo

Il Capo
Yuri Ancarani
2010 - Italie - Couleur - 15'

A wonderful sign language has arisen between man and machine in the marble quarries of the Italian town of Carrara, which is located in northwestern Tuscany. In an unreal-looking science-fiction landscape, a man is directing a mechanical arm towards the marble, which is about to crumble into chunks. The noise in Carrara must be absolutely deafening, but the sound in the film has been filtered in such a way that all our attention focuses on the movements of the man and the mechanical arm. The camera is positioned so that the jaws of the arm seem larger than the rocks behind it. But in the end, the rocks take back control, filling the screen completely. This time, the man directing is no longer there.

Photography : Ugo Carlevaro
Sound : Mirco Mencacci
Editing : Yuri Ancarani
Production : Ilaria Barbieri Marchi for N.O. Gallery, Deneb Media
Distribution : Caterina Viganò (caterinavigano.naba@gmail.com)