The Chief
( Il Capo )

Yuri Ancarani
2010 - 15 min - 35 mm - Couleur - Italie

Monte Bettogli, Carrara: in the marble quarries men and machines dig the mountain. “Il Capo” (The Chief) manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavyduty machines using a language consisting solely of gestures and signs.
Conducting his dangerous and sublime orchestra against the backdrop of the sheer slopes and peaks of the Apuane Alps, the Chief works in total noise, which creates a paradoxical silence.

Author-Director : Yuri Ancarani
Photography : Ugo Carlevaro
Sound : Mirco Mencacci
Editing : Yuri Ancarani
Delegate Producer : Ilaria Barbieri Marchi for N.O. Gallery
Co-producer : Deneb Media


Distributor : Caterina Viganò


2010 - Mostra Internationale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, Venise (Italie) : Orizzonti