Hand Gesture

Italy, 2015г., 77 min

Director

Francesco Clerici

This documentary film follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), in Milan. The film observes the work of a group of skilled artisans in this 100-year old foundry and reveals the ancient traditions of bronze sculpture making, unchanged since the sixth century B.C.

HONORS
2015 Documentaries. Colourful Life, Vilnius Film Festival “Kinopavaris” (Lithuania)
2015 Dok.panorama, Dok.fest Munchen (Germany)
2015 Berlinale Forum, FIPRESCI award (Germany)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Francesco Clerici

Born in Milan in 1983. He studied Art History. Since 2003, he has been a lecturer, presented a film club, and led filmmaking workshops for children. In 2010, he made his first documentary, STORIE NEL CEMENTO/CEMENT STORIES.