Il Capo

Thematic Program DoubleTake

In Carrara, Italy, one man directs his small crew as they carve glacier-white hunks of marble out of the side of a mountain. Yuri Ancarani’s wordless film is a treat for the senses; he shoots the massive slabs of marble from a wide variety of angles and perspectives, some of which reveal the epic scale of the excavations while others make the rocks seem dwarfed by the machines at work. The gigantic stones glide down to earth in slow motion, with a muted soundtrack, which adds to the surreal feeling of the whole enterprise. And presiding over it all is il capo (the boss), conducting a symphony for quarry machines with a flurry of movements and hand gestures.

Rebecca Mormino, 2011 Festival

Director

Yuri Ancarani

Producers

N.O. Gallery, Gemeg, Deneb Media, Dada Meeting Point

Editor

Yuri Ancarani

Cinematographer

Ugo Carlevaro

Release Year

2010

Festival Year

2017

Country

Italy

Run Time

15 minutes

Subtitled

No