The Chief

The Chief
reż. Yuri Ancarani/Italy, 2010/15 min.

The film is shown in the block [1st] Series of films by Yuri Ancarani

Monte Bettogli, Carrara: in the marble quarries men and machines dig the mountain.

“Il Capo” (The Chief) manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavy-duty machines using a language consisting solely of gestures and signs. Conducting his dangerous and sublime orchestra against the backdrop of the sheerslopes and peaks of the Apuane Alps, the Chief works in total noise, which create a paradoxical silence.


  • projection time:
    15 min.
  • country/year:
    Italy, 2010
  • director:
    Yuri Ancarani
  • pictures:
  • production:
    Studio Ancarani, GEMEG Carrara, N.O. Gallery e Deneb Media
  • selected festivals and awards:
    Selected festivals and awards: SXSW Austin 2011, Cinéma du Reel Paris 2011, IFF Venice 2010, IDFA Amsterdam 2010

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