Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life

2016
  |  Book Tickets: 28/07/2017
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Acqua e zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita A look at the life and work of Italian cinematographer, Carlo di Palma… Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen's favourite cinematographer. A galaxy of cinema luminaries - from Ken Loach and Ettore Scola to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci - pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Woody Allen. He cut his teeth as an assistant on some of the greatest films in cinema history: Visconti's ‘Ossessione’, Rossellini's ‘Rome, Open City’ and ‘Paisan’, De Sica's ‘Shoeshine’ and ‘Bicycle Thieves’. Given a camera by De Sica, Di Palma took to it with full responsibility. His eye for black-and-white film was masterful, but it was his innovations in colour with Antonioni's ‘Red Desert’ and ‘Blow-Up’, in the mid-1960s, that set him apart as a genius of the medium. The result is a glorious celebration of a humanist and an engaged artist of uncommon talent. (Subtitles) Italy 2016 Fariborz Kamkari 90m

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