Beautiful ThingsGiorgio Ferrero & Federico Biasin
A contemplative journey through our obsessive consumer society. A beautiful documentary symphony about the lifeline of everyday objects from the mining of the raw materials to the final waste processing, supported by a beautiful cinematography and an impressive soundscape.
We are surrounded by countless things that we have collected throughout our lives. All those items have been made, tested, transported and will eventually be destroyed. A perpetual consumption chain from raw material to waste. Built up as a symphony in four parts, Beautiful Things shows four men in an exceptional working environment that is part of this consumption chain. Everything starts with the extraction of crude oil in a desert, the basic raw material of many consumer goods. The story continues on an immense cargo ship. After the vastness of the desert and the ocean, an acoustic scientist takes us to his echo-free test room to end the journey in a hellish waste processing company. As with a symphony, the four parts are linked to each other, in a magnificent whole in which both the soundscape and the image fit together perfectly.
Directed by Giorgio Ferrero & Federico Biasin
Italië, VS, Zwitserland
2017 95 min.
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