Beautiful Things

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    Beautiful Things

    Directed by

    • Giorgio Ferrero



    94 min

    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • Filipino


    Van is a floorhand, the maintenance man on an oil rig. He works in the desert, at a large oil field in Texas. Danilo is the chief engineer of a freighter. He spends all his days in the heart of the vessel where a humongous engine resides. Andrea is a scientist. He has lived his whole life between mathematical formulae and the silence of the anechoic chamber. Vito has spent half of his life looking after slot machines. Today he is in charge of an immense reinforced-concrete pit for waste. These men, unwittingly, provide the basis for the whole sequence of creation, transport, marketing and destruction of the objects that feed our bulimic lifestyle. The objects that we think we need every day begin and end their journey inside isolated and eerie industrial and scientific locations. These men are monks in temples of steel and concrete and carry out the same mechanical rituals every day in silence and solitude, sharing the space with their own phantoms. She and He are an ordinary couple. They have spent their life accumulating stuff to the point of saturation. They grew up in the boom years of commercial television, and they are the first generation to have been freed from it by the internet. Today they are in their forties and are looking for a way out. She and He are us. And we have never heard about them.


    Labels & Line Ups


    Van Quattro
    Danilo Tribunal
    Andrea Pavoni Belli
    Vito Mirizzi
    Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto
    Andrea Valfrè
    Giorgio Ferrero
    Federico Biasin
    Federico Biasin


    Giorgio Ferrero

    Giorgio Ferrero


    Giorgio Ferrero is an italian composer, director and photographer. Together with Federico Biasin and Rodolfo Mongitore, he runs the multidisciplinary studio MYBOSSWAS where he is creative director. He has composed soundtracks for a number of films, theatrical performances and installations. He has created visual and sound art installations for Bordeaux Biennal, MAXXI Museum, Lisbon Experimenta Design Biennal, Palazzo Madama in Turin, Museo d'Arte Orientale in Turin, Museo del tessuto in Prato. His latest documentary BEAUTIFUL THINGS was shown as part of the Biennale College Screenings at Venice Film Festival 2017.