Gold Is All There Is

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    Gold Is All There Is

    Tutto l'oro che c'è

    Directed by

    Italy, Switzerland, France

    2019

    100 min

    • No dialogue

    Documentary

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    A nature documentary that is really about people – or a feature film disguised as a nature documentary? In any event, this is a film to surrender to peacefully. On a beautiful day in a park in the Italian region of Lombardy, north of Milan, life takes its course. The birds, ants, deer and other wildlife take little notice of the human visitors.
    We follow five men in particular, ranging from young to old: a boy who seems to get lost, a nudist, a forester, a hunter and a prospector. Their paths do not cross; director Andrea Caccia, who studied painting alongside filmmaking, does not tell a conventional story, but rather observes with a pleasing, calm precision – and allows the viewer to do the same. The extent to which these visitors leave traces in the area becomes increasingly clear, although this is certainly not a critique of man as a disruptor of nature; rather the record of a delicate balance.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Andrea Caccia
    Cinematography
    Massimo Schiavon
    Andrea Caccia
    Editing
    Cristian Dondi
    Andrea Caccia
    Production
    DUGONG FILMS
    Festival Bookings
    PASCALE RAMONDA

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    "This is one of those films that is still worth watching at the cinema, in the dark, in front of a large screen, in full contemplation."

    Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa

    Andrea Caccia

    Andrea Caccia

    Italy

    Andrea Caccia (1968, Italy) studied film and painting. His short films and documentaries were screened at several festivals, including the Locarno International Film Festival. VEDOZERO (2009) is his second feature length film. The material for this experimental film was shot by Italian teenagers with seventy mobile phone cameras.