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Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours of Life
Lights, Drama, Action!
Da non perdere perché è un documentario imperdibile per tutti gli appassionati di cinema italiano.

A galaxy of cinema luminaries — from Ken Loach 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 Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen.

Over the history of cinema there have been some extraordinary cinematographers, but pre-eminent amongst their number is Carlo Di Palma. As this finely crafted tribute to Di Palma shows, his life and career ran even deeper than the contributions he made to cinema. A child of the Second World War, Di Palma emerged from Rome's rubble as a 20-year-old in 1945, and found himself in the magical moment of Italian neorealist cinema. His father was a camera operator; his mother sold flowers on the Spanish Steps, which, in his own estimation, gave him a natural sense of colour.

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. Director Fariborz Kamkari threads together stunning excerpts from the films with interviews. The result is a glorious celebration of a humanist and an engaged artist of uncommon talent.

Best Documentary on Cinema, Venice Film Festival 2016
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Moscow International Film Festival 2018
Australian Premiere
Fariborz Kamkari
Documentary | Italy | 2016 | 90 min
Italian, French, Russian and English with English subtitles
Fariborz Kamkari

Fariborz Kamkari

Iranian born filmmaker Fariborz Kamkari is best known for his 2002 debut Black Tape, which won the top jury prize at Cinequest Film Festival and was in competition at the Venice Film Festival. He is also known for his 2015 comedy Pizza and Dates (LIFF15). Water and Sugar is his 5th feature film.

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.