Film still from <em>Water and Sugar</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Water and Sugar
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Water and Sugar - Carlo Di Palma

Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2019
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • 3:30—5:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • General $15.50
  • Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A look at the life and work of the legendary Italian cinematographer, Carlo di Palma.

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.

IT, 2016, 90 min., Dir. Fariborz Kamkari

Italian/French/Russian and English with English Subtitles

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Film still from <em>Water and Sugar</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Water and Sugar
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

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