Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)
Duration: 77 mins
Starring: Velasco Vitali, Lino De Ponti, Elia Alunni Tullini, Caled Saad, Mario Conti, ‰ÛÊSimion Marius Costel, Luigi Contino, Nicolae Ciortan
Director: Francesco Clerici
This documentary film follows the process of creating one of Velasco VitaliÌ_s famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), in Milan. The film observes the work of a group of skilled artisans in this 100-year old foundry and reveals the ancient traditions of bronze sculpture making, unchanged since the Sixth century B.C.