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Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)

Year: 2015

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 77 mins

Starring: Velasco Vitali, Lino De Ponti, Elia Alunni Tullini, Caled Saad, Mario Conti, _Simion Marius Costel, Luigi Contino, Nicolae Ciortan

Director: Francesco Clerici

This documentary film follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali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.