Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)
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.