The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Thursday, April 14th 2016:

HAND GESTURES (IL GESTO DELLE MANI)
  

Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)
Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)
*General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the ‘pre-event supper’ with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm*

Join us for a night of Italian food and cinema with our Cottage Café serving up some classic Italian dishes and wine ahead of the hypnotic documentary ‘Hand Gestures’.

Winner of the Fipresci (International Federation of Film Critics) prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Francesco Clerici’s short debut feature takes you inside the heart of an historic bronze foundry in Milan that still uses lost-wax casting, a technique that dates back to the 4th-century BC. The Ancient Greeks used the word techné to describe both art and craft and in Clerici’s film the hands of the artisans are the protagonists; you watch as they shape, knead, model, mix, repair, sand and polish their creation. The sounds of work blend into the noise of the radio and conversations in the background; with no voiceover narration and minimal spoken word you become transfixed by the hypnotic quality of the handwork. The individual stages in the creation process are interspersed with historical images of the 100-year-old foundry, revealing continuity that spans decades. This visually poetic film shows how integral both artist and artisan are to the act of creation.


“Mesmerising, revealing and wonderfully atmospheric.” **** - Empire

Director: Francesco Clerici
Duration: 77 mins
Language: Italian (with English subtitles)
Cert: Club (unclassified in Ireland)

Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential

Concessions and guests of Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door

*General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the ‘pre-event supper’ with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm*

Doors Open: 7:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
Admission:
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €6


Website: http://ilgestodellemani.com
Website 2: http://www.accesscinema.ie

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