The last summer event with VivilDuomo 2012 meets Dino Risi
ACTION: THE FABBRICA BECOMES CINEMA!
New languages tell of the work done on the Duomo by the Veneranda Fabbrica
Milan, July 16th, 2012 – For the first time on the Duomo Terraces, a showing of historical film clips on the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and the restorations from 1930 to present day will be the focus of the event closing the summer cycle of VivilDuomo, on Wednesday July 18th, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. Philippe Daverio, art historian and journalist, will bring his narrative contribution to the evening with reflections on the Duomo and the world of art from a cinematographic viewpoint.
The evening will begin with a selection of newsreels by Istituto Luce, which will project the audience back to the 1930s and 40s, with an evocative walk among the spires, the gilding of the Madonnina and the first restorations of the Main Spire and pinnacles, following the World War II bombings.
Following will be a documentary produced by Luigi Martello’s “Cortimetraggi” and directed by Dino Risi, in which, in less than ten minutes, the great director will present, by poetically molding the cinema medium, the life of the Fabbrica: the technical department, Candoglia, the Navigli waterways and transportation of the marble, the marble-cutters site and storage of the marble, the mounting of the statues and the work of the Cathedral personnel.
And finally, footage edited by the Lombardy Branch of the Experimental Cinematography Center, which in 20 minutes will offer the essential moments of all the filmed sequences resulting from more than three years of direct shooting of the works and restorations of the Main Spire from 2008 to date.
The Cinematographic Archives of the Istituto Luce holds almost one century of collective recorded history, fixed in moving images, in millions of meters of film: home-produced documentaries and newsreels, documentary collections and external collections acquired over time.
The Experimental Cinematography Center is Italy’s foremost teaching, research and experimentation institution in the field of cinematography, with the aim of developing not only the art but also excellence in filming and audiovisual techniques, through the National School of Cinema. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is €25. Tickets can be purchased at the Duomo Info Point, Via Arcivescovado 1 Tel. +390272023375.
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