A documentary film by Daniela de Felice
76 min / Documentary / 2020
Produced by Alter Ego / Rosso Films / Vià Vosges
In association with Nottetempo
recipient of the SCAM « Brouillon d’un Rêve » grant
laureate of the Institut Français Louis Lumière Residence
with development support of Ciclic / Region of Centre-Val de Loire and Procirep-Angoa
with the production supports of Region of Normandy, CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image)-FSA, Procirep-Angoa and Region of Lombardy
This film has been in residence in Seine-Saint-Denis with Périphérie – Centre de création cinématographique
The Carrara Academy of Fine Arts white marble courses receive students from the world over. There they learn sculpting as was practiced in The Renaissance.
Amidst the dust and din of the hammer, the buzzing of the millstones and grinding of the sanders, the young students come to devote themselves to a life of creating. It is the transmission of desire, of knowledge, and of techniques both ancient and modern. Over the course of their training, individual personalities come forward, as human figures emerge from the rough marble blocks.