The Dust And The Din

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 from Ciclic / Region of Centre-Val de Loire, Region of Normandy and Procirep-Angoa
with the production supports from 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.

Festival selections:

Gindou Cinema Meetings – France – 2020
Arte Non Stop Festival – Argentina – 2020
Étoile de la Scam – France – 2021
Images en Bibliothèque – 2021
Brilliant Indie Film Awards – Austria – 2022 – Official Selection