This multi-award-winning documentary premiered at the Venice Film Festival looks at four men in various parts of the world who work in precarious and isolated environments.
AWARDS: Venice Film Festival. Best Italian Film ARCA Jury/ CPH:DOX. NEXT: WAVE Award/ Annecy Cinema Italian. Special Jury Award/ DOKER Moscow. Best Sound/ World Filmfest Houston. Best Music
Beautiful Things. Four portraits of workers and loneliness
This is a hybrid documentary is structured in four parts: Oil, Cargo, Measure and Ash. Each act focuses on a worker in a distinct isolated environment: a maintenance man on US oilrigs; a Filipino in the bowels of a supertanker.
Also, there is an Italian scientist in his echo-free chamber (blocking out the sounds of the world); and finally, a waste plant operative. Creation, transport, marketing and destruction – it’s a global chain of obsessive consumption.