Ciambra
23 November 2017

The Nature of Things

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The Nature of Things (La Natura delle cose)

original title:

LA NATURA DELLE COSE

directed by:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

68'

format:

colour

release date:

29/03/2017

festival & awards:

Laura Viezolli met Angelo Santagostino for the first time in July 2013 when he was already seriously ill with ALS. A man trapped in his own body except his moving eyes, so intelligent, lively and eager to communicate. Letter by letter, time after time, with the fundamental help of the eye-pointer translating their movements, he sharpened and transmitted his thoughts to his loved ones. Up until June 2014, Angelo answered questions and allowed us an emotional immersion towards his own mortality. In those precious moments, through a whole year of meetings and conversations between the young female filmmaker and the main protagonist, we explore the vibrant mobility of the brain with a hypnotic visual style.