IFI Press Release: November 4th 2015
Award-winning Italian filmmaker, Francesco Clerici will take part in a Q&A following the exclusive opening night screening of his latest documentary Hand Gestures, on November 24th at 18.30.
Francesco Clerici’s transfixing film shadows the craftsmen as they shape, knead, model, mix, repair, sand and polish, the final form of the piece tantalisingly coming into focus in what feels like real time. We have grown accustomed to documentaries that tell us what to think and feel, but Clerici wisely eschews voiceover or other such descriptive devices, favouring an observational approach that draws the viewer into the world of the sculptors; watching Hand Gestures, one feels as though we are participating in the creation of a work of art.
Tickets for this screening + Q&A are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie. Tickets for the film’s IFI release from November 24th will be available from Monday 24th November.
For interview requests with Francesco Clerici, images and further details please Michelle McDonagh at the IFI Press Office on 01 679 5744 or email email@example.com.
The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.
AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: WATER WAYS
13.10 (free tickets from IFI Box Office)
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
FIRE OF LOVE
FROM THE VAULTS: THE ADVENTURES OF FLANNERY: A PORTRAIT OF CATHAL COUGHLAN
HIT THE ROAD
HOLE IN THE HEAD
WHERE IS ANNE FRANK
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council