Monday, March 22, 2010

Spinotti's Workshop

The Gardener (Dante Spinotti, 2009)

A little treat for those who (like me) think Dante Spinotti's a pretty smart guy. Like a magician performing his most famous trick, Spinotti shot this little dialogue-less short in front of a crowd of Polish film students late last year. He was in Łódź to receive a lifetime achievement award at the cinematography-focused Plus Camerimage festival (which is now apparently moving out due to conflicts with the city), and took time during his visit to do a little workshop, taking a break before every shot of The Gardener to explain his motivations. The film was finished in time to screen at the closing ceremony.

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