The Filmmaker is an Athlete. Conversations with Vittorio De Seta.

The Filmmaker is an Athlete. Conversations with Vittorio De Seta.

The Filmmaker is an Athlete. Conversations with Vittorio De Seta.

The Filmmaker is an Athlete. Conversations with Vittorio De Seta.

2010 / France / 80min

This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards. From his home in Calabria, the film director looks back over his epic films. Starting with the sound on his earliest short documentaries, this craftsman of the screen and pioneer of sound tells us how he went on small fishing boats catching swordfish, to the depths of sulfur mines and to the top of Mount Stromboli to film and record. Then, evoking his feature-length films such as “Diary of a Schoolteacher”, “Half a Man” and “Bandits of Orgosolo”, Vittorio de Seta explains how filming other people also involves a certain amount of soul searching.

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  • Original title
    Le cineaste est un athlete. Conversations avec Vittorio de Seta.
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vincent Sorrel, Barbara Vey
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Vincent Sorrel
  • Editing
    Agnès Bruckert
  • Music
  • Sound
    François Waledisch
  • Duration
    80 min
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    ENG
  • Subtitles
    ITA, FRE
  • Production
    Ardeche Images Production
    Le Village
    07170 Lussas
    France
    tel: +33 (0)4 75 94 26 16
    e-mail: aiprod.assistant@orange.fr
  • Distribution
  • Awards

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