Even today, in order to create a sculpture in bronze, it is necessary to take the same steps taken in the fifth century BC for the Riace bronzes. These steps are not taught in school, but are passed on in the ancient oral tradition and through apprenticeships from artisans. This documentary is a way to observe and feel the work of a 100-year old bronze foundry in Italy: a place were past and present share the same gestures and where each gesture it’s a sculpture itself.
Dir. Francesco Clerici, Italy, 2015, 77 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Elia Alunni Tullini, Nicolae Ciortan, Mario Conti