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The Marvelous Spiral

Asian Premiere
Director
마시모 다놀피,마르티나 파렌티/Massimo D’ANOLFI,Martina PARENTI
Country
Italy/Switzerland
Entry Year
2016
Running Time
122min
Format/Color
Encrypted DCP / Color
PROGRAM NOTE
While French actress Marina Vlady recites Jorge Luis Borges’ story “The Immortal” in an abandoned theater, Japanese marine biologist Kuboda praises the “immortal jellyfish” on the other side of the globe, restorers repair statues in Milan Cathedral, a musical Swiss couple practice the Hang, a percussion instrument, and Native American maintain their tribe’s long-standing spiritual resistance. This outstanding documentary examines various people’s pursuit of immortality, although superficially, there appears to be no connection between them. The five episodes are amalgamated into desires for harmony in all creation and philosophical duties, with the principle of the universe and human life as objects of study. The title of the film comes from a logarithmic spiral used in mathematics and physics, re-named The Marvelous Spiral by Bernoulli, as it consistently regenerates under diverse changes. The Marvelous Spiral proves that the veteran documentary filmmaker couple’s efforts, and their huge investment of time and money, have not been wasted. The five stories symbolize this special medium of film and the four elements making up the universe: water, earth, wind and fire. (RHEE Souewon)
DIRECTOR
Director
Massimo D’ANOLFI
Long-time collaborators D’Anolfi and Parenti have made successful films including: The Betrothed (2007), selected for the Locarno Film Festival and awarded prizes at the Festival dei Popoli and the Filmmaker Film Festival in Milan; The Castle (2011), which was screened at Cinema du Reel and won the Special Jury Prize at both Hot Docs and EIDF in Seoul, among other awards elsewhere; Dark Matter (2013) which won the Corso Salani Award for Best Work in Progress, and L’Infinita Fabbrica del Duomo (2015) which premiered at Locarno and then distributed by Lab80.
Director
Martina PARENTI
Long-time collaborators D’Anolfi and Parenti have made successful films including: The Betrothed (2007), selected for the Locarno Film Festival and awarded prizes at the Festival dei Popoli and the Filmmaker Film Festival in Milan; The Castle (2011), which was screened at Cinema du Reel and won the Special Jury Prize at both Hot Docs and EIDF in Seoul, among other awards elsewhere; Dark Matter (2013) which won the Corso Salani Award for Best Work in Progress, and L’Infinita Fabbrica del Duomo (2015) which premiered at Locarno and then distributed by Lab80.
CREDITS
credits.
DIRECTOR Massimo D’ANOLFI ,Martina PARENTI
CAST Marina Vlady
SCREENPLAY Massimo D'Anolfi ,Martina Parenti
CINEMATOGRAPHY Massimo D'Anolfi
SOUND Massimo Mariani
MUSIC Massimo Mariani
PRODUCTION COMPANY Montmorency Film
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