Belvedere e ‘Saper Fare’ - Italy According to Gabriele Salvatores

Belvedere e ‘Saper Fare’ - Italy According to Gabriele Salvatores
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The power and harmony of the landscapes that reveal incomparable natural and artistic beauty, the finesse of manual labour, hands kneading bread, or of the women of Piedmont preparing the so-called ravioli del plin, or of those artisans who make the forcola, the rowlock for the gondolas of Venice, but also the workers involved in high-tech industries. Belvedere and ‘Saper fare’, beautiful view and know-how, are themes which tell of Italy through images at Expo 2020. The director, Oscar-winner Gabriele Salvatores, called upon to create these narratives, travelled Italy from North to South, along with his crew, crossing this nation which continually changes scenery. A great resource because “there is no other country with so much variety of important things to see and taste.” Tight shots on movements and faces, capturing the details of handiwork, using special macro lenses. Images in black and white to give “know-how” a universal dimension, almost sacred as Salvatores himself says, “Which forces us to concentrate on what we’re seeing and, at the same time, places it outside of time.” He chose color, instead, and spectacular shots, created thanks to the use of drones, for the images of Belvedere, which are projected in an area of the Italian Pavilion that allows spectators to feel totally immersed in these wondrous landscapes.
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