DESERTO ROSA - LUIGI GHIRRI

By Elisabetta SGARBI, Eugenio LIO (ASSISTANT)

BETTY WRONG - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

The purpose of the film is to approach to the sources of emotion, which is the essential guide-line of the great photographer Luigi Ghirri's whole work.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elisabetta SGARBI, Eugenio LIO (ASSISTANT)
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleksandr SOKUROV, Diego MARANI, Luigi GHIRRI, Antonio SCURATI, Vittorio SGARBI, Franco BATTIATO (ORIGINAL MUSIC)
    • Producer(s)
    • Elisabetta SGARBI (BETTY WRONG), Rai CINEMA (RAI CINEMA (COPRODUCTION)), Regione EMILIA-ROMAGNA (REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA (COPRODUCTION))
    • Synopsis
    • The purpose of the film is to approach to the sources of emotion, which is the essential guide-line of the great photographer Luigi Ghirri's whole work. Luigi Ghirri's ultimate project, which unfortunately has not been realized, was a "house of seasons": he planned to buy a cottage - appearing in his last works - near his house in Roncocesi, with the aim of using it as a space for the staging of a series of exhibitions, each related to the going season, in order to establish a relation between the time of nature and the time of Art. "Deserto Rosa" is inspired by this interrupted project: the camera "pays visit" to a sequence of landscapes photographed by Ghirri just following the season rotation: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Night Spring.
      Aleksandr Sokurov describes every season represented in the movie, focusing in a narrative form the feeling of time blindness that belonged to Luigi Ghirri.
      Paola Borgonzoni Ghirri described him as follows: “Luigi Ghirri was always there, walking on a rope over a snowy meadow, on a ploughed field or vanishing in the fog, always a little higher than me even on the Adriatic beaches, in the light of one of those summer sunsets, that give this sea his hues of turquoise and emerald.”
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