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YAH19 Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours

As this finely crafted tribute shows, Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s life and career ran even deeper than the contributions he made to cinema. A child of the Second World War, Di Palma emerged from Rome’s rubble as a 20-year-old in 1945, and found himself in the magical moment of Italian neorealist cinema. His father was a camera operator; his mother sold flowers on the Spanish Steps, which, in his own estimation, gave him a natural sense of colour.

It was his innovations in colour with Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert and Blow-Up in the mid-1960s that set him apart as a genius of the medium. A glorious celebration of a humanist and an artist of uncommon talent.


NOMINATED: Best Documentary on Cinema, Venice Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Moscow International Film Festival 2018


“★★★★ Great richness and warmth... radiant tribute to a cinematic maestro.”

  • Director  Fariborz Kamkari
  • Duration  89 min
  • Rating  PG
  • Language  Italian, French, Russian and English with English subtitles
  • Genre  Documentary

Event starts
Wednesday 13 February, 2019
Event Ends
Wednesday 13 February, 2019
Various venues
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