A nature documentary that is really about people – or a feature film disguised as a nature documentary? In any event, this is a film to surrender to peacefully. On a beautiful day in a park in the Italian region of Lombardy, north of Milan, life takes its course. The birds, ants, deer and other wildlife take little notice of the human visitors.

We follow five men in particular, ranging from young to old: a boy who seems to get lost, a nudist, a forester, a hunter and a prospector. Their paths do not cross; director Andrea Caccia, who studied painting alongside filmmaking, does not tell a conventional story, but rather observes with a pleasing, calm precision – and allows the viewer to do the same. The extent to which these visitors leave traces in the area becomes increasingly clear, although this is certainly not a critique of man as a disruptor of nature; rather the record of a delicate balance.

Screenings

  • Sat 26 Jan Pathé 5
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  • Sat 26 Jan Pathé 4
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  • Sun 27 Jan LantarenVenster 4
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  • Tue 29 Jan KINO 2
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International title
Gold Is All There Is
Filmmaker
Andrea Caccia
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Italy, Switzerland, France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
100’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Marco Alessi, Giulia Achilli, Nicola Bernasconi, Penelope Bortoluzzi, Stefano Savona
Production Company
Dugong Films, Rough Cat, Picofilms
Sales
Dugong Films
Writer
Andrea Caccia
Cinematography
Massimo Schiavon, Andrea Caccia
Editor
Cristian Dondi, Andrea Caccia
Sound Design
Massimo Mariani