Observing a day in the life of three artisans; the beauty of their crafts, the connection with their land, their struggle to survive.
"The Artisan’s Touch" is a poetic-observational documentary that follows a day in the life of three artisans in several typical villages in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Boreno Cigni (85) has spent the last 70 years creating precious drawings on crystal glass using his father's machine. His clients include the astronaut Gerald Carr, former US president Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. Sara Dario (35) uses special techniques to transfer photographic images onto porcelain. She re- cently moved her workshop to a small town below the Apennines Mountains. Immersed in the beauty of the Casentino valley, wood inlayer Alessandro Visi (60) creates unique furniture that ranges in style from the ironic to the surrealist.
Without synced interviews, the artisan's thoughts on their lives, ideas and struggle to keep their dreams alive will complement their creation of a new piece of artwork.
Directed, Produced, Camera, Editing Luca Rocchini
Director Assistant Paolo Piazzini
Music Gareth Averill & Compagnia Dei Ricomposti
Grade Michael Higgins
Post Sound Sean Plunkett
Translation & Subtitles Andrea Polverini