24 HOURS PINE'
24 HOURS PINE'
Gianfranco Dusmet
Italy / 1992 / 7'
24 HOURS PINE'
Gianfranco Dusmet
Italy / 1992 / 7'

The film, devoted to the 24-hours skating race, is a careful but descreet portrayl of the fatigue of the athletes in the individual and team races. The search for detail, on the faces of the athletes and in the harmonious techincal movements, captures many sensations that make this an exciting race. The choice of using slow motion to show these moments is important as it emphasizes an athletic movement wich is very fast and therfore difficult to appreciate in all it nuances. Visual comparisons are made with artistic skating and ice hockey, both fringe events of the 24-hour race and both done by young athletes, which exalts this spectacular sport.

Director

Gianfranco Dusmet

In 1980 he started to work in television first as a cameraman, then in editing and finally as director. He has worked for several programmes for RAI and Mediaset and for many documentaries about sport, current affairs, art and culture. Over the past years, many of his productions have been selected by several festivals in Italy (Trento, Turin, Palermo, Venice, Milan, Asolo) and abroad (Jaca-Spain, Banff-Canada, Les Diablerets- Switzerland). He received several awards including the Swiss “Grain d’Or” for the short El Mazzarol and in Spain the “Trofeo del Consejo Superior de Deportes” for the sport documentary Marcialonga ‘92. Last year he made and produced a report from Israel about instances of peaceful co-existence
between Palestinians and Israelis, which was broadcast on Rai 3.

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