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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi

From the Pole to the Equator (Dal polo all'equatore From the Pole to the Equator)

Edition 1987
96' - 1987 - Documentary
Director: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi Composer: K. Ullrich, Ch. Anderson With: Raimondo Franchetti
This is a fascinating and thoroughly engrossing result of three year’s work by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, who have been making offbeat films since 1976. Now they have exploited the newly discovered film archives of Luca Comerio (1874-1940), a pioneering figure of Italo docucinema. Comerio was a court photographer, allowed to film the landing of italian marines in Libya 1911, and was the only official film reporter with the Italian army in World War I. Gianikian and Lucchi have photographed more than 500,000 frames of material from the positive and original negative. There is no dialog, and the music is a minimalist score by two Americans. Pic grips the viewer throughout (Variety, 25.03.87)

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Credits

Director

Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi

Composer

K. Ullrich, Ch. Anderson

With

Raimondo Franchetti

Director of Photography

Luca Comerio

Editor

Angela Ricci Lucchi, D.A. Pennebaker

Producer

Yervant Gianikian

More information

Countries of production

Italy, West Germany

Year

1987

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