The Time of the Swordfish

Lu tempu di li pisci spata

Doba mečounů

  • Paolo Benzi
  • Italy
  • 1954, 11 min
Editing: Vittorio de Seta
Color: Colour
Language: Italian

FilmHUNT shows the director’s sense for detail and visual beauty, which turn a day of swordfish hunting into a dramatic poem. A realistic depiction of the dull waiting in the Strait of Messina, and of the sudden struggle to reel in the fish. A portrait of man versus animal – ordinary and majestic at once.

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Festival edition: 2011
Sections: Translucent Being Vittorio De Seta
Exhibition format: 35 mm
Subtitle languages: English


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