The Lightness of a Stone

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Film depicts a journey of carefully collected stones from a small island in Malaysia to an old olive farm in Tuscany. Each of the gathered stones is a distinctive object, coming with a set of stories important only to their collector. Shortly before his move to the Tuscany, the collector decides to return some of the stones back to the island where he originally found them. On the location, he is mesmerized by the sublime rocks formed by tectonic movements, atmospheric changes and interactions with infinitely splashing waves. Harder rocks merge with soft ones, often penetrating them and splitting them slowly over time. Iron compounds leave traces on stone surfaces. Corals grow on them, too. The tension and the syntheses between these materials fascinate the collector. After unpacking the stones in Italy the memories and moments of his numerous visits to the island revive.

visions du reel

Shooting format: HD DSLR, 1.85:1 | Sound Format: Stereo | Country: Singapore | Language: Malay, English, Italian | Duration: 19 minutes

Srem Film Fest, International Documentary Festival, 28.5.-31.5.2014, Serbia
7th "Cinema Verite" Iran International Documentary Film Festival, 10th-17th Dec 2013
XII International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana”, 10-15.10.2013., Perm, Russia
6th Singapore Indie Doc Fest, 5-8.9.2013, the Substation, Singapore
Longlake Festival Lugano, Switzerland, 21.6-21.7.2013.
World Premiere
Visions Du Reel, 44th International Film Festival, Nyon Switzerland, 19-26th of April, 2013
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
Media of outputFilm
Size19 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventVisions Du Reel, 44th International Film Festival, Nyon Switzerland -
Duration: 19 Apr 201326 Apr 2013


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