Il senso della bellezza (Switzerland,Italy)

The Sense of Beauty

Il senso della bellezza

  • Valerio Jalongo


From one cave to another. In prehistoric times, human beings would leave paintings in caves to show their amazement and admiration for the complexity of the world. These reproductions of natural forms were the results of an act of creation and also of mystical gestures which appropriated the soul of things. In another gigantic and modern den, the immense CERN laboratory, the same thing is happening today, a combination of enthralled exploration of the cosmos and an attempt to control it. Valerio Jalongo’s film tackles the big questions that have fascinated poets, artists and philosophers since the dawn of time. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The scientists at CERN attempt to answer them through machines that explore matter and search for the origins of life. In their conversations or their words to camera, the meaning of existence thus seems to become a pure question of the laws of physics and mathematical formulae. If only for solving the mystery of the universe a sixth sense is necessary. That of beauty…
Luciano Barisone
Section:  Helvétiques
Length: 75'
Country: Switzerland, Italy
Year: 2017
Language(s): English, Italian
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017


Tiziana Soudani  (AMKA Films Productions )
Letizia Mancini  (Ameuropa International )
RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera
La Frontera Video & Film (Switzerland)
RAI Cinema (Italy)

Sales Contact

Tiziana Soudani
AMKA Films Productions
Tel. +41919674076


Language(s):  English, Italian
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • 16:30
Théâtre de Marens

Followed by a discussion

  • Thursday 27 April 2017
  • 10:00