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Direction: Franco Piavoli
A film that makes you want to plant a tree: the perfect starting point to set the Punto de Vista stopwatch off. Praised by Ermanno Olmi, extolled by Bertolucci, described by Tarkovsky as an ‘anti Disney poem’, Il pianeta azzurro by the Italian director Franco Piavoli is a festive journey in time at its purest, with nature and landscape in ever-changing ecstasy, without dialogues and with Ennio Morricone’s to set the beat. Four seasons condensed in 88 minutes. Icy winter in the Italian countryside, the explosion of spring, autumn and summer like altars in a temple. And in all these seasons, man, also travelling through a variety of states of mind under the influence of the weather: love, childhood, grief, work, admiration. A celebration of life in the planet we live in.