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This film is part of Silvia Lucchesis Carte Blanche, director and founder of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Festival in Florence.

For years, poachers killed white rhinos for their valuable horns, believed to have aphrodisiac properties. Sudan, the last of his species, was named after his birthplace. He lived in the Dvur Kralove Zoo, in the Czech Republic, for a long time. Due to the cold, he lost his reproductive ability. Now, aged 43, he lives in a nature preserve in Nanyuki, Kenya. Protected by armed guards, he moves slowly in one of the world’s vastest horizons. Trevisani films him in close-up, highlighting his rough skin: a work of plastic art with unusual sculptural appeal. The camera paints blurred portraits of, barely mentions of the soldiers who supervise his movements, day and night, focuses instead on his body, outlining the image of a dying artwork moving towards its slow extinction.
Overview of some festivals:
Kino der Kunst, Germany (2018)
Kunst Merano Arte, Italy (2018)
MAC, United Kingdom (2017)
Marsèlleria, Italy (2016)
Lo Schermo dell’arte Film and contemporary Art Festival, Italy (2016)
Director Luca Trevisani
Author Luca Trevisani
Production 999 Films, Lo schermo dell'arte, Marsell, Luca Trevisani
Editing Luca Trevisani
Camera Edoardo Bolli
Sound Lorenzo Dal Ri

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Luca Trevisani

Luca Trevisani

Luca Trevisani (b.Verona, 1979) lives and works in Italy and Berlin. His works have been exhibited in international museums, galleries and institutions, including: Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa (2021; 2019); Manifesta 12 and 7 (2018, 2008); Museion, Bolzano (2017); GAM, Turin (2016); Marselleria, Milan (2016); Museo Marino Marini (2014); MACRO, Rome (2013, 2010); MAXXI, Rome (2012); MART, Rovereto (2011); Biennale of Architecture in Venice (2010, 2008). He was a finalist of the Italian Contemporary Art MAXXI Prize (2012) and the winner of numerous awards, including the Ettore Fico Foundation Prize, Rome (2011), the ISCP, New York (2010), the NIMK / Montevideo, Amsterdam (2009) and the Furla Prize for art, Venice (2007).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
224 (2018)
Sudan (2016)
Cerchio (2015)
Grandchildren (2015)
Glaucocamaleo (2013)

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