Infinity. The universe of Luigi Ghirri

Saturday 25 May 2024, h 11:30 – Kino Filmpodium, Zurich


Luigi Ghirri, an internationally renowned Italian photographer, wrote regularly throughout his life. His photography is reflected in his writing, which is at the same time a poetic affirmation, an existential argument, a diary that questions the present times. Starting from his writings, the documentary will retrace the crucial stages of the photographer’s life. It will be a journey to the places of the province, a study of lands, water, hills, infinite horizons. It will be a research on his photographic work, conceived not in terms of a single image, but as an alphabet in which each image exists only thanks to the others. The companions of this journey will be the artists Franco Guerzoni and Davide Benati, the art historian Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, the printer Arrigo Ghi, the photographer Gianni Leone, the musician Massimo Zamboni and finally the family, which represented for Ghirri the feeling of belonging to an ordinary but united community. Stefano Accorsi will give voice to Ghirri’s texts.

Followed by a conversation between Diana Segantini and Victor Gisler & a guided walk through the Luigi Ghirri exhibition Nothing Old Under The Sun at Mai 36 Galerie.

(75 min. IT/ EN subtitles)

Saturday, 25th May, 11.30 AM
Kino Filmpodium Zurich
Nüschelerstrasse 11, 8001 Zurich


directed by: Matteo Parisini

screenplay: Matteo Parisini

cinematography: Luca Nervegna

editing: Matteo Parisini

music: Simonluca Laitempergher

producer: Silvia Angrisani, Lorenzo Cioffi

production: Ladoc

country: Italy

year: 2022

Runtime: 75′

2022 Color PG IT/en 01:13:03

Luigi Ghirri
Capri (Serie: Paesaggio Italiano), 1982
Courtesy Eredi di Luigi Ghirri and Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich