Martin Scorsese


USA 2011 , 126'

Book presentation and meeting with DANTE FERRETTI moderated by David Miliozzi and Barbara Sorrentini
and screening of HUGO CABRET (USA, 2011, 126') by Martin Scorsese Scorses.

The film sets - complicated structures with tunnels, staircases, elaborate gears, springs, and wheels, with machinery ticking throughout the film - are the world of the titular orphaned boy, who lives within the walls of a train station and secretly maintains its gargantuan clocks. For Scorsese, this plot is also an excuse to tell the ‘mechanical’ story, and not just that, of early cinema and to pay tribute to the forefather of film directors, Georges Méliès. With this film, production designer Dante Ferretti won his third Oscar; his drawing and designs were exhibited at the New York MoMA, including the train-station huge clock.


script John Logan
inematography Robert Richardson
editing Thelma Schoonmaker
music Howard Shore
productor Edmondo Amati
productions Graham King, Timothy Headington, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp
cast Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law