DVD Release: Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life

DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2019
Price: DVD $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber


Fariborz Kamkari’s documentary about the life and career of Carlo Di Palma is as much a portrait of the late cinematographer—known for his inventive work with such directors as Woody Allen, Michelangelo Antonioni and Elio Petri—as it is a journey through the last 70 years of world cinema.

From Di Palma’s early credits under Luchino Visconti (SensoConversation Piece), Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine), and Roberto Rossellini (Rome Open City, Paisan), to his trailblazing work on Antonioni’s Red Desert and Blow-Up, to his 11-year collaboration with Woody, Water and Sugar amounts to an illuminating celebration of a great artist.

The doc features reflections and commentary by Di Palma’s iconic filmmaking collaborators, including Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Volker Schlöndorff, Wim Wenders, and more.

Buy or Rent Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life
on DVD

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.