What did inspire you to make your film?
I heard from the news about a woman that disappeared from home and so I started to imagine the story: I wanted to investigate the theme of memory, of identity and of what’s really hidden behind the appearances. Other themes I intended to work on were the violence against women and the search for own lost dignity.
How did you work on the main character?
I wrote the script together with the leading actress Elisa Bertato, so we started to work on her character since the writing process and we could deeply focus on her backstory and psychological traits: we tried to understand who the character was, her fear, disorientation and inner despair. It was a really engaging and intense work for both of us.
What are your influences?
I watch a lot of movies of any genre from the past and the present, there are many authors and directors I strongly love, thus the influences are so much that it’s really difficult to define them. They sure shape my work, maybe also subconsciously, but what I try to do when I make a movie is to find my personal point of view and my own voice to tell a story.
What is your dream in cinema?
Continue to find and be able to tell intense stories that could instill strong emotions in the audience, creating a reflection and an emotional involvement. I think that the work a director can do on the subtext on a metaphorical level offers a lot of opportunities in this sense.