The strong symbolic value of that place so abandoned to itself was the perfect counterpart for the struggle of our character.
Can you share an insight into your creative collaboration with Ismalia Mbaye in constructing this film?
Shot on Kodak 7219 and 7207, what options did they give you?
We looked at Francis Bacon paintings before shooting the film to give us feelings and textures in terms of what we were looking to capture. 7219 and 7207 are both two exceptional film stocks. We switched between them as we needed different sensibilities in terms of exposure.
What are you reading at the moment?
Stefano: ‘Journey to the End of the Night’ by Celine.
Giovanni: ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts.