This story wasn't conceived as a film, at first; it was meant to be an antidote to the fear of my disease, and Covid-19, and being alone. This is why I made the first story about myself: at a such a difficult time, personally and historically, I chose irony as a way to work through what was happening. Filming, and filming myself, with the only device I had access to - my cellphone - was not a stylistic approach; it was a question of survival. Spontaneity and immediacy were my bywords as I filmed everything just as it unfolded, as I experienced it, with no thought of propriety or appropriacy in an aesthetic or formal sense. What appears - what I appear as - comes later: I tried to choose the truth, which isn't everything, but it's a beginning.
Elisa Fuksas (Rome, 1981) is an author and filmmaker. Her documentaries include L'Italia del nostro scontento, FFR: For Future Reference, Black Mirror: A Journey with Mat Collishaw, and the sci-fi doc ALBE. Her first feature film is the 2012 Nina, starring Luca Marinelli and Diane Fleri. In 2019 she directed The App for Netflix. Her first two novels are La figlia di and Michele, Anna e la termodinamica, while her new novel, Ama e fai quello che vuoi, will be published shortly.