“Together with Rosa Morelli (actor’s coach), we asked the cast to respect the script by ‘betraying’ it every time it felt necessary to do so, in order to arrive at the underlying truth where the actor and the character met. I asked Andrea Caccia, with his hand-held camera, and Daniele Sosio, with his boom mic, to dance with me and the actors and run the risk that the unexpected would happen. Like filming without knowing whether the characters before them would stop in front of the window and suddenly turn right. For each scene I chose a different proportion for the frame, to vary the claustrophobic dimension of the space. For three weeks, all of us were in the pool over our heads, knowing it was the price to pay for getting the chance to be surprised by the out-of-the-blue.” [Vittorio Moroni]
Vittorio Moroni has written screenplays for directors Emanuele Crialese (Terraferma, 2013; L’immensità, 2022), Francesco Costabile (Familia, 2023 in production), and Alessandro Gassman (Razzabastarda, 2014), as well as plays (Il grande mago, Penso che un sogno, La terza vita…), and has also directed films and documentaries that have been selected for major film festivals (Venice, Locarno, Torino, Toronto HotDocs, Idfa, and Brooklyn). In 2003 he co-directed with Andrea Caccia the documentary Sulle tracce del gatto, winning the Award for Best Director at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Moroni’s feature directorial debut, Tu devi essere il lupo, came in 2004 and earned him a David di Donatello nomination for Best Debut Filmmaker. In 2007, his film Le ferie di Licu was screened at Toronto Hot Docs and Idfa, among other festivals. Last year, the documentary he co-directed with Cecile Khindria, N’en parlons plus, won the Special Jury Prize at the Torino Film Festival.