“We agreed to Daria and Antonio’s proposal to make a documentary about their new theater project, the idea being to observe and investigate the interference between one’s private life and daily routine and creativity. Knowing the way the pair work, we knew that the rehearsals would provide the opportunity to blur the lines between fiction and reality. In fact, rehearsals started with Daria getting married. To heighten the confusion between the theatrical space and the “outside”, we felt the need to move with them on the stage and handle the filming ourselves so we wouldn’t get in the way. Over the months of rehearsals, in the middle of the pandemic, we experienced all the troupe’s feelings of uncertainty, inadequacy, and fatigue. That fear of not getting anywhere that we shared with them took on the shape of life itself, a work in progress, with all the unpredictable directions it takes.
Greta De Lazzaris (Marseille) got her start as assistant to the cinematographer Marco Onorato, then as DOP on documentaries (including L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio by Agostino Ferrente, Nadea e Sveta by Maura Delpero, Lorello e Brunello and Ultimina by Jacopo Quadri, This is not Cricket by Jacopo de Bertoldi, and Liberami by Federica di Giacomo, winner of the 2016 Horizons Award at Venice). She is also a set photographer and director.
Jacopo Quadri (Milan) has edited the films of directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Mario Martone, Gianfranco Rosi, Paolo Virzì, Marco Bechis, Zhang Yuan, Clare Peploe, Alessandro Rossetto, Laura Bispuri, Ciro Guerra, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, among others. Head of the publishing house Ubulibri since 2012, he has directed, edited, and produced several documentaries about the theater and also about farming today.