MIELE - INTERVISTA alla regista VALERIA GOLINO
66. Festival del Cinema di CANNES (15-26 Maggio 2013) - UN CERTAIN REGARD - MIELE by VALERIA GOLINO
The magic of a projection in the movie theatres of Cannes is not a new experience for Valeria Golino. The Italian director knows her way around the Festival, having presented six of her movies here as an actress, most recently, Actrices, by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. For Miele, her first full-length movie, the film-maker was inspired by 'Vi Perdono', the novel by Italian writer Mauro Covacich that deals with the thorny subject of euthanasia.
how your film came about...
Three years ago, while I was doing my first short movie as a director, I came across a book which impressed me... I asked my two producing partners to read it as well and after that we bought the rights. Then, I asked the two screenwriters Francesca Marciano and Valia Santella to write the treatment of the script with me.
Any especial memory or anecdote from the shooting?
While I was doing locations for the Movie and specifically looking on a beach town for the house of my protagonist, I was drawn to a little house on the beach which to me was the perfect home for her. It wasn't particularly beautiful. It was actually quite ugly, but for some reason I insisted with the location manager. Later on, I found out that the writer of the book, Mauro Covacich, was living in that house when he wrote this story !
What type of cinema has influenced you?
The directors from the past who influence me are Friedrich W. Murnau, Federico Fellini, PierPaolo Pasolini and Francois Truffaut. I also love contemporary directors such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Gus Van Sant, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Jane Campion.
Can you tell us about your next project?
Yet, I don't have any project as a director... but I have two movies as an actress coming out at the end of summer and this autumn. Come Il Vento, by Marco Puccioni and Paolo Virzi's 'Il Capitale Umano'.
From: Sito Ufficiale 66. Festival di Cannes