L'assenza - alla luce del ricordo (Absence - in the light of the memory)
In 2011 I began my work, my journey into James Joyce’s text and Molly’s character. First the adaptation, then a stage reading, followed by a full play for the Festival di Spoleto and, in 2016, the short I presented at the last Venice Film Festival.
Through cinema, images have been added to the representation of interior life, crowded with voices and words, and crossed by visions evoked and evocative. A natural and necessary development.
For the objetctive narrative plan, the one following Molly in her bedroom, I chose to shoot in a house with wax painted wall, old from the 40s and never touched ever since. A surface which wasn’t a wall, but a world; changing, crossed by a deep crack.
This project I'm submitting is the latest (but maybe not last) step in journey with Molly . When I was told that Molly’s house had been sold, I came back, to greet her.