After the Kosovel Hall screening of Loveling, director and co-writer Gustavo Pizzi talked to Jedrt Jež Furlan. He emphasised that it was a film about invisible women whom one would not even notice in a street and whose conscientious and self-sacrificing work is completely unappreciated even by their family members. Pizzi’s film is based on his personal experience. It was only after leaving home that he realised how many things that his mother had done as a matter of course had been self-evident to him. Even since becoming more sensitive to the concealed self-giving behaviour of numerous women, he would come across this issue everywhere; it ultimately inspired him to dedicate a cinematic trilogy focusing on contemporary heroines to them. Loveling, the last part in the trilogy, will screen again on 13 November at 17.00 in Kinodvor and on Friday, 16 November, at 18.00 in Maribox Maribor. It is a story about a destitute family that surmounts adverse social circumstances with selfless love and humour. Film is also a portrayal of his own family that always supported him in all his endeavours.
Both the director and the co-screenwriter Karine Teles, who plays the mother, come from lower- and middle-class families. His impoverished parents moved to the US from Vicenza after World War I and made a meagre living as factory workers. They lived in straitened circumstances for several generations, and the director’s memories of his childhood are marked by economic crises. The director concluded by urging the audience to keep going to the movies; although it’s nice to see a film at home, movie theatres are destined for extinction without a cinema-going public.
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