Anca Damian, Vlad Ivanov, Emmanuel Mouret, Ariane Ascaride
Terri – Concorso internazionale
Azazel Jacobs, director
“It was challenging to present such a personal and familiary story. At the beginning, I had not idea about the shape and the face of the characters: only during the casting I started to imagine how they could look like”.
“I was scared to shoot this movie because there are so many high school movies, but then I realized that – in spite of that – there are more stories to be told.”
“I do not know if my movie represents the current American society in a particular way, I simply chose what I felt correct and honest.”
“I learned a lot talking with the teen actors of the movie. I realized that more I trusted them and more they gave me. It was an important lesson.”
Crulic – drumul spre dincolo – Concorso internazionale
Anca Damian, director
“Why did I decide to shoot an animated movie? Well, my background is pretty visual and when I decided to tell the story of Crulic in such a particular way, I thought that it was easier to use this technique”.
“The mix of different animation techniques was influenced by the low budget we had at the beginning. All the people wanted to see what we were able to do in animation, so we shot five minutes in that way in order to convince the investors. Then, we realized that this mix of technique made stronger the contents of the movie”.
“Obviously the story is connected to the Rumanian and Polish context, but it is simply because I think that it is necessary to present concret things to offer the audience a vision of universal problems. People who leave their families to travel abroad to in order to earn some money to send home are not only in those countries, but everywhere. We are all brothers, I prefer talking about people in general and not only about some people”.
Mattia Bertoldi, Boris Sollazzo, Jeremy Nichols
Vlad Ivanov, voice
“It was the first time I only had to speak in a movie. I accepted the work because I was impressed about the story, and it was hard to represent all the dialects and the different languages present in the movie. However, the strong collaboration between Anca and the graphic team helped me a lot”.