The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

In the desert of southern Spain, a film designed to bring together animal and human emotions through the trauma of abandonment.

Diploma project (2022) by Olivia Calcaterra

Professors
Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier
Mention
Très Bien

Documentary / 22 min

Synopsis

In the desert of southern Spain, a film designed to bring together animal and human emotions through the trauma of abandonment.

Comment

Having gone in search of stray and abandoned Spanish greyhounds in Almeria, I decided to address the theme of abandonment through a documentary focusing on the introspection of emotions linked to this trauma. Inspired by Leopardi’s poem about resilience, I sought to bring together human and canine feelings in the experience of being abandoned by someone. The urge to make a documentary came after my first documentary last year. I wanted to try to give the project an aesthetic sense linked to fiction, to have two contrasting worlds in the film. The film is accompanied by a narrative voice, which is not didactic, in order to unite the reportage side with a more photogenic and experimental aspect.

Olivia Calcaterra

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