A Dance with a Friend

Video by Daniela Lucato

Vieni was largely inspired by the poetry of Antonella Sica that address themes of memory, death, and friendship. Daniela Lucato worked with Chiara Franco, a dancer from Padua, Italy. “For every scene we were preparing, I had movements and feelings I wanted to explore. I work a lot with improvisation because of my theatre background. I gave her the material to work with and I tried to direct her toward the movements that expressed these feelings. It was like putting together the pieces of my imaginary puzzle.” In Vieni, the body tries a dialogue with a friend who has left but who lives through her reminiscence.

In 2015 Daniela Lucato founded Connecting Fingers Company. Her films When I dance (2016) and The Wheel (2017) presently are being screened at international film festivals. For the time Being (2018) received the award as best international short film at DUAF/ Tribeca Film Center. In 2019 she wrote/directed the experimental short film Vieni and the narrative short Mamma Dorme. She is now working on the script  for her first feature film and on a creative documentary.

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