Presenting the film Fortuna together with director Nicolangelo Gelormini and colleague Pina Turco, in the Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest, the Italian actress and director spoke about the current situation of our cinema, put to the test by the pandemic.
“The period is not the best, there is fear and turmoil, and we hope to leave it behind soon. But for us who make films, the work is there.”
To speak is Valeria Golino,, actress and director who certainly needs no introduction and who is one of the leading adult performers of Fortuna, work before Nicolangelo Gelormini previewed today at the Rome Film Festival.
“There is a great need for images around, and the more sovereign streaming platforms become, the more product is needed. So for us insiders the problem is not work: the problem is the possible loss, along the way, of the cinemas, of the theater experience. It is scary to think that, in a situation like this, cinema can be considered something more, something superfluous, an experience that can be renounced..”
Referring then to the law decrees that leave cinemas operating, with a maximum ceiling of 200 spectators per show, Valeria Golino he comments bitterly: “Maybe 200 people in the room these days.”
Her director is more optimistic than she, Nicolangelo Gelormini, which argues that “as long as the Church hesitates there will be cinema: both offer the same liturgical experience. We are experiencing a phase of transition, but the need for simultaneous sharing will help us.”