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“Ideas Just Disappeared”: Cloro | Director Lamberto Sanfelice

What fear — whether it’s personal, or one related to the development, financing, production or distribution of your film — did you have to confront and conquer in the making of your movie?

The day before the first day of shooting I went with part of the crew to the location were we would start shooting the following day. It was in a rather desolated area with just a few big old trees, which in normal circumstances I would find fascinating. But on that day as I was looking around all of a sudden I could find nothing interesting to shoot there. Obviously the landscape was not the problem but ideas just disappeared. I was petrified.
It was really cold so after not long we left without saying much and while going back to the hotel it started snowing.

It snowed all night and when we got to the location the following morning we were walking in the snow up to our knees. The sun was up, I looked around and the area just looked shiny and magical. It looked like a playground. Fear disappeared instantly. Just to be replaced by doubts, lots of doubts.

[PREMIERE SCREENING: Monday January 26 at 6:00 pm — Egyptian Theatre]

Sundance 2015 Responses

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