VALENTINA POSTIKA WAITING TO LEAVE “Carlo and Valentina are strangers to each other but they share the
Valentina is a Moldavian care-taker who works for Carlo, an
eighty-eight-year-old partisan and one of the heads of the Communist
Party in Pesaro during the Fifties. Their cohabitation alternates silence
and quarrels, moments of closeness and others of distance. One lives
his life through old films and pictures; the other thinks about the future,
when she will be able to return home to Moldavia to her three children.
The months, days and hours pass slowly, far from the hubbub of the
city, as Carlo and Valentina spend their last year together.
same condition of waiting. Their condition makes them opposites yet
complementary. In his VHS and Super8 films, Carlo closes the circle
of his images and experiences; he takes his leave from the world,
stopping his last years after his disappointments in politics. Valentina
lives in his present, with her music, her habits, her telephone
conversations with her three children on the telephone, the packages
sent off every Sunday to Moldavia.
VALENTINA POSTIKA WAITING TO LEAVE
“Carlo and Valentina are strangers to each other but they share the
Caterina Carone (Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 1982) graduated in communication
sciences in 2004 from the University of Bologna. Between 2005 and 2006
she made her first documentaries, Numero 5 and Polvere. The next year,
she received her degree in project development, production and directing
from ZeLIG - Scuola di Documentario, Televisione e Nuovi Media in Bolzano
and attended the Berlinale Talent Campus of the Berlin Film Festival,
participating with the film Le chiavi per il paradiso, which won the Kodak
Prize for Best Documentary at the 2008 Festival Libero Bizzarri.
Numero 5 (cm, doc., 2005), Polvere (cm, doc., 2006), Le chiavi per il paradiso (mm, doc., 2007), Valentina Postika in attesa di partire (doc., 2009).
film editing, sound