Immersing us in a sea of words and images, Al largo brings us into contact with the experience of suffering. Dissolving the polarity between egoism and altruism, taking care becomes a gesture which alone seems to resist in front of the excessive power of life. After De la mutabilité de toute chose et de la possibilité d’en changer certaines (2011), Variations ordinaires (2012) and Au-delà de l’un (2017), Anna Marziano returns to the Festival with a film inspired by the reading of Nietzsche and Donald Winnicott.
(Padua, Italy, 1982) studied film at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome and directing at the Ateliers Varan in Paris. In 2009, she directed Mainstream - An Evening with Dan Perjovschi, a documentary starring the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi, presented at the Galerie Michel Rein in Paris and at the London International Documentary Festival. She has participated at several editions of the Torino Film Festival: with the short La veglia (2010), at the Italian Short Films competition, and De la mutabilité de toute chose et de la possibilité d’en changer certaines (2011), Variations ordinaires (2012) and Au-delà de l'un (2017) in the Italian documentaries competition.
Mainstream - An Evening with Dan Perjovschi (doc, cm, 2009), La veglia (cm, 2010), De la mutabilité de toute chose et de la possibilité d’en changer certaines (doc, cm, 2011), Variations ordinaires (doc, mm, 2012), Orizzonti orizzonti! (cm, 2014), Al di là dell’uno (Au-delà de l’un, doc, mm, 2017), Al largo (doc., 2020).
“The development of this film started in 2016, through a set of problems I have been facing, alongside a beloved person who was enduring pain and transformations caused by illnesses and surgeries. In that very same period, I became a mother to my young daughter, who appears in this film. Life was flowing through me, burning in all its violence, at the two sides of existence. Who heals a human being after the doctors have left? How to face the senselessness of pain? And how to prepare oneself and a child to be confronted by it?”