This guy up-here in that extremely fake romantic pose is me. My name is Luca, I live in Berlin since two years now but I actually come from Palermo, Sicily. I will be one of the very 15 special passengers of the train Tallin-Istanbul: I do think we are special or maybe we’re just very lucky since we will be the only passengers traveling twice.
Shooting infact is a traveling experience in itself.
I traveled a lot in the last three years and finally got addicted to this sweet-bitter drug. I am in Hamburg right now where I am shooting (I will be finished just one week before Tallinn date) a documentary about the harbour-city produced by the Goethe-Institut. The shooting here is going to be an one-man-show (I am doing camera and sound myself): I totally needed a real crew shooting afterwards. Specially I am glad to share my film with two other great artists. Julia Szephelyi, from Hungary, she will be our sound designer but actually she will be the dramaturgic consultant, since she is a screenwriter in her real life. Marius Mihai Apopei, from Romania, he will be our DoP, our eyes and our visual-atmosphere keeper.
Our topic. Love. I know. “Multilingual Love”. But, please: which love is NOT multilingual? WHAT is a language? By the way: does any of you guys know any film which is not about Love? Our framework will be a Notebook. I like to say we will be shooting in the pages of a blank Moleskine. To do that in a proper way, we need your help now. Yes. I would like to collect from each one of us a quote, a LOVE QUOTE. A film, a line of a script, a poem, a song, a tag in a graffiti, a lullabye, a law, a costitutional right, a facebook status… anything that could tell our own country point of view on the topic: Love and Multilingual/cultural/racial/gender Love. I am going to start of course the thread actually with something very stupid from Italy (in this poor times what is not stupid in Italy?):
Mogli e buoi dei paesi tuoi. Wives and Cows (should come) from your own town.
I promise I will find something more intelligent soon (and something directly from Sicily).
All the best und bis bald,