World Premiere of Father, by Giada Colagrande at 14TH FICMBy: Gabriel Andrade Espinosa (@gabolonio )
Father is the fourth feature by Colagrande and tells the story of Giulia, the daughter of the great composer Giulio Fontana, who has just died. Through music she will begin to communicate with him and will be brought to an invisible world. The film is also written and performed by the director.
The screening was attended by Giada Colagrande, Willem Dafoe, who acts in the film, Daniela Michel, General Director of FICM and Alejandro Ramirez, president of FICM.
Giada Colagrande on Morelia:
“It is not only the first time the film is presented in this place, but also the first time I’m going to see it with the audience, it hasn’t been presented anywhere else. I am very happy to be here because I have heard about the Morelia International Film Festival for years. I’ve known Daniela for some time. We have mutual friends that introduced us and I feel very happy because I can confirm the passion and quality of this festival.”
Giada Colagrande on the autobiographical nature of the film:
“The idea came in a subtle way since I started having these kinds of visions. Almost always only images, sometimes whole scenes, but I’d be lying if I said that I sat down to write a script. I started making it as I dreamed. In fact, the only autobiographical part in this film was that I was going through the loss of my father and through a moment of regret.”
Giada Colagrande on the film’s femininity:
“My view regarding femininity in art has changed and taken shape over the years. At first, I felt a rejection of the definition of feminine art or art made by women. As Marina Abramović says, art has no gender.”