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Esther May Campbell – Light Years #Venezia72

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Family as a constellation

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Esther May Campbell – director – Light Years

FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Esther May Campbell to talk about her first feature film LIGHT YEARS, in competition at the Venice Critics’ Week 2015.

The idea behind the film is that family bonds are unbreakable even though their elements are light years away. the film introduces nature and its elements as another protagonist in the story.

LIGHT YEARS: Rose reckons a family is like a constellation – all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago. Even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Esther May Campbell
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Light Years
  • Festival section
    Venice International Critics Week
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