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Casey Affleck, Anna Pniowsky – Light of My Life #RomaFF14

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The importance of stories in everyone’s life.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Casey Affleck and Anna Pniowsky, director/ actor and actress of the film Light of My Life.

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How important are stories in life? Metaphors we can connect or identify with, whether they’re written, filmed or narrated? Casey Affleck starts his feature film directorial debut, Light of my life, with a bedtime story told to a 11 years old daughter by her father in a distopic world where women, girls, disappeared due to a fatal plague. The film is the closing event of the 17th Alice nella Città and it stars Affleck playing “Father” along with the young and talented Anna Pniowsky playing Rag, his daughter. To create stories is very important for both actors as it is a way for a person to enter new worlds, to connect with people, to interact and grow up. Casey Affleck and his young star Anna created a bond on set that is the key to the strong chemistry as father and daughter they have in the film.

Light of My Life: A father tells his child a story. It is evening, and they are lying in a tent in the middle of the forest. What at first glance appears idyllic turns out to be an exceptional situation: in this post-pandemic world, the father is doing everything in his power to protect Rag. When the exhausted pair is taken in by three old men, danger seems to be averted, and perhaps a home and surrogate family has been identified. But this is a desperate and violent world, and the small measure of peace the parent and child find is soon lost. As humanity teeters on the brink of collapse, it is not the survival of the species that concerns us, it is the single child. But it is the nature of children to demand change. Innocence is lost. Tragedy closes in. And nature looks on, detached.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Casey Affleck and Anna Pniowsky
  • Interviewee role
    director/ actor and actress
  • Film title
    Light of My Life
  • Festival section
    Alice nella Città - special events
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