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Cecilia Maniucchi – Worlds Apart #Giornate2022

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Re-evaluating love and life in the time of the pandemic.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Cecilia Maniucchi, director of the film Worlds Apart.

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An interview with Cecilia Maniucchi, director of Worlds Apart. The film was presented as a special event of the Giornate degli Autori, the parallel and independent section of the 79th Venice Film Festival. Maniucchi talks with us about representing and working during the time of the pandemic, which also prompted her to experiment with alternative ways of filmmaking and shooting. She also talks about working with an amazing cast ensemble, featuring Bob Odenkirk, Radha Mitchell and Danny Houston, among others.

Worlds Apart: Three couples of friends are forced to stay each in their own home, due to the unexpected lockdown in Los Angeles. Jonathan has an art gallery and lives with his wife Sue, but he has a mistress, Clarissa, whom he cannot see. Instead, she lives alone, next to her Iranian tenant Darius and with few people she hears on the phone, including her ex-professor and dear friend Paul who is married to Rita, a much younger woman and very different from him. Forced isolation will lead everyone to re-evaluate their relationships with the people they live with, with those with whom they would like to be and in the end with themselves.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Cecilia Maniucchi
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Worlds Apart
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli Autori
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