PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews director Crystal Moselle, who talks about her new short film That One Day from the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
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Following the success of The Wolfpack, Crystal Moselle was approached by MIU MIU, the renowned fashion brand to direct an addition to the series “Women’s Tales”, which screens annually within the Venice Days parallel secton of the Venice Film Festival. Her film, That One Day, is the story of a young girl who becomes fascinated with a group of skater girls.
Besides That One Day, and the origins of this collaboration with MIU MIU, Moselle talks to us about what she is working on right now, future ambitions, the filmmaker’s desire to tell stories and even offers her own perspective on the issue being highlighted by MIU MIU with their Women’s Tales series – the role of women on the cinematic landscape, both work-wise and narratively speaking.
THAT ONE DAY. Everything can change in one day. Rachelle, a 17-year-old girl living outside of New York City, discovers this, riding her skateboard through a journey of self-discovery. Intimidated by casual, macho sexism, Rachelle stumbles across a gang of charismatic, fearless skater girls. They show her another world is out there. A world of female friendship, strength and belonging. “Today,” confesses Rachelle “is the first day that I haven’t been feeling that sense of loneliness.” That One Day, by American director Crystal Moselle, is the 12th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. Crystal Moselle’s debut, The Wolfpack, about a family who home schooled and raised their seven children in the confinement of their apartment in the Lower East Side, won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival. Moselle also made the viral video sensation Shapeshifting, on a pack of 14-year-old ballerinas. “I am in love with the transformation stage in a girl’s life,” says Moselle, “when they are not quite a girl but not quite a woman.” That One Day renders this moment as a tender daydream -ardently feminine skaters in serene slow-mo- which isn’t afraid of the tough truths facing young women. “When I was in my transformation stage,” Moselle reveals, “as a young girl, Miu Miu was a big part of that story.