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Mattie Do – The Long Walk #Venezia76

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An interesting talk about future, discrepancies between modernity and tradition and Laotian films.

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10 min. and 28 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Mattie Do, director of the film The Long Walk.

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Mattie Do explains her vision for the film, in the tradition of Laotian films Asian films in general. She wanted to do a film outside of the box of what was expected, and she mixed traditional stories with modernity and a pinch of science fiction.

The Long Walk: An old man walks the dusty roads between his isolated farm and the nearby rural village in the company of a silent spirit whose death he witnessed fifty years earlier. For decades, the old man’s regret over losing his mother to tuberculosis has bred a pathological need to ease the suffering of the terminally ill, and over the years, he has quietly euthanized several sick women. As he realizes that his spectral companion is able to transport him back in time, the old man trespasses into his own past to set in motion a plan to convince his younger self to preempt his mother’s terminal suffering.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Mattie Do
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Long Walk
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli Autori
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