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Yaron Shani – Stripped #Venezia75

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The first film of the director’s Love Trilogy.

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8 min. and 54 sec.

PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Yaron Shani, director of the film Stripped.

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An interview with filmmaker Yaron Shani, director of Stripped, which premiered in the Orizzonti section of the 75th Venice Film Festival. This is the first part of Shani’s previously announced Love Trilogy, which explores the theme through a blurring of reality and fiction. The director talks about its interesting process and collaboration with the non-professional actors, and shares with us his thought on the theme of love, connection and his lack of belief in clearly defined differences between the good and the bad in people – also in relation to his own identity as a filmmaker within a film festival context.

Stripped: 34-year-old Alice’s recent success in the literary world is upset by disturbing feelings of anxiety. Invasive images of sexual abuse haunt her and panic attacks intensify, leaving her stripped of all confidence and desire for human contact. In the building across the street, 17-year-old Ziv lives with his parents. He’s a talented young man who dreams of being a professional musician. When leaving for the army the demands of adulthood fall hard on him, he will be left sad and vulnerable, stripped of his dreams and innocence. A random call from neighbour Alice will allow him to meet the object of his teenage fantasies. The critical meeting of these two modern urbanites will produce both destruction and growth, violence and grace.

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    Matt Micucci
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    Yaron Shani
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