QUARANTINE (QUARANTENA)

  • Director

    Luigi Rotondo

  • Country, Year, Length

    Italy, 2020, 5:16

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Digital

  • Festival Year

    2021

Synopsis

How do you react to the fear of the imponderable?
How can creativity and imagination help us and our children to interpret what is happening to us towards a positive and productive change? A family of Videomakers gets to work during the global pandemic to create a small parallel world made of amazement, of sweetness, of play.
A surreal world that helps us to discover and tell the metamorphosis that is taking place in many of us.
A project carried out at home involving the family to make sense of the passing time and to share creative processes with their children. An unpublished experiment to share with the rest of the world a vision in which #andratuttobene.

Credits

Luigi Rotondo – Writer
Laura Ricci – Producer
Giovanni Rotondo – Original Music

Director Statement

A small film about hope: in difficult moments, remembering the child within us can help us find some serenity.

Director Biography

Luigi Rotondo nasce a Napoli l’8 Aprile del 1975. Fin da piccolo è un grande appassionato di cinema, colleziona, vede e rivede centinaia di film. Una volta finito il liceo si iscrive alla facoltà di Lettere Moderne con indirizzo spettacolo a La Sapienza di Roma.
L’università però dura solo tre anni, perchè nel ’97 ha la possibilità di partecipare alla sua prima esperienza lavorativa: assistente alla regia per un film TV prodotto dalla RAI.
Luigi partecipa alla produzione di quasi 10 tra film e fiction TV fino a quando nel 2000 passa al ruolo di aiuto regista per una Soap opera della RAI. Durante questa esperienza inizia a dirigere cortometraggi da lui stesso scritti negli anni precedenti.
Lunghissima e significativa la sua esperienza di montaggio e regia che lo porta ad aprire prima la Leonardo Extra società di produzione audiovisiva e successivamente STUDIOMAKER società di produzione di cui è socio e direttore artistico.

Luigi Rotondo was born in Naples on April 8, 1975. Since he was a child he has been a great lover of cinema, collecting, seeing and reviewing hundreds of films. Once finished high school he enrolled in the Faculty of Modern Literature with an address for entertainment at La Sapienza in Rome. The university, however, lasts only three years, because in ’97 he has the opportunity to participate in his first work experience: assistant director for a TV film produced by RAI.
Luigi participated in the production of almost 10 films and TV dramas until in 2000 he moved to the role of assistant director for a RAI Soap opera. During this experience he began directing short films written by himself in previous years.
His experience in editing and directing was very long and significant, leading him to open first the Leonardo Extra audiovisual production company and then STUDIOMAKER, a production company of which he is a partner and artistic director.