Artistic yellow (Giallo artistico) won Best Editor Award in the 9th Season of MP Film Award Andrea Malandra Director & Writer of the Film Artistic yellow (Giallo artistico) agree to interview with us.
Andrea Malandra, born in Pescara, Italy. Graduated in Filmology at the D.A.M.S. of the University of Bologna. He attends the seminars of Anghelopulos, Ioseliani and film editing by Roberto Perpignani. In addition, the anthropologist George Lapassade's seminar for the creation of ethnographic videos. Make various videos and films as a director and filmmaker.
About the Film: Synopsis: Artistic yellow (Giallo artistico) Film Synopsis:
The story of the film takes place in Pescara. the film is a tribute to the imaginary world of cartoonist Andrea Pazienza. The surreal plot is supported by far-fetched characters living in urban spaces, creating dream states and comic gags.
What was your drive behind making this film?
Andrea Malandra: I made the film to pay homage to the cartoonist Andrea Pazienza. The designer lived in Pescara in the 1970s.
How you feel when you are awarded with the MP FILM AWARD Award?
Andrea Malandra: I am very happy to have received an award for my film, the award for best editing by Erminia Cardone. and above all to have received it from an excellent festival such as MP FilmAward.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?
Andrea Malandra: The scene I remember with the most enthusiasm is the one in which we rebuilt a circus inside a warehouse. I don't know if it is the most successful scene of the film, but it is the one in which the set was full of people including artists, actors, technicians and extras, maybe a hundred, so for me it was a moment full of energy and humanity.
How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?
Andrea Malandra: I'm used to being very practical on set. And therefore I usually follow the screenplay for a 60/70%, the other 30/40% are solutions that I take with the director of photography and the actors depending on the obstacles I encounter in the staging, trying not to distort the sense of the script.
Where there any onset problems During the filming of the film & how did you deal with it?
Andrea Malandra: Usually it's always the first scene I shoot, the most complicated one, because that's what it takes to break the ice between all the people on set. I start shooting the first scene with a difficult average, therefore neither easy nor difficult, this is to get a good result but with difficulty.
Do you have any advice for young filmmaker out there? Or like yourself?
Andrea Malandra: My advice is to always experiment with new cinematographic languages, and not conform to stereotypes.
Do you think it is essential to go to a film institute in order to become a successful filmmaker?
Andrea Malandra: I think it is essential to be familiar with the tools and languages of cinema, and in this case a film institute is always a good choice. But the main thing is to have your own expression and your own idea of cinema.
Which film has inspired you the most?
Andrea Malandra: Amore tossico by Claudio Caligari
Which particular film maker has influenced you the most?
Andrea Malandra: Claudio Caligari, David Lynch, Otar Iosseliani, Franco Piavoli, etc.
Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?
Andrea Malandra: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
If you got the opportunity to go back in time & change something in any particular movie of yours, then which movie & what changes will you opt for?
Andrea Malandra: The films I made, I would do them again, but with the experience gained with more time.
If you were to shoot the film again, what would you do differently?
Andrea Malandra: I would shoot a few more scenes that came to mind when the film was finished.
What is your greatest achievement till date?
Andrea Malandra: Confessions of zero, is the one that has been most successful, but also Artistic yellow has satisfied me.
How do you pick yourself up after a failed film?
Andrea Malandra: I always have a new project to do, so I never have time to get discouraged.
Where our viewers can catch you (share your social media)?
Andrea Malandra: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474196909543891
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