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Interview With Andrea Malandra the Director & Writer of the Film Confessions of Zero

Confessions of Zero won Best Feature Film - Between $5000 - $10,000 Award in the 9th Season of MP Film Award Andrea Malandra Director & Writer of the Film Confessions of Zero agree to interview with us.

Andrea Malandra

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.

Poster Confessions of Zero

About the Film: Synopsis: Confessions of Zero Film Synopsis:

It is a contrasting love story between two young people, Sebastiano called Zero and Vienna, belonging to different worlds and opposed by the oppressiveness of a family and social context that would like to normalize them and flatten their human peculiarities. A contemporary "Romeo and Juliet".

Trailer of "Confessions of Zero"

What was your drive behind making this film?

Behind the Scene

Andrea Malandra: The film is inspired by the homonymous novel "Confessions of zero" by Giovanni Di Iacovo, the book I found very suitable for cinema.

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, and above all to have received it from a festival of excellence such as MP FilmAward.

Can you tell us about the greatest moment during shooting this film?

Andrea Malandra: The scene in the industrial quarry, in which the protagonists of the film set off towards their inexorable destiny.

How rigorously did you stick to the script while shooting?

Behind the Scene

Andrea Malandra: Without a doubt I stuck to the script in a strict way, in this case, unlike my other films, it was influenced by the fact that the screenplay was made from a novel.

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?

Behind the Scene

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?

Behind the Scene

Andrea Malandra: Il deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni

Which particular film maker has influenced you the most?

Andrea Malandra: Michelangelo Antonioni, Claudio Caligari, David Lynch, Otar Iosseliani, Franco Piavoli, etc.

Which book would you love to make a film out of one day?

Behind the Scene

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?

Behind the Scene

Andrea Malandra: I was going to shoot a few more scenes that came to mind when the movie 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.

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