Sospira (trailer), 50 minutes, super8 and digital video, 2010
Sospira is an experimental documentary focusing on nine women of various nationalities, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for love. Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women’s voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves.
Premiere: World Premiere: Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion, Emerging Filmmakers Series, 2011
Television: PBS online: www.WORLDcompass.org, series “The Journey”, May 2011
Original Score: Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.
Director, Producer, Camera, Sound Design: Lana Z Caplan
Editing & Sound: Mike Olenick, Paul Hill, Lana Z Caplan
Titles: Alan Waldo
Additional Footage: University of Pennsylvania Film Archive
Made with generous support from The Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Studio Program
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