Nominee “Best Italian Film” at Fashion Film Festival Milano
The project for this video is the result of the encounter of designer Caterina Gatta with Italian actress Tea Falco and with film director and fashion photographer Paolo Santambrogio.
In order to illustrate the garments from the summer 2015 collection by the Rome-born designer, they chose to create something more that just a fashion short film, trying to tell a story that connected through a subtle thread the clothes by Caterina, inspired by Marie Antoinette, to the contemporary world, pervaded by an often restless mood, shared by many young people, belonging to the same generation of Caterina, Tea and Paolo, who feel lost when looking at the future and it uncertainness.
“The character of the short film,” says fashion designer Caterina Gatta “is a modern Marie Antoinette, a young woman trapped inside a golden ‘wunderkammer’; yesterday its was Versailles, today it’s a luxurious flat in Paris. The world around her, apparently so perfect, is the same world that is bringing her to self-destruction. But she chooses to face her pain, to look inside of her, to fight the ghosts from her past.
While I was developing the project I was reading the book “La Ferocia” by Nicola Lagioia and since I found various analogies with my story, I decided to get in touch with the writer and ask him to write the script for the video, which he did.
Besides, to achieve something that may looked closer to cinema than to fashion, visually-wise, I asked Tea Falco to play the woman’s role, giving her total freedom as far as expressivity is concerned; for the same reason I asked Nicola, who is also a passionate cinema expert, to take care of the script.
Making the video was a true joint effort, each one of us contributed equally with great enthusiasm and involvement. Working with Tea, Nicola and Paolo has been an amazing experience and also an opportunity to grow further”.
Despair and bewilderment leave the door open to hope, because, as Tea says at the end the film, “No other day holds more future than this”.
Caterina Gatta presents “Wunderkammer”
directed by paolo santambrogio, starring tea falco, dresses and fashion direction caterina gatta, words, written by nicola lagioia, cinematography luca parrini, music by michele monestiroli, hair and make-up camille lutz
first director assistant marie-amelie martin
english subtitles kathryn cheater, melissa cannavo marino, paola corazza
golberg variations bwv 988 aria by j.s. bach, piano by michele monestiroli
tea’s theme, composed, arrangend and produced by michele monestiroli
very special thanks to miriam de rienzo gazzola, lionel de rienzo gazzola, castor srl, why not agency, updrade artist, valeriano colucci, michele sabia, michele gatta, paola iezzi, francesca zappia, pauline magdeleinat
executive production caterina gatta
©2015 caterina gatta
PAOLA IEZZI FEAT. MYSS KETA – LTM
CONCEPT AND ART DIRECTION PAOLA IEZZI
DIRECTED BY PAOLO SANTAMBROGIO
DOP LUCA PARRINI
FOCUS PULLER PATRICK GIACOMELLI
LIGHTS ASSISTANTS FLORIANA GIACINTI , DAVIDE AIRONI, ANDREA MAMMOLITI
EDITING, COLOR GRADING AND POST PRODUCTION ‘MONKEY BUSINESS STUDIO’ MILANO
PRODUCER FEDERICA BOLLA
STYLIST MASHA BRIGATTI
STYLIST ASSISTANTS GIAMMARCO CINGOLANI, SIMONE RUTIGLIANO
M¥SS KETA PERSONAL STYLIST WILLIAM MERANTE
MODEL MATTIA NARDUCCI
DANCERS CHIARA MARINA LOI, FRANCESCA BORRI, GIULIA BOSCOLO, LORENZA GENTILE, CHRISTIAN ABOA – MODULO AGENCY
COREOGRAPHER ASSISTANT GRETA BAREL – MODULO AGENCY
BELLY DANCER JASMINE ZAHRA
MAKE-UP MR DANIEL – LANCOME ITALIA
MR DANIEL PERSONAL ASSISTANT ALESSANDRO PICERINO
MAKE-UP ASSISTANTS YULIA KAZACHENNKO, VIVIANA GUARINO – ADAMIS GROUP ITALIA
HAIR STYLIST MARCO MINUNNO
HAIR STYLIST ASSISTANTS GABRIELE MAROZZI, FRANCESCO AVOLINO
ELIZA SHORT MOVIE
“Eliza” a fashion short movie for S Magazine
Directed by Paolo Santambrogio
International Fashion Film Awards 2014 Nominations: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music.
“At times, a sudden separation from the past might feel like the only possible answer given to an existence that no longer makes sense. In pursuit of new memories, Eliza, embodies the restless outbreak from the place where emptiness cuts deep and the reflections of the past aren’t soothing enough to block the constant turmoil. A metaphor for endless scenarios anchored in a strong sense of reality, the letting go of the past puts on the seductive gear.”
Fashion Direction Alessandro Buzzi, Starring Eliza Sys, Filmed by Luca Parrini, Music by Michele Monestiroli, Speech written by Sebastiano Filocamo, Voices by Sebastiano Filocamo and Fabienne Denegri
“Se perdo te” performed by Paola Iezzi
Make-Up Mary Cesardi, Hair Simone Prusso
Editing and color Paolo Santambrogio, Editing assistant Luca Parrini
Fashion credits: Ter et Bantine, Giuseppe Zanotti, Emilio Pucci, Miu Miu, Hermes, Burberry, Christian Dior
French speech translation by Cecilia Giulia Resio, French speech adaptation by Fabienne Denegri
English subtitle by Melissa Cannavo-Marino
“Se perdo te” – Arranged and produced by Michele Monestiroli, Mix and mastering by Koala Studio, Orig. vers. “The Time Has Come” by Paul Korda -Italian version by Sergio Bardotti