My short film ‘True Songs’ has made the official selection of Aethetica Magazine’s Short Film Festival 2016.
I’m so excited to go up to York for a weekend of films, and hear my Nonna’s voice in a cinema!
The film is an abstract series of changing focus shots of a shelf in my grandparents’ old house, with a soundtrack of stories being recounted by my Nonna. The title is a little nod to The Seafarer poem, with its first line, as rendered by so many translations. I love the cadences in my Nonna’s voice. I love the way her language slips into Italian sometimes. I love how unfazed she was by an audio recorder, she spoke with such honesty and openness. I made the film during a tough period for her, and for my family, so it’s nice to be able to share her stories now.