Fivizzano (Massa Carrara), 15 May 2021 – The names of the characters in your latest film are the names of friends from Lunigiana. Even among the extras there are some Lunigiana, whom he wanted to involve. Because he, to the enchanted world of Los Angeles, prefers the tranquility of Lunigiana. He is Peter Chelsom, famous English director, author of important films such as “Just look at the sky” with Sharon Stone, “Shall we dance” with Richard Gere, Hanna Montana, Serendipity. His latest work, “Security”, is about to be released on Sky Original and was shot entirely in Forte dei Marmi. In the cast there are actors such as Marco D’Amore, Maya Sansa, Silvio Muccino, Valeria Bilello, Fabrizio Bentivoglio. If Peter is now in Los Angeles with his family, his mind often goes back to Lunigiana, as evidenced by the images he posts on his Fb page or the messages he receives daily from his Lunigiana friends. Peter Chelsom has owned a house in the Municipality of Fivizzano for over ten years and also has honorary citizenship, which the late mayor Paolo Grassi had conferred on him. As soon as he has some free time he moves to Italy, to his home, where he welcomes his old friends, writes, rests and cooks typical local dishes. A bond, the one with our territory, which has lasted for many years and which has strengthened after shooting his latest work near home. But what is your new film about?
“It is a bit different from the usual – he said the last time he was in Lunigiana – it is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Amidon, it is almost the sequel to” Human capital “, shot by Paolo Virzì. he is from the same family, but he has a different style, we were lucky, we finished shooting shortly before the lockdown. The actors were very easy to direct than those I’m used to working with, they came very prepared. ” This was his first film shot in Italy, the hope is to be able to continue doing it. He would like it very much. Entering into the merits of Security, we discover two opposite sides of Forte dei Marmi: if in summer it is a quiet town, a small corner of paradise for its wealthy citizens, in winter the nights get longer and the villas become small fortresses guarded by sophisticated circuits. of security cameras. Peter calls his work a ‘winter story’, which disrupts the lives of the characters and changes them forever. If ‘Human Capital’ asked what the price of life was, this film asks what the price of security is, in terms of isolation. The ending will be a bit special, Peter had anticipated.
“Before and during the shooting – he said – I would not have imagined what would have happened with Covid. At the end of the film the protagonist, head of security for the villas of the rich, turns on all the alarms, the citizens leave their homes and meet like if it were the first time. It is the idea of a community that unites in case of difficulty. We who have already seen the film had the impression of reliving the current situation “.
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