02 Dic “DREAMING OF THE MOON” by Michael Step
Starting from a brilliant intuition, “Dreaming of the moon” turns out to be much more than an excellent idea.
The film reworks some of the most classic and important themes that have always fascinated man. The relationship between father and son, the desire to reach and somehow possess the moon, so far and beautiful that it seems more than just a satellite.
In this film, the challenge and tensions of humanity are gathered in a few rooms, in the intimacy of a look and a whispered word. the register chosen by the director is very refined and extremely delicate. Through a long dialogue between father and son the fate of humanity is decided, the fate of a place thousands of miles away. These choices make the short film a true auteur film, based on a fine and solid writing. Alongside this excellent screenplay work, the director shows great visionary talent. Thanks to a powerful work of imagination and construction, helped by a troupe of real professionals, Michael Step creates his personal vision of the world of tomorrow. Thus the interweaving of human feelings is contrasted with a reality made up of cold screens, metal profiles, which create a significant contrast between man and machine, progress and eternity.
In this poetic construction of a completely new world, the aesthetic of the film plays a fundamental role and becomes an integral part of the narrative. Particularly valuable is the use of cinematography, which veils the film of a dark patina, throwing it into the chiaroscuro of doubt. This gives the film a classic style, pursued with talent even by machine movements. The style helps to create an elaborate work of suggestions between the past and the present. In this clever and refined cinematographic work, “Dreaming of the Moon” is really a sort of dream, a vibrant and full of poetry experience.