Gandria, November 1999: during a dinner at the Sievi household, Daniele Finzi Pasca tells the story of the company’s new show and the involvement of Ana Heredia, who had never trodden the boards before. Walther Sievi immediately suggests following Ana at every stage of this new and unpredictable journey. This is how the film was born, from the simple desire to discreetly accompany Ana on her journey, to capture every smile, every little crisis, every word of encouragement, and to give everyone the opportunity to peek into this extraordinary moment in her life. From Gandria to Montréal, from Mexico City to Lugano, Walther and Anita Sievi meticulously captured images, words and sounds for almost a year and then, along with Antonio Vergamini, they put together a film that is first and foremost a way of thanking Ana for the emotions shared during the period they spent together.
Screenplay and direction: Antonio Vergamini
Camerawork and editing: Walther Sievi
Sound: Anita Sievi
Music: Maria Bonzanigo (selection from the stage music of the shows “Visitatio” and “Te amo” made by Antonio Vergamini)
Mixing: Graziano Monzeglio
Production: Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Atelier Sievi
Co-produced by: RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera
In collaboration with: Associazione Culturale Longuel
The theatrical scenes are from the show “Visitatio”, written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca and produced by Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Carbone 14.
First Prize as Best Experimental Documentary at the 2010 Abruzzo International Documentary Film Festival.