Cinema for me is…
Daniyal in 10 frames
1. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980), which was also the first horror I saw without the typical jumpscares I was used to, but building a progressive anguish and fear. Maybe the fact that I was 10 years old helped a bit…
2. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021)
È stata la mano di Dio (Paolo Sorrentino, 2021)
Le notti di Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)
3. What does Europe mean to you?
For me, Europe represents a society that relentlessly moves forward, a cohesive and united reality yet aware of its multicultural traditions and origins.
4. What do you like the most about your country that makes it unique?
The thing I like the most about my country is – and as ironic as it may sound, the only thing that really unites it – is its regional diversity (especially in the cuisine).
5. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
Cinema Lumiere in Bologna: it is the only one that continues to promote new initiatives, including matinée, special guests, masterclasses and festivals.
6. What is your dream job in the film industry?
Film director or documentary filmmaker, still undecided…
7. Which film director would you like to be?
Probably Ari Aster. Since he’s a rising star, it would give me the opportunity to range between his (deserved) success and other unexplored ideas yet to be developed.
8. Which film character do you most identify with?
Shaun, from Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
9. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
The soundtrack of Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (Sergio Leone, 1966) composed by the great master Ennio.
10. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
Bruce Almighty (Tom Shadyac, 2003), I think the reason why is pretty self-explanatory …