“Che Meraviglia” (“How Lovely!”) is the story of a child’s emotions during the first Covid-19 lockdown. For the first time we have to stay at home, we have to stay away. Head full of doubts, fears and phrases from the news. This sudden empty time, however, creates space to play with imagination. Following the child, we discover the ability to observe little home events with wonder.The voiceover is a nursery rhyme recited by children that talks about a world where insects taste of vanilla and the moon has its family, and we can exclaim again: how lovely!
Mira is the name of a collective composed by Alessandra Atzori and Milena Tipaldo. We work with audiovisuals putting together different techniques, languages and support: live action, classical and digital animation, stop motion, cut out, Augmented reality and others. Mira in Italian means purpose, target. Where desire aims at.. also the verb mirare is the act of observing with wonder and to watch with care. Our “mira” is to create bridges between the different areas of knowledge, and between knowledge and collectivity, to open and unlock a dialogue, using the power of the moving image and the pleasure of watching a short film.