THE ITALIAN JOB: Jim’s interview with Melbourne director Ruth Borgobello
THE ITALIAN JOB: Melbourne director Ruth Borgobello wanted to make history with her first film The Space Between
In the romantic film The Space Between, aimless Italian chef Marco (Flavio Parenti) encounters Australian damsel Olivia (Maeve Dermody), who helps him understand his mid-life malaise. He, in turn, helps her out with hers.
Set in the emminently Instagrammable hills of Northern Italy, the film is a delicately directed journey about connection, loss, acceptance and the enduring power of love, however fleeting it might be.
The film’s lyrical style certainly suits its modest story, yet behind the camera writer/director Ruth Borgobello pursed an historic ambition to make The Space Between the first co-production between Australia and Italy.
Flavio Parenti and Maeve Dermody hook up in the touching, quiet romantic drama.
And the road was not an easy one, Borgobello says in this frank interview, in which she also discusses the film’s themes, its subtle symbolism, its enomous amount of smoking and why the DiStasio restaurant gets such prominent mention.
The Space Between is set for a major release through Palace cinemas once it has played all state capitals as part of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. For more info visit: http://tinyurl.com/zxwg9q6
Click play below for the interview with Ruth Borgobello
Click play below for a trailer of the film