Paolo Virzi is known internationally for his comedy-drama films, and his latest film Siccità (which literally translates to ‘Drought’) has sustainability baked into both the story, and production.
With an all-star cast led by Monica Belluci, the premise of Siccità centers around a contemporary Rome in which it hasn’t rained for three years, and follows a group of characters dealing with the new customs and regulations which come along with a water shortage. Siccità is the first example of an Italian film which has made a push for a sustainable production, this is important because while there has been a great uptake of sustainable practices in the TV world, film still has a long way to go, (strides are being made with albert certified 1917 being a prime example!). Furthermore, Siccità is also an example of a film using the consequences of climate change as a main element in its story.
We sat down (over Zoom) with Carla Bernardin, Sustainability Manager on Siccità, about the changes they implemented during the shoot to make it one of Italy’s greenest productions to date.