War - La guerra desiderata
Tom has a degree in Romance languages and farms clams. Lea, the eldest daughter of the undersecretary at the Ministry of Defence, is a therapist in a public health clinic. They clash when they first meet, but that’s nothing compared to what is going on around them: a tragic diplomatic incident between Spain and Italy leads to the unthinkable: war in the heart of Europe. And, incredible as it may seem, only Tom and Lea may be able to stop it.
War – La guerra desiderata is about the coming of an unthinkable European war. The film was written in the spring of 2019. In the spring of 2022, while we were editing the film, Russia invaded Ukraine. A friend of mine wrote to me: “You can predict the future.” I replied: “No, I can’t predict the future, it’s the future that’s going backwards.” I really believe that. And I hope, with the horror that is now happening, that cinema will once again be able to put the future back where it’s supposed to be. After the present.