Cuore Sacro by Ferzan Ozpetek
- Next Friday, Medusa starts distributing three hundred copies of Ferzan Ozpetek’s Cuore Sacro. "My most difficult film" says the Turkish director
Next Friday (25th of February), Medusa starts distributing three hundred copies of Cuore Sacro, Ferzan Ozpetek’s last film, starring Barbara Bobulova and Lisa Gastoni, back on the screen after 25 years.
Barbara Bobulova, who can be considered an Italian actress although she was born in Slovaquia, plays a young cold-blooded real-estate agent who discovers solidarity with the have-nots through her friendship with a little girl.
‘This film took more effort than any of my previous ones,’ says the Turkish director, to whom the idea came five years ago until he could turn it into a script with the help of Gianni Romoli. Cuore Sacro was produced by Tilde Corsi and Gianni Romoli with the collaboration of Medusa Film, for a budget of 6 million euros. It was inspired by the community of Sant’Egidio, a religious group dedicated to spreading the gospel and to charity. ‘But I did not want to talk about faith or religion,’ Ozpetek specifies. ‘In the past few years, I lost many friends, and was led to wonder about the meaning of life. Today, a new type of poverty has appeared, and many people are already spending all their energy in helping them.’ The director insists his approach is non-political: ‘Politics disgust me at the moment, for it never thinks about the commoner.’
(Translated from Italian)
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