Exploring the theme of Fate’s adversarial role in a relationship, how destiny, if you believe in such a thing, plays an important role in how our lives turn out. It’s an exciting challenge solving the puzzle of how we are able to communicate such a personal, and yet universally experienced, stage in life.
A poem by Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj
Tell me, tell me, where is it? How can I find you?
And we hear the cries:
…the last song is for you;
I say to you my last
desperate word without a cry,
endless sea like my pain.
This mad love of mine,
And the rush, and the thirst,
Were in vain.
This is it, this is it, this is the truth.
Ditemi, ditemi, dov’è? Come posso trovarla?
E l’udiamo gridare:
…, l’ ultimo canto è per te;
dico a te l’ ultima mia
parola disperata senza pianto,
mare infinito come il mio dolore.
Questo mio folle amore,
e l’impeto, e la sete,
È questa, è questa, è questa la verità.
Directed and edited by: Rob Bell
Production: Elisa Messi & Flavio Carlotti
Photographer: Daniel Housley
Cast: Marina Meinero, Lorena Sheriff, Jan Tononi
Composer: Flavio Carlotti
Mix & Master: Jimmy Priest by Unreal Sound Studio
Fashion Stylist: Elisa Messi
Hair & Make-Up: Laura Fabbris
Sculptors: Ascanio Maria Bolzonella, Laura Fabbris
Voiceover Artist: Marina Meinero
Countertenor and Tenor: Mario Tardini
Backstage Photographer: Nicola Sturm
Produced by 1190 Productions
Featuring designs from
Concepción Miranda from Marc Juan Comunicación
Vintage Frederick Starke from the Candymoss Archive
Giselle Matamala from Marc Juan Comunicación
Najjat Harb from Marc Juan Comunicación
Watch the audience feedback below.
“Forever Bound really does capture the feeling of being bound to another person”
“I think those Mythic resonances kind of give the film a Timeless feeling… and they also have the statue version of them which reinforces the idea of eternity ”
“Really gorgeous imagery”
“The visuals on this were so stunning, I mean the cinematography and the camera work was so creative, it was really really enjoyable to watch”
“Very fashionable costumes”
“A very well done production and a really interesting experimental short with a beautiful and, at times angry and other times peaceful, music”
“Quite deep and poetic”