As It Is on Earth
INSTITUTE: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
The village was small, and now it’s even smaller; only four houses still standing and a street. There is no one around. Nobody to say ‘hi’ to, no one to whine about the heat to. The earthquake didn’t even spare the sound of breathing. The story of two souls trying to mend a wound in a torn town.
Pier Lorenzo Pisano was born in Naples. He graduated in Cultural Heritage in Venice, then specialised as actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London. He started working as actor and assistant director for film and theatre productions, and as an editor on various projects including the documentary Torn, wich was awarded with a Nastro d’Argento and premiered at Venice Film Festival. He later broadened his interest in writing, receiving positive responses from the major Italian playwriting and screenwriting awards. At Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia he made his debut short movie As it is on earth, selected at Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation.