The Heroine’s Journey of Delia Simonetti

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The research part, when I start working on a moodboard or a treatment and I find different views, ideas and scenarios, borrowing inspiration from books or art that I love.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Having a drink on a terrace in front of the sea, in late summer. What is my greatest fear? To lose the people I love, and to lose time.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My anxiety and my health that has always being so fragile, like Colin from “The Secret Garden”.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? In photography: Suffo Moncloa, Jamie Hawkesworth. In film: Andrea Arnold, Michael Haneke, Sally Potter.

What is my greatest extravagance? Sometimes when I’m home alone I talk to myself. Sometimes a lot, but I read on an article on that means I’m a genius or something!

On what occasion would I lie? I’m not so good at lying since I was a kid.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I have great organization skills but I hate to organize. It’s like a vicious cycle.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I see what was only in my mind finally done, and when I work with people that share my views and with whom share ideas.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I wish I was very very tall! And patient.

What is my greatest achievement in work? To keep doing what I love the most.

Where would I most like to live? I don’t have a perfect place, except the seaside.

What is my most treasured possession? Since I experienced what it truly means to be loved by someone I’ve a great fear to lose it.

What is my most marked characteristic? There are always the same current themes in the movies, books, plays or art in general that I love.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? My flat or my boyfriend’s parents house near the city, in the country.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? To eat and drink: Buyabes To drink the best margarita in town: Amantes (in Turin, Italy)

What books influenced my life and how? “Sexual Personae” by Camille Paglia really helped me to understand a lot of writers and artists, and different history in general.

Who are my favorite writers? Paul Auster, Ian McEwan, Richard Yates You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Everything by Fiona Apple

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Peter Fortune, the young boy from “The daydreamer” by Ian McEwan

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? There are plenty of people I admire, but I don’t think I’ve true heroes – the definition itself sounds too much romantic to me.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “The white ribbon” by Michael Haneke, “Stand by me” by Rob Reiner, “Orlando” by Sally Potter

What role plays art in my life and work? A lot of different kind of disciplines, from literature to painting to music.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My boyfriend Eugenio (he is a music producer and a music composer and sound designer)

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? Great professional and great friends, the ones I work with now and I hope to find more in the future.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Too many people

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? There are few, but I don’t love to tell things in advance

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? Always on my website, and I hope to be selected at some film festival again

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? What keeps you awake at night.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Estel Luz (singer and songwriter), Giulia Scintu (cinematographer), Virginija Vareikytė (documentary and film director).

How can you contact me? On my website E-mail: Instagram: @deliasimonetti


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