Not(e) for a Dreamer

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Not(e) for a Dreamer


Enrico Poli


Director, Lead Female, Script


"“ If spring belongs to the senses, the end of summer belongs to reason. I fall somewhere in between” Not(e) for a Dreamer is the latest FILM: by award-winning director Enrico Poli, produced by the London-based production company White Coat. The FILM: uses the changing of seasons as a reflection of the transition from childhood into adulthood. Lead character Anaïs voices her feelings with a mixture of anticipation and anxiety. She’s fully aware that things are changing, though not entirely sure to what extent. Each season represents a specific time in one’s life: spring full of the carelessness of youth; summer full of opportunities but tinged with sadness as autumn approaches; autumn and winter representing the shift into adulthood where we struggle as we long for the past and accept change as part of being human.

Not(e) for a Dreamer excels with its sublime visual language and sound design which connects with the viewer on an emotional level. The FILM: was shot in Greve in Chianti in Italy making use of natural and available light only as a way to achieve a realistic, yet poetic look. The cinematography complements and enriches the nostalgic feel of the FILM:, in which shots and framing play a key role in the unfolding of the story. Not(e) for a Dreamer is a tribute to the classics of the past through a modern eye.

The music was created by composer Mahlon Berv. It touches upon the idea of playtime and adolescence through the lightness and beauty of the violin, with a bittersweet undertone as youth is also fleeting. Using the baroque music style as a springboard, through the use of a solo violin and string orchestra, the music reflects Not(e) for a Dreamer’s complex emotions, pure colours and need to bring new life to the past.

The FILM: is Enrico Poli’s third collaboration with Italian fashion label - . Their first FILM:, titled M O N O - Y, won several international awards, including Bes e talia ashio ILM: at Fashion FILM: Festival Milano in 2017. Both brand and Not(e) for a Dreamer explore youth culture. Playing with the idea of reinventing the past into something contemporary, the FILM: translates M O N O - Y’s sense of discovery and search for identity into cinematic language."

Grace Castro