(by Francesco Gallo) BERLIN, 18 FEB – Benedetta Porcaroli, only 24 years old, but already a long career behind her and roles that are difficult to make your wrists tremble, such as Chiara in BABY, a Netflix series freely inspired by the Parioli baby ring girl scandal, and Donatella Colasanti in THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL by Stefano Mordini, which recounts the so-called Circeo massacre. In short, this actress, born on 11 June 1998, deserved it to be among the ten names selected for Shooting Stars 2023, the launch platform for emerging European actors and actresses organized annually within the Berlinale. What was it like shooting naked in CATHOLIC SCHOOL? “If you accept to play a character like that of Donatella Colasanti – she explains – you cannot do without it. The body, dressed and undressed, is a fundamental tool for an actor, especially to tell a story of violence like that”. And she adds: “In Italy many things are sacrificed, this is because there is a form of censorship, of moralism, one cannot talk about anything, show anything. But for me art cannot be hindered, moralism is the antithesis of art”. The actress still says of her work: “I don’t feel sure of myself, nor do I think I know myself completely. I am twenty-four years old and have been undergoing analysis for fifteen. The fact is that we are constantly changing and then this profession confuses you, exposes you”. What does it mean to be in Berlin? “It’s great to meet casting directors and producers, a difficult thing to do on your own. In any case, an unmissable opportunity for an actor”. As for our cinema, Porcaroli underlines again: “We in Italy are full of talent. Perhaps, however, we compromise too much, we defend the artistic side too little, freedom of thought. We must all be more correct and then the producers are too subject to the law of platforms”. (HANDLE).
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