A girl, after suffering a serious loss, goes trough the empty streets of a town far away. She’s alone and hurt. Where is she from? What is she looking for? The sounds and lights of the city take her into a journey within herself, at the roots of her pain
Goodnight Sofia is the story of a voice lost forever. A voice full of life and projects. My father’s voice.The last memory I have of him, or at least the sharpest, is linked to Sofia and to his voice. It’s a small memory, but it’s the only one I have. A phone call, which lasted five or six minutes; I was passing through Sofia after a trip to Istanbul, he was home. Everything was normal, as usual.My father took his own life two months later.For a long time I asked myself how could i save him. Why I did not understand? For a long time i wasn’t able to look at pictures of him or to pronounce his name. I felt betrayed and abandoned.I went back to Sofia to look for his voice, in those streets that he had never seen. Far from home, far from everything. I started from the end to find him.The present, in the film, is represented by a lonely girl in a ghost town. The past is the recall of an imaginary childhood, almost magic, through my childhood, cinema’s childhood, Sofia’s childhood, and the childhood of other families far and lost.Goodnight Sofia is not a film on my father. Goodnight Sofia is a film for my father.
Leonardo Moro was born in Spoleto on December 31th 1985. He wrote about cinema and literature for several newspapers and magazines . In 2009, thanks to the publishing house Minimum Fax’s support he was responsable in first person of the pubblication of the American writer John O’Brien’s work. In 2012 he created the on-line literary magazine “Brown Bunny Magazine” (which published among others Dan Fante, Arnon Grunberg, Matthew Sharpe, John Wray).
credits: directed by Leonardo Moro / produced by Leonardo Moro Lorenzo Robust BBM film / cinematography: Lorenzo Robusti / with: Lucia Telori, Nikolina Yancheva, Domenico Pelini / music: Dorothy Hayden / editor : Edvard Tear / sound: Toshiaki Kobayashi.