understand the film it's necessary -
the feeling is not that of "confusion" but of a geometry of
image and story in an “unstable” perfect balance. As in the
songs of Captain Beefheart or in the arrhythmias of
Jarmusch's images, Karini manages to hold the attention of
the audience with a completely absent story, which could be
in another dimension and that one senses under the skin;
Karini is able to connect an almost neorealist black and
white with cinematographic inventions that recall Dali's and
Bunuel's video installations. And so, only upon reflection,
our mind seeks and finds connections between image and
reason, with all due respect to those who saw the film with
the heart only, not bothering to "make ends meet" of the
logic and to who enjoys the "flavour tasted" without
understanding the ingredient ... and only upon reflection-
Production presents, in association with MarionMad Pictures
and Gaved Production, "Dreamsmellers". The film is directed
by Maria Assunta Karini, screenplay by Maria Assunta
Karini, Alena Jurisa and Luka Moncaleano. The producers are
Marionmad and Gaved Production, coproducers
are Slaven Maric, Branko Matijasevic and Aaaron Goldstein,
and Harry Brewster is the executive producer.
The actresses are Juneda Ansari, Zam Zam Fatima Malik, Farah Naaz, Monica Shipkar, Anita Shukla, Bhawana Singh, Preeti Singh, Taruna Singh, Lauretta Sidoli, Sheelu Tripathi and Rana Faquit.
creative team behind the scenes: director of photography
Premanand Bhageerathan, assistant director Luka Moncaleano,
editors Maria Assunta Karini , original music by Two Stars Symphony, Opium, Martyn
Bates, sound engineering Francesco Paolo Paladino.
film was shot partly in Italy (Piacenza and province) and
partly in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh State in
One of the locations for the shooting was in the outskirts of this city, in the village of Kakori. It is a beautiful building that is now being used partly as a school
The other location of the film were in Italy, in Piacenza and in its province. Some scenes were filmed in a 17 th century cellar. It was chosen for the size and structure of the vaulted rooms; in fact ,two scenes were shot in a rectangular room where we’ve ricreated a black ground field.
The other scene was shot in a very small room,generating a sort of a sacred place,a cell,an altar.
In these spaces we have tried to create unlikely situations,outside of time.