You talked about earlier that the leaves of the fig bushes are so massive they block out the solar. However there may be nonetheless a lot gentle on this movie. Are you able to discuss a bit about working together with your cinematographer to seize that naturalistic gentle?
I feel our international locations have a lot gentle. That is what you do not see in our cinema. We see darkness more often than not, however our nation is crammed with a lot gentle. A lot so, that it was an issue for the cinematographer. We had an excessive amount of gentle. Normally, the issue is that we have to add extra lights for a scene. However we needed to conceal the solar typically and at different occasions we needed to catch it. So for each scene we needed to shoot on the identical hour day by day. One other problem was that we shot the movie in two totally different years due to cash points. So it was actually difficult. The lunch scene, for instance, we needed to shoot it in two totally different seasons of figs. In the end, it was all about utilizing pure gentle with no reflector. Simply pure gentle and being on the proper place on the proper time.
I am glad you introduced up the lunch scene. I like that scene a lot. All of that meals appears to be like so good. That scene actually highlights the communal elements of the movie. All of them share meals with one another. Later, regardless of all their disagreements earlier, all the women and girls rally round one another when the boss tries to harass them or withhold their pay.
I used to be thinking about conventional solidarity. As a result of really, there’s increasingly more communities now really. There’s communities lobbying. There’s plenty of teams on the earth. Now, there’s teams on social media too. More often than not, it is individuals who have the identical values or share the identical political level of views or it’s individuals who look the identical. They get collectively. That is what group is now. I felt like a standard group was extra about how we do not have a alternative however to be collectively, even when we do not have the identical standpoint.
You’ll be able to see with the women, even when it comes to the way in which they put on their veils, their relationships with males, with generations, and with faith aren’t the identical. They don’t seem to be the identical when it comes to conservatism. There’s plenty of nuances between them. They do not agree on all the things. The ladies are very totally different from one another, however on the finish they nonetheless have this very sturdy bond. That is why I say conventional, as a result of they’re residing in a standard approach. There’s one thing fascinating about how to take a look at solidarity between human beings and to look again to extra conventional methods of residing collectively, and distinction that with the way in which we construct solidarity now.