“Luzinete” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Carla Di Bonito

2023 January 28

“Luzinete” (EXCLUSIVE) Interview with Carla Di Bonito

-Who is Carla Di Bonito?

Carla is a Brazilian born filmmaker and former journalist who left Brazil at the age of 19 to follow her dreams. She studied journalism in Rome and after living in different countries in Europe she finally settled in London where she worked across different departments of the BBC. Her desire to make films grew stronger as her self doubts diminished and after having to put on hold her career as filmmaker for family reasons she came back a few years ago and has written, produced and directed the powerful short film Luzinete, a tribute to her sister who tragically died following an overdose.

-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

The need to share stories that can go deeply into one’s heart combined with the freedom exercised by imagination.

-Do you think cinema can bring a change to society? 

Always! Hence the huge responsibility in using this powerful tool for the good of others.

-What would you change in the world? 

 The way values are set and definitely the way humans look at each other and the entire nature.

-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years? 

Independent filmmaking will grow stronger. For as hard as it is at present, I still believe it will.