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NICCOLO MONTANARI, film curator and juror at international film festivals, regularly presents us his latest fashion film highlights on GoSee. Today, he has a very special treat in store for us: ‘Somebody’ – a poem-turned-fashion film directed by Jordan Blady.
“Following up on his 2018 short film ‘Softness of Bodies’, director Jordan Blady continues to explore poetry through film with his latest personal project. The short film, a collaboration with 22-year-old Czech literary poet and model Bad’a Diaby, is an interpretation of one of her most important and powerful poems, ‘Somebody’. Shot over the course of three days in Prague during the summer of 2020, the film also marks Diaby’s acting debut.
The poem addresses Gen Z’s longing for clarity and guidance. The opening lines “You don’t know who you are or where you belong until you meet somebody”, refer to our tendency to rely on others for meaning. However, we soon realize that the certainty we are searching for has to come from...