AUTHOR, DIRECTOR, DOP & EDITOR // pietro borzì
“Between stage and reality” comes to life from the fascination surrounding the Wrestling world, and it explores the daily-life of the ones who perform it. It is about the act of falling and getting up, not only on the ring. It tells the stories of the life of whom needs to appear different, with a discreet eye.
To reveal what is true and what is faux it’s not relevant here. “Between stage and reality” explores the reasons why we choose to wear a mask to be accepted from the others.
Roland Barthes, the French literary theorist, philosopher, semiotician and author of The World Of Wrestling (1957) said: “In the ring wrestlers remain gods because they are, for a few moments, the key which opens Nature, the pure gesture which separates Good from Evil, and unveils the form of a Justice which is at last intelligible.”