We all remember the novel by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It has always been a classic since we were young and probably when you read the title of the movie you got the same sensation I got that it would have been about the same Dorian Gray.
Well, it is the same but with a very interesting twist. Imagine the same Dorian Gray but if he had lived in our times! Since I read the plot of the movie I was interested right away and wanted to know and see more!
Directed by the talented Alessandro D’Ambrosi and Santa De Santis, and photographed by Matteo Martignago, MyDorian will start its distribution towards the end of 2021.
The movie makes you reflect on the importance of living and enjoying the present moment, which is something people might find really difficult these days since they are always worried about what other people think of them rather than not worrying about that and be happy.
The story is about Sybil, a middle-aged art teacher who manages to enter the luxurious and inaccessible villa of Henry Wotton, a young influencer with millions of followers. She is convinced that he is the son of her first and greatest love of whom she has lost all track for 40 years: Dorian. The similarity between the two is shocking. Their meeting will reveal the unsettling secret of why Henry transformed all of his life in a virtual profile, getting rid of any contact with the real world.
The cinematography is really clean and precise and matches exactly the kind of mood the story requires. Matteo Martignago did an incredible job creating the right atmosphere for every scene of the movie.
The Directors and Matteo worked for months in pre-production even before starting to shoot in order to have everything ready and every detail covered. The movie jumps back and forth from flashback to present time very often and the different looks they chose to go with to create this time separation is perfectly executed.
I think that for these flashbacks to work this well, I need to mention the incredible wardrobe used in the movie. It completely reflects what was used and wore at the time and.
In the end, I think that the success of this movie was the collaboration between every department because everything from cinematography to wardrobe and production design, flows together seamlessly.
I am really excited for everyone to watch this movie and who knows, maybe get inspired by changing some habits for the better!