WAX: We Are the X is an Italian film, currently making the festival rounds that can be effectively called the first "selfie" movie. Featuring a nouveau cast performing along side such stalwarts as Rutger Hauer and Jean-Marc Barr, the film features a bevy of young French and Italian up-and-comers. Wax deals with current socio-political realities of Europe like the cultural confrontation between people from different countries affected by the financial crisis of the past few years, and aims to reveal the generational struggle of searching one's own dignity through work, while also encouraging a debate on the relationship between the idea of sacrifice and that of liberation. I spoke to first time director Lorenzo Corvino about his innovative and intellectually challenging film.
Lorenzo Corvino on set (with the green headphones) directing, with Gwendolyn Gourvenec.