"Look back Anouk" is a short movie produced by Salvatore Ferragamo in 2021 and presented together with a photo gallery taken during the making of the film. Museo Salvatore Ferragamo during the opening of march 25th.
A lonely girl in a palace suspended between sky and sea slips tenderly into the emptiness of her days, secretly composing a variety of fantastical worlds in which she may abandon herself to her fantasies. It is to celebrate Fulvia Ferragamo’s fascination with the animated films of Czechoslovakian master Jirí Trnka, who made a cartoon version of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night ‘s Dream in 1959, that this work took shape, borrowing its form, narrative, and overall structure. Human and animal characters lead us on an unusual journey shoot half with actors and a half in stop-motion technique. Curious and somewhat lost, they navigate through the pages of strange stories, catapulted perhaps by mistake into a topsy-turvy reality, the place where dreams go to rest. The visions and sensations that torment Anouk, prompting her to forebode the arrival of something mysterious and unknowable, are no more than messengers and heralds excited in celebration of the vibrant ritual that is taking place among the flowers of the forest. A magical and audacious force is revealed to her. Having made it through the night, silenced the dances and extinguished her fears, there is nothing left for her to do but coddle herself and shine with life, “like tears, crying for their own shame”. Look Back Anouk is a story studded with references to the universe of Fulvia Ferragamo’s scarves, transformed into landscapes/backdrops and companions as this anomalous story cryptically unfolds. A fairy tale divided into three acts, two dreams and an awakening, this modern-day girl undoubtedly similar in subtle ways to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, lives the ambiguity of being both victim and accomplice of the bizarre events that take place at the castle.