Messages from Quarantine (NY Times)
Music for the documentary by Max M. Svendsen
“Messages from Quarantine” a film by Niccoló Natali and Nikola Lorenzin for The New York Times.
How do you safely document a country that’s entirely under lockdown? Last week, these Milanese filmmakers found a way. The short documentary above was shot with a drone flown through the shuttered neighborhoods of Milan — capturing life unfolding from windows, balconies and roofs. While confined to their homes, quarantined residents shared their evolving hopes and fears over WhatsApp audio messages. The result is an elusive chronicle of an epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic — one that in many ways has foretold the future for other countries navigating this new reality around the world.