Q1: How are you going to do this movie without a script? Why don’t you write one?
A1: For authenticity, Adrian Țofei plans to do the movie based on controlled improvisation, just like he did his first feature, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Be My Cat: A Film for Anne. Because no writer can 100% imagine how an event or discussion evolves in real life, without putting himself in that situation. And also the actors would know in advance what will happen and what they have to say, they won’t discover everything during filming, limiting the naturalness. We don’t want just good acting, we want audiences to be blown away by the authenticity, to say “wow, are you sure this is just a movie? it looks so real!“.
Q2: What do you want to achieve with this movie?
A2: This movie has to shake the word. A world that is too comfortable in accepting the status-quo of discrimination, inequality, intolerance, speciesism, nationalism, pain, suffering, violence, abuse, irrational thinking, hypocrisy, corruption, greed, ignorance and so many other problems. The list never ends. And most likely it never will, since us as a species evolved via conflict/natural selection. We have it on our DNA. The capitalistic system is based on it. We cannot even enjoy a movie or a story that has no conflict.
So we put three idealists together and we make them save the world from its miserable existence by bringing everything to an end. One last act of violence that will end them all. Because the world loves fighting for survival – the survival of the fittest and the crushing of the vulnerable.
We Put the World to Sleep has to premiere in one of the world’s top film festivals (Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, Venice, Berlin, Telluride, SXSW, Tribeca), secure a top distributor, travel the festival circuit and enter movie theaters around the world. That’s the only way it can make a difference.