The story was written by an experienced Italian screenwriter, while a number of sequences emerged completely spontaneously during filming. One of my favourites is of the Prince talking to the mannequin inside the Caruso store. We were on set and we were discussing, together with the CEO of the brand, Umberto Angeloni, how to develop the scene; then he himself advised us to reduce the scene to the bare bones; he stood in front of the mannequin playing the part of the prince, to explain to us how he envisaged it. At that moment we immediately realised that having the protagonist talk with the mannequin would be a great idea, outside the box and full of meaning. At that moment we began to venture into the dream-like world and the scene in the Caruso store assumed a very particular mood.
Regarding the photographic style and the direction, in the technical sense of the word, my aim was to change the style somewhat with respect to the first episode. Given the story, I felt that the camera should be constantly in motion in order to express the dynamism of the prince as he travelled around – after all he is a man who likes to enjoy the world – though, at the same time, I had to keep that elegance which the story and especially our brand needed. I think that the film, seen from this perspective, works on both fronts, being related to dynamism and elegance.
I hope there will be other possibilities to work on new adventures of the Prince which offer opportunities to explore new styles and to give viewers a new viewpoint every single time.”
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