PAULA SOZZI SASLOW Writer/Director/Filmmaker @ Copper Rose Films
Paula was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to the US where she obtained a PhD in Hispanic Literature from UC Berkeley. She then decided to pursue an MFA in Film Directing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She completed her award-winning thesis film “Diablo” in 2015 and co-founded RIFF (Reel Impact Film Festival) in 2016, a film festival based in Palo Alto, CA that celebrates social impact business reels.
The image of the “copper rose” belongs to one of her favorite authors, the “Argentinian Dostoyevski” Roberto Arlt. In one of his novels, a failed inventor dreams of creating a copper–plated rose – an artificial rose, rendered immortal through art. A great analogy for films – a fictional reproduction of reality we are able to watch ad infinitum.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order.
Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.
No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
Art Depends on Luck and Talent.
—Francis Ford Coppola
If my film makes one more person miserable, I’ve done my job.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.