On a given day, 20 or 30 people sit outside the front gates of the Italian movie studio Cinecittà in the hope of being included in a production. One day, Jankowski asked these cineastes, aspiring actors, and random passersby about their dreams and beliefs regarding cinema: »Would you act in a movie even if you didn’t get paid? What role would you like to play? How would you like to dress? What would you like to convey to the audience? Is there any salvation through cinema?« In fact, all of these questions were inspired by Federico Fellini’s famous film 8 ½ (1963). Their answers were then taken verbatim and turned into a script for a film, with the interviewees performing their dream roles, which was shot on set at Cinecittà. The casting video and the film are installed adjacent to one another, and run simultaneously.
Two-channel video installation, videos (2 Digital Betacam, 2 DVD), film: 12:45 min, casting interviews: 68:06 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound, Italian with subtitles (English, Spanish), edition of 5, II