In summer this year, I decided to take an indefinite break from writing for The Art(s) of Slow Cinema. It was an incredibly difficult decision. I had been thinking about taking a break for a while, but the project had always been dear to me and, in some ways it was part of my raison d’être. I had to focus on more urgent things, however, especially on my mental health and today I can say that I haven’t regretted the pause so far. It was, in fact, liberating. I watched few films . . .

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