Making-of a picture

A film by Donato Rotunno, 2003

Genre: Documentary

Languages: English, French

Subtitles: None

Running time: 20 min

Country: Luxembourg

Year: 2003



The whole project is filmed right from the beginning: the arrival of the photographer Izima Kaoru at Luxembourg airport, the series of photographs, the writing of the script, the “making of”of the medium and long feature film, the exhibition…



Director: Donato Rotunno

Photographer: Izima Kaoru

Stylist: Tomoko Yasuno

Model: Tanja De Jager

Image: Jonas Luyckx

Make-up: Ghislaine Soisson & Katja Reinert

Editing: Amine Jaber

Music: Rudy Trouvé
Produced by Tarantula Luxembourg (Eddy Géradon-Luyckx & Joseph Rouschop), with the support of Film Fund Luxembourg.



The career of the film director Donato Rotunno started with the short film “Fishtrip” (1996) and continued with documentaries on themes specific to Luxembourg, including immigration (“Terra Mia Terra Nostra”, 2012 ; “Les Mesures du rectangle”, 2002), cultural mixing (“Blà Blä Blá”, 2011), the role of politics in society (“André et les voix dissidentes”, 1999), and the relationship between contemporary art and film (“Making of a picture” and “Landscape with a corpse”, 2003, inspired by the work of Japanese photographer Kaoru Izima). His first feature-length fiction film, “In a Dark Place” (2006), won the award for best artistic contribution to the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis in 2007 and his second film, “Baby(a)lone”, an adaptation of the novel “Amok” by Luxembourg writer Tullio Forgiarini, tells the story of two lost teenagers, aiming for happiness in a society which has resigned from its duties. Now, he’s currently completing his next documentary “Dreams have a language” co-directed by the french artist Sylvie Blocher, and he’s working in collaboration with Jean Portante on an original script extending the themes dealt with in “Terra Mia Terra Nostra”.


A film studies graduate of the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Louvain-la-Neuve, as a producer, Donato Rotunno co-founded the production company Tarantula Luxembourg in 1995, through which, to date, he has supervised more than 20 feature films.


Donato Rotunno was born in Luxembourg in 1966. He lives and works in Luxembourg.