Ahead of the Italian screening Niamh spoke to the festival about the making of the film and what inspired it:
I wanted to play around with the narrative structure of the film without resorting to flashbacks. Another consideration when writing Pause was the (pretty non-existent) budget… So it forced me to become creative in how the story played out and that’s when the idea of using old cassette tape recordings came into it. I think nostalgia can be a very powerful thing when used in an even-handed way in film. Sound triggers memories in a very sensory way.
Read the full interview here.