...only I had failed to foresee one thing:
the eyes that finally opened to see us
didn't belong to us, but to others.
― Italo Calvino, Cosmicomics (The Spiral, III)
Set long after the end of the Anthropocene in the idyllic landscapes of what was once known as the Italian peninsula, E così entra la luce (And That's How The Light Gets In) follows four childlike creatures during their oneiric quest for names. An experiment in hallucinatory multispecies ethnography co-written with the entire cast and crew, the film was shot using the insect-centric perspective of a specially-designed camera.