“The visitor”, a silent figure incorporated by the filmmaker, roams through three Mega-cities, creating wordless encounters with random people, following a dramaturgy of chance both with the choice of the protagonist as with the outcome of each story. First simply attendant, she becomes an intruder, friend and even beloved one who shares the whole daily life of her protagonists, their sleeping places and worries. Through this new presence in their life, not only the loneliness of the different people becomes apparent, but, as the relation intensifies, the border between “I” and “the other” starts to blur.
“The visitor” has been created entirely through un-staged improvisations with random encounters on the streets of Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. Without script, with no previous idea of what is going to happen. The filmmaker and her camera woman just threw themselves into some of the hugest cities of the world, trying to pass the borders of fear, trying to get close to people beyond the normative interactions of the Eastern/Southern and the Western World.