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Searching for Love

Pirelli Calendar 2020 is called "Searching for Juliet." Its author, Italian photographer Paolo Roversi, selected nine famous women from the world of art and cinema and invited them to present their vision of the main character of famous tragedy. American actresses Kristen Stewart, India Moore and Yara Shahidi, British actresses Emma Watson, Claire Foy and Mia Goth, Chinese singer Chris Lee, Spanish singer Rosalia and Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi got into the Roversi lens.

“Juliet has always been my guiding star. My work is dedicated to women, and Juliet is a big Dream. Searching for Juliet is reason for a shooting. It seems to me that every woman is a Juliet. I am still looking for my Juliet and I will look for her all my life. Because she is my Dream, ”admits Paolo Roversi.

Shooting Pirelli 2020 took place in Verona and Paris in May 2019. For 55 years the Pirelli Calendar has been perceived as a work of art. In recent years founders of the Calendar have put aside the images of half-naked supermodels and try to touch on political and social issues, giving beautiful photographs additional depth. What remained the same is famous and recognised Masters of photography as authors of each issue of the Calendar. 

“There is no Romeo, there are only Juliettes who come to the casting, answer questions and reveal their own version of the character when reading monologues from the tragedy, dressed up in a costume,” the photographer explained. - It was very touching to watch how actresses of such high level come to audition, as if on their first casting. There is something very innocent, naive and sincere that really matches to Juliet. ”