“These characters find themselves in a situation in which the framework is criminal and conflicts become physical and also internalized, which I like because it allows me to maintain the dynamics and the action in a broader sense, essential to filmmaking and storytelling. I simply can’t imagine telling a story that doesn’t have an action dynamic – it’s crucial and it stimulates me. True, I was able to specialize in that aspect, but for the stories I put on the screen, action is always interconnected with the characters.” (Lyda Patitucci, interviewed by Benedetta Bragadini, Rolling Stone)
Editor and filmmaker Lyda Patitucci studied film directing at ESCAC Film School in Barcelona. Before making her feature-directorial debut with Like Sheep Among Wolves, she learned the ropes by working on sets in different capacities. For example, she was an assistant director and second unit director on films such as Italian Race, the sequels to I Can Quit Whenever I Want, and The First King, directing mainly the action scenes. She also directed several episodes of the Netflix supernatural drama Curon.