Monthly Archives: February 2009

Meet Chiara Clemente

Chiara Clemente’s new film about New York artists “Our City Dreams” opens soon. Chiara is the partner of frequent Anderson collaborator Waris Ahluwalia. Page Six has a small profile on her:

The couple met in 2003 in Rome when Chiara was living there and Waris came to town to shoot Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. “Friends gave him numbers to call while [he was] there. I had never met him but I was so excited to talk to him on the phone,” Chiara says. “It was such a familiar voice. It was a New York voice.” One year later, the pair left Italy and moved back to New York. “She was at the tail end of her stay there, realizing she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life eating and drinking aperitifs and walking around piazzas,” Waris says. “She had something bigger planned.”