Buscetta is played by the extremely watchable Pierfrancesco Favino, whose portrayal of this don is both highly credible and somewhat disturbing. The latter is not due to Favino’s performance, which is one of his best, but to the director’s choice to depict Buscetta as a man of honour. Instances of Buscetta’s past are glimpsed throughout the film, but there is little evidence of what this man
Netflix has set a Sept. 20 release date for Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” based on his 11-year-old talk show.
Galifianakis made the announcement during a Netflix awards event with David Letterman on Thursday night. Galifianakis co-wrote the movie with Scott Aukerman, who’s directing the film.
Aukerman was the director of 14 of the 21 episodes of the talk show, which began in 2008 with an interview with Michael Cera. The most recent “Between Two Ferns” aired in 2018 with Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Knight and Cardi B.
Aukerman and Galifianakis are producing with Funny or Die’s Caitlin Daley and Mike Farah. The logline involves the comedian and his crew taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.
Bellocchio also wrote the script with Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santela, and Francesco Piccolo. “The Traitor” is produced by Beppe Caschetto, Michael Weber, Viola Fugen, Simone Gattoni, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane and Alexandra Henochsberg, while Paula Cosenza and Thiago Mascarenhas are serving as executive producers.
The drama follows the real life of Tommaso Buscetta, a Sicilian Mafia boss who became an informant for authorities in Sicily during the 1980s. Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido and Luigi Lo Cascio star.
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“The Traitor” is a co-production between Ibc Movie, Rai Cinema, Kavac Film, Gullane Productions, Ad Vitam Production, and Match Factory Productions.
The drama unfolds in 1980, when the game grew from old-style crime with decorum to a more bloodthirsty business. Buscetta’s decision to turn “rat” leads to the arrest of all the mafia chieftains, who face off against Buscetta in a “maxi trial” that was shocking because no one at his level of criminal prominence had done such a thing. To the star witness,
Non-Italian audiences may feel a bit overwhelmed at first by the avalanche of names, helpfully spelled out on screen, but the characters who matter come to the fore
Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio, whose radical early works were a seminal part of 1960s and 1970s Italian cinema, embarks on his latest feature The Traitor, a biopic of Cosa Nostra member Tommaso Buscetta, the first high ranking official of the mafia organization to break their code of silence. Pierfrancesco Favino stars as Buscetta, joined by Brazilian actress Maria Fernando Candido, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane and Fausto Russo Alesi. Oscar winning composer Nicola Piovani of 1998’s Life is Beautiful is writing the score and Vladan Radovic will serve as Dp. The feature is a four-country co-pro financed through Italy’s Ibc Movie, Kavac Film and Rai Cinema, while France’s Ad Vitam, Arte France Cinema and Canal Plus are also joined by Brazil’s Gullane and Germany’s Match Factory.…
Candido, who most recently starred in Rede Globo’s popular prime-time soap “Edge of Desire,” will play Buscetta’s third wife, Maria Cristina de Almeida Guimaraes, the daughter of an upper-crust Brazilian lawyer. She played an important part in her husband’s decision in 1984 to start cooperating with Italian and, later, American prosecutors.
She is believed to have been crucial in prompting Buscetta to turn against the Corleonesi faction in the first major “betrayal” within Cosa Nostra’s high-ranks. Buscetta’s testimony about heroin smuggling in the ”pizza connection” case in the mid-1980s allowed him to obtain U.S. citizenship and a place in the witness protection program.
The title refers not to a big family feast, but rather an intimate weekly dinner for two couples, the brothers and their wives, in an upscale restaurant in Rome. At least one half of the table never looks forward to this “obligation”. That would be brother Paolo (Luigi Lo Cascio), a busy surgeon who shares a big apartment with his wife
Ivano de Matteo philosophised with me, first at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and then at the Barbetta Open Roads: New Italian Cinema lunch, about justice, ethics, adapting Herman Koch's novel with screenwriting partner Valentina Ferlan, and how a switch in lighting can make a subliminal difference.
Massimo Lauri (Alessandro Gassman):"I wanted to create an aseptic, cold environment."
I threw Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, a scene from Paolo Virzi's Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano) with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and the texture of nightmares into the family circle of his film The Dinner (I Nostri Ragazzi).
Alessandro Gassman, Luigi Lo Cascio, Barbora Bobulova, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, and Jacopo Olmi Antinori form a formidable ensemble where each part can shatter the whole.
A man (Adamo Dionisi) completely looses his calm
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It’s surely a mother’s worst nightmare, or at least one of them: you’re at home, watching Crimewatch on the sofa, and you suddenly realise that the shadowy figure in the grainy CCTV footage on the television looks uncannily like your son. Isn’t that him, brutally assaulting a homeless person?
The Dinner (I nostri regazza) tells the story of two sets of well-to-do parents who fear that their respective teenage son and daughter may have carried out this vicious crime. As it becomes clear that their children really are the culprits, the resulting emotional fallout threatens to tear the parents’ relationships apart.
Both sets of parents are wealthy and respected. On one side, there’s paediatric doctor Paolo (Luigi Lo Cascio) and his wife, Clara (Giovanna Mezzogiorno). On the other,
Starred Up (18)
(David Mackenzie, 2013, UK) Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend. 106 mins
We've seen enough prison movies to know the drill, but this is closer to A Prophet than The Great Escape – a bracing mix of brutal thriller, institutional critique and complex character drama. Conviction is key, both in the day-to-day details and the natural performances, particularly O'Connell – a young offender violent enough to be housed with the grown-ups, including his own father. It feels like things could kick off with every scene.
Labor Day (12A)
(Jason Reitman, 2013, Us) Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith. 111 mins
The Juno director tries nuanced domestic drama – and it doesn't really suit him. Erotic tremors are a given when Brolin's escaped convict shacks up with Winslet's lonely single mum, but you'll need to park your disbelief.
Bac Films continues to see strong demand for Paolo Virzi drama Human Capital with deals closing at the Efm with UK (Arrow), Germany (Movienet) and Australia (Hi Gloss Entertainment).
UK and Australian deals closed on Saturday evening. Bac is in discussions with Us buyers.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Luigi Lo Cascio and Fabrizio Gifuni star in Virzi’s drama, which charts the destinies of two families irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit by a jeep.
Rai has recently raked in more than €5m in Italy on the film which Bac has sold well since Afm.
Arrow’s acquisition director Tom Stewart told Screen: “Arrow Films are delighted to be able to bring such a smartly executed thriller to the UK/Eire shores later in 2014 and to be finally collaborating with the great team at Bac Films.”
Also on Bac
Bac Films has finalised a string of deals on Paolo Virzi’s Italian box office hit Human Capital.
Deals have closed with Brazil (Imovision), Canada (Axia), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Benelux (Imagine), Austria (Filmladen), China (Champlis), Turkey (Filmarti), Poland (Against Gravity), Portugal (Film4You), Greece (Strada Film), India (Star Entertainment) and Eastern Europe TV (HBO).
Rai has raked in more than €5m after four weeks on Virzi’s drama in which the destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
Cast includes Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Luigi Lo Cascio and Fabrizio Gifuni.
Also on Bac’s Efm slate are Rotterdam hit The Quiet Roar, El Ardor, Run, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears,which was recently sold to Strand Releasing for the Us, and Fool Circle
Golden Lion – Pieta, directed by Kim Ki-Duk
Silver Lion (Best Director) – The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Special Jury Prize – Paradise: Faith, directed by Ulrich Seidl
Best Screenplay – Something in the Air, written by Olivier Assayas
Volpi Cup for Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Volpi Cup for Best Actress – Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress – Fabrizio Falco, Dormant Beauty & È stato il figlio
Technical Prize – È stato il figlio, directed by Daniele Cipri
Orizzonti Award – Three Sisters, directed by Wang Bing
Orizzonti Jury Prize – Tango Libre, directed by Frédéric Fonteyne
International Film Critics Week
RaroVideo Audience Award – Eat Sleep Die, directed by Gabriela Pichler
Lion of the Future Award
Best Debut Film – Mold, directed by Ali Aydın
Competition Fipresci Prize – The Master,
Something in the Air, Olivier Assayas (France)
At Any Price, Ramin Bahrani (Us, UK)
Dormant Beauty, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
La Cinquieme Saison, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium-Netherlands-France)
Fill The Void, Rama Bursztyn and Yigal Bursztyn (Israel)
E' stato il figlio, Daniele Cipri (Italy)
Un Giorno Speciale, Francesca Comencini (Italy)
Passion, Brian De Palma (France-Germany)
Superstar, Xavier Giannoli (France-Belgium)
Pieta, Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
The fest runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8
ÄTA Sova DÖ / Eat Sleep Die by Gabriela Pichler (Sweden) La CITTÀ Ideale / The Ideal City by Luigi Lo Cascio (Italy) KÜF
The festival’s programme includes ten new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Italian film critic Irene Bignardi and a special choice of two by Adrian Wootton of Film London. The screenings at Ciné Lumière will be followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actors.
The event will offer an opportunity for London audiences to see Italian films most of which have yet to be screened in the UK, and a rare opportunity for British film distributors to catch up with brand new, cutting edge Italian cinema. The
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