Idm backs Roberto Faenza’s new film on Nobel Prize winner Mario Capecchi - Funding – Italy

Matt Dillon and Alessandro Preziosi are set to star in this film co-produced with Switzerland and shot in the Alto Adige region, while funding has also been confirmed for German and Latvian projects. The new projects set to receive support from the Idm Südtirol - Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission in this year’s second round of funding for films in the production or pre-production phase hail from Italy, Germany and Latvia. Standing tall among the four new projects to be supported in the production stage is Resilient (a provisional title), the new film by Roberto Faenza who is returning to the Alto Adige region following his previous work Anita B. to recount the extraordinary life of Mario Capecchi, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and who spent his childhood on the streets before being reunited with his mother, who had managed to survive imprisonment in the infamous concentration.
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L.A. Italia Fest to Honor Bernardo Bertolucci and the Taviani Brothers

L.A. Italia Fest to Honor Bernardo Bertolucci and the Taviani Brothers
The L.A. Italia Fest, which opens Sunday, is set to honor Italian directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in recognition of their contribution to the cinematic arts.

The fest will launch with a special screening of the Taviani Bros.’ 2007 film The Lark Farm, introduced by actor Alessandro Preziosi. It will conclude Feb. 23 with a special screening of Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris, which was nominated for Academy Awards for best director and best actor for Marlon Brando.

Vittorio Taviani died last year in Rome. Together with his brother, Paolo, he was honored with every major ...
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Italian Remake of ITV’s ‘Liar’ to Launch Sales in Berlin

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Italy’s Mediaset and Indigo Film on Tuesday unveiled a glossy Italian adaptation of Scotland-set rape drama “Liar,” titled “Non Mentire,” which marks the first redo of the hit show from ITV and Sundance TV.

All3Media International will kick off global sales on “Non Mentire” at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Buyers will see footage of the show during a Drama Series Days panel titled “A Different Take,” showcasing the British company’s recent move into non-English language dramas.

“Non Mentire,” which means “Don’t Lie” in Italian, is directed by Gianluca Tavarelli (“The Young Montalbano”), shot in Turin, and toplines Greta Scarano (“The Name of the Rose”) in the role of a teacher who goes on a date with a surgeon, which prompts an accusation of rape. The accused surgeon is being played in “Non Mentire” by Alessandro Preziosi (“Medici: Masters of Florence”).

The Italian “Liar” redo,
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‘Liar’ From ITV and Sundance TV Getting Italian Adaptation

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“Liar,” the Scotland-set rape drama from ITV and Sundance TV, is getting an Italian adaptation produced by Indigo Film, the shingle behind Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winner “The Great Beauty.”

The Italian “Liar” redo has been commissioned by Mediaset, Italy’s top private broadcaster – controlled by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – as part of the company’s ongoing effort to ramp up scripted content production and improve its quality after several of their local dramas flopped.

Shooting started in Turin this month on the Italian version of “Liar” which is being directed by Gianluca Tavarelli (“The Young Montalbano”) and marks the first adaptation of the British show that in 2017 was ITV’s highest-rated new drama.

The Italian version, titled “Non Mentire,” which translates as “Don’t Lie,” toplines Greta Scarano (“The Name of the Rose”) in the role played in the original by Joanne Froggatt (pictured), as a teacher who
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‘Lost in Florence’ Exclusive Clip: A Former College Football Star Finds Solace In Italian Sports After Breakup

‘Lost in Florence’ Exclusive Clip: A Former College Football Star Finds Solace In Italian Sports After Breakup
The new film “Lost in Florence” takes a hard look at love, sorrow and the healing power of sports in the heart of Florence, Italy. When his girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal on a trip to Florence, former college football star Eric Lombard (Brett Dalton) stays behind with his cousin Anna (Stana Katic) and her Italian husband to heal his wounds. While he’s there, they introduce him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. During his time there, Eric falls for Stefania (Alessandra Mastronardi), the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo (Alessandro Preziosi), and tries to learn what makes life worth living. It co-stars Emily Atack (“The Inbetweeners”), Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) and Marco Bonini (“Under the Tuscan Sun”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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‘Inspector DeLuca: The Series’ DVD Review

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Television movies based on the time of the world wars always create interest, but in countries like the UK we normally focus on the side we relate to the most, the allies. Inspector De Luca is an Italian series that gained interest through the popularity of European detective shows, but where most go for the Nordic Noir style, Inspector De Luca is based on a detective trying to bring justice between 1938 and 1948, a time of great social change in Italy.

The show itself is a miniseries spread into four television movies Unauthorized Investigation, Carte Blanche, The Damned Season and Via Della Oche. The first two movies are based during the time when Mussolini was in power and the fascist state was at full power. De Luca (Alessandro Preziosi) fights for justice not only against the mystery of the crime itself but also a society where the rich felt invulnerable and
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Grotesque Italian Comedy Dons Someone Else's Face

It seems very likely indeed that Italian director Pappi Corsicato has more than a passing interest in Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Crosicato's Rome-selected comedy Someone Else's Face (Il Volto Di Un'altra) riffing as mightily as it does on the plastic surgery sub plot of Gilliam's masterpiece. And that's just fine with me given that Someone Else's Face does so with as much style and distinctive personality of its own as it appears to do in the first trailer.Cineuropa describes the film like this:Bella (Laura Chiatti) is the attractive anchor for a television show on plastic surgery, in which her husband (Alessandro Preziosi) operates on patients live. She loses her job after the public tires of seeing her face. On her way home, she is caught in...
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‘Loose Cannons’ (Mine Vaganti) strikes a neat balance between comedy and drama

Loose Cannons/Mine Vaganti

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Writtem by Ivan Cotroneo & Ferzan Ozpetek

Italy, 2010

Ferzan Ozpetek’s comedy drama Loose Cannons springs a few surprises – not least the long-forgotten voices of Spanish disco duo Baccara on the soundtrack. The dubious musical selections sound a jarring note in what is otherwise a witty and well-crafted tale of dysfunction within a bourgeois Italian family. To borrow that memorable last line from one of the greatest screen comedies: “Nobody’s perfect.”

Tommaso Cantone (Riccardo Scamarcio) and his elder brother Antonio (Alessandro Preziosi) are about to take over the reins of the family’s pasta business in southern Italy. But Tommaso, a writer who now lives in Rome, is determined to go his own way. He confides to his brother that he plans to come out to his relatives at an important dinner that evening. In the ultimate act of filial betrayal, Antonio steals
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This week's new films

Tron: Legacy (PG)

(Joseph Kosinski, 2010, Us) Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde. 125 mins

Less a brand-new vision of the future than an upgrade of the old one, this reboot delivers digital thrills beyond your wildest electric dreams, but ties itself in knots with an analogue-era plot. There's sleek, sexy design, gladiatorial arcade game action and Daft Punk-scored retro styling, but questions pile up as Hedlund seeks to rescue his long-lost Zen-spouting dad (old Jeff Bridges) from Tron-world and its evil techno-führer (young Jeff Bridges).

Burlesque (12A)

(Steve Antin, 2010, Us) Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet. 119 mins

A rags-to-riches showbiz fable that makes Mariah Carey's Glitter look self-effacing and Showgirls avant garde. The mask of Cher presides over a bitchy La club where Aguilera's talent for warbling while modelling frilly lingerie eventually shines through.

Catfish (12A)

(Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, 2010, Us) 84 mins

The perils of social media are spelt
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Trailer: Loose Cannons

This is the Pure Movies trailer for Loose Cannons, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek and starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Ilaria Occhini, Elena Sofia Ricci, Bianca Nappi, Massimiliano Gallo, Paola Minaccioni and Crescenza Guarnieri. Celebrated award-winning director Ferzan Özpetek’s outrageous family comedy lifts the lid on a multi-generational household coming to terms with a rapidly modernising world, and the broadening social acceptance that comes with it. No other nationality respects their food and family gatherings with the fervour and zest of the Italians, but when it comes to the Cantone family, some things are better left well away from the dinner table and in the closet!
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Q&A: Loose Cannons

Say what you want about the Italians - what they do, they do in style. The sheer orgy of beautiful people, succulent food, luxurious clothing and romantic vistas that populates Loose Cannons (Mine vaganti), the latest from Italian-Turk Ferzan Ozpetek is enough to make anyone want to hop on a plane to Rome. Or, more appropriately, Lecce, the southern Italian town where Loose Cannons takes place. An emotionally wrought family drama of the first degree, Loose Cannons revolves around a pasta-magnate family dealing with two gay sons - one out of the closet (Alessandro Preziosi) and banished, the other still closeted (Riccardo Scamarcio) and taking over the family business. Once his older brother is kicked out, the younger gay brother, Tommaso, must confront his own sexuality and determine what course of action to take with his family. He especially fears for his father, who had a heart attack after learning
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