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BERLIN 2018 Market / Italy

Italian sellers touch down at the Berlinale EFM

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- Rai Com, True Colours, Fandango Sales and Intramovies will be offering the very best of the Italian season, from Love and Bullets to Cinderella the Cat and Couch Potatoes

Italian sellers touch down at the Berlinale EFM
Couch Potatoes by Francesca Archibugi

The musical thriller Love and Bullets [+see also:
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and the animated film Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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are the leading titles up for grabs from Rai Com at the Berlinale European Film Market. Screened at Venice Film Festival, the two films have dominated the David di Donatello nominations. Also in Rai Com’s line-up (the distribution branch of the public TV broadcaster) is I'm (Endless Like the Space) [+see also:
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by Anne-Riitta Ciccone, a dark tale set in the near-future. RAI Cinema will also be in attendance at the Berlinale with four titles: Daughter of Mine [+see also:
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by Laura Bispuri in competition, Boys Cry [+see also:
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by brothers Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo in the Panorama section, Land, the third film by Iranian-born Babak Jalali, an international co-production between Italy, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and Qatar, and in the Culinary Cinema section, Lorello and Brunello [+see also:
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, a documentary by Jacopo Quadri, which has already been screened at the 35th Turin Film Festival.

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True Colours boasts an impressive line-up for the EFM. Catia Rossi’s company will be selling Couch Potatoes [+see also:
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by Francesca Archibugi, released in November in Italy with €2.2 million in box office takings in its first three weeks, as well as The Invisible Boy: Second Generation [+see also:
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by Oscar-winner Gabriele Salvatores and Naples in Veils [+see also:
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by Ferzan Ozpetek (€5.7 million in box office takings in its first four weeks). Still in cinemas, True Colours will also be selling the comedy Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
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by Riccardo Milani, with €9.3 million in box office takings in its first 5 weeks and €1.9 million in its opening weekend. Among the other titles from the sales company created by Lucky Red and Indigo Film are Couple Therapy for Cheaters [+see also:
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by Alessio Maria Federici, Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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by Paola Randi, My Big Gay Italian Wedding [+see also:
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by Alessandro Genovesi – due to be released next week, Tainted Souls [+see also:
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by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini, The Family House [+see also:
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by Augusto Fornari, Il premio [+see also:
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by Alessandro Gassmann and Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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by Paolo Franchi.

Fandango Sales will be in attendance with the Argentinian film Alanis by Anahí Berneri, director of Un año sin amor (Teddy Award at the Berlinale in 2005) and the new film by Antonio Albanese, Back Home [+see also:
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. The company, headed up by Gianluca Pignataro,will also be selling the comedy Hotel Gagarin [+see also:
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by Simone Spada, I Can Quit Whenever I Want 3: Ad Honorem [+see also:
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by Sydney Sibilia – the third chapter in the largely successful franchise that began in 2014, the drama Made in Italy [+see also:
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by Luciano Ligabue starring Stefano Accorsi (€3 million in its first two weeks) and the noir Finché c'è Prosecco c'è speranza [+see also:
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by Antonio Padovan.

Intramovies will be selling Equilibrium [+see also:
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by Vincenzo Marra, seen at the Giornate degli Autori at Venice, the Dominican film 7.20 Once a Week by Matias Bize,A Less Than Perfect Age [+see also:
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by Ulisse Lendaro and Lovers [+see also:
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by Matteo Vicino, which won awards at the Fort Lauderdale, Lisbon and Crystal Palace London festivals. Micaela Fusco’s company will also be selling Radiogram [+see also:
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by Rouzie Hassanova, a co-production between Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey, the Polish comedy drama Silent Night [+see also:
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by Piotr Domalewski and The Ark of Disperata [+see also:
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by Edoardo Winspeare (Venice 2017 - Orizzonti).

The Shakespearean film Riccardo va all'inferno [+see also:
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by Roberta Torre is being sold by Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, while Minerva Pictures is selling Piazza Vittorio [+see also:
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by Abel FerraraBad Investigate [+see also:
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by Portuguese director Luis Imael, Killer Mosquitos by Riccardo Paoletti and Until Judge Do Us Apart by Toni Fornari.

Nexo Digital will be in attendance with some more alternative content, such as Caravaggio - Soul and Blood [+see also:
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by Jesus Garces Lambert and Hitler Versus Picasso: The Nazi Obsession for Art [+see also:
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by Claudio Poli. Among the other Italian sellers at EFM are Flavio Donnini with Oh mio dio! [+see also:
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by Giorgio Amato, and Vincenzo Mosca’s TVCO with Falling [+see also:
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by Ukranian director Marina Stepanska, In My Steps [+see also:
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by Claudio Sestieri and Resurrection [+see also:
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by the Belgian director Kristof Hoornaert.

(Translated from Italian)

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