Tornatore, Piva, Reggiani: At work in Puglia, Trentino and Alto Adige.
by Camillo de Marco
14/06/2012 - Alessio by Alessandro Piva(Seminal Film), Leone nel basilico by Leone Pompucci (Titania Produzioni) and Eppideis by Matteo Miti (Habanafilm) are the three feature films funded by the Apulia Film Commission through the Apulia National Film Fund. The investment, which amounts to €440 million, will go towards a total of 15 productions, including the documentary The Factory by Costanza Quatriglio (Factory Film) and Pinuccio Lovero: Yes I can by Pippo Mezzapesa (coproduction Fanfara Film and Vivo Film Srl).
From now to the end of the year there will also be around ten productions benefiting from the Trentino Film Commission. Film a pedali is the first: director Agostino Ferrente (Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio [trailer]) has recently begun the filming of this documentary centred around the first ecologocial concert of Tetes de Bois. In a few days the Austrian production company Sigma Film will arrive in the province of Trento, with Monte Piano by Ernst Gossner, which tells the story of life in border areas during World War I.
In July Alessandro Rossetto will be on the Trentino set with his docfiction Piccola Patria, a Jump Cut production by Luigi Pepe together with Arsenali Medicei in collaboration with Arte France/ ZDF, Germany, Switzerland Ventura films and Luc e Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s Les films du fleuve. This summer Pietro Reggiani will be in Trentino directing his second feature Non scomparire, which will be produced by Adagio Film, distributed by Movimento Film starring Anita Kravos and Rolando Ravello. The shooting of the Italian-German coproduction Vinodentro by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani will begin in August and last 5 weeks and cast Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Vicenzo Amato in main roles. The film is loosely based on the eponymous novel by Fabio Marcotto. Between November and December shooting for the thriller Foresta di ghiaccio, the second feature by director Claudio Noce, produced by Ascent Film.
In the coming months in Bolzano and its surroundings, the filming of a few important productions which have received the support of the BLS, Film Fund & Commission dell’Alto Adige will begin. The Best Offer by academy award winner Giuseppe Tornatore (photo - Paco Cinematografica), Controra by Rossella De Venuto (Interlinea, Ripple World Pictures), I fratelli neri, by Urs Egger, La montagna silenziosa by Ernst Gossner (Sigma Filmproduktion), Il Principe abusivo by Alessandro Siani (Cattleya), Das Märchen der Prinzessin, die unbedingt in einem Märchen vorkommen wollte by Steffen Zacke (FR Entertainment), Gletscherblut by Marvin Kre (Allegro
(Translated from Italian)