Bellocchio, Piccioni, Garrone: the films that will be released after the holidays
by Vittoria Scarpa
10/08/2012 - The new releases in cinemas in August will be predominantly American and very few European ((Babycall [trailer] on the 24th of August, Eva [trailer] and Womb [trailer] on the 31st). However, Italian films will make a strong return to the national screens after the holidays. Starting with the films competing for the Golden Lion Bella addormentata and E' stato il figlio [trailer] (read thenews). The films of Marco Bellocchio and Daniele Ciprì will be in theatres on the 6th of September (with 01 Distribution) and the 14th (Fandango) respectively. On the 14th of September another film selected in Venice, in the Horizons section, will be released: Gli equilibristi (in the photo, the protagonist Mastandrea) by Ivano De Matteo, distributed by Medusa.
On the 21st of September it will be the turn of Il rosso e il blu [trailer] by Giuseppe Piccioni, a comedy about school life with Margherita Buy, Riccardo Scamarcio and Roberto Herlitzka, in theatres with Teodora Film. We will have to wait until the end of September (28th) to see Reality [trailer, film focus] by Matteo Garrone (winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes last May). The latest film by the director of Gomorra [trailer, film focus] will be distributed by 01.
In October the third Italian film in the running for the Golden Lion will be released: Un giorno speciale [trailer] by Francesca Comencini with Filippo Scicchitano, revelation of Scialla! [trailer], as its protagonist. It will arrive in theatres on the 4th of October, distributed by Lucky Red. The same day sees the release of the hilarious comedy All'ultima spiaggia by Gianluca Ansanelli, about an imaginary reality TV show in which the participants are so desperate that they have nothing to lose (distributed by Medusa).
October sees, 01’s release of the new film by Paolo Virzì, Tutti i santi giorni on the 12th; a love story with Micol Azzurro and Luca Marinelli as its protagonists, as well as an entirely Italian animation film Gladiatori di Roma by Iginio Straffi (18th of October, Medusa). Bernardo Bertolucci’s Io e te [trailer] selected Out of Competition at the latest Cannes Film Festival (read theinterview) will be released on the 25th of October by Medusa and Viva l'Italia,long awaited second film by Massimiliano Bruno (director of the blockbuster Nessuno mi può giudicare [trailer]) distributed by 01.
In November two more highly anticipated films arrive in theatres: the Italian/Spanish/Croatian coproduction Venuto al mondo by SergioCastellitto, with Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch, that will be released by Medusa on the 8th after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival; Medusa will also release in the end of November (the 29th) a film directed in the USA by one of the finest Italian exports: Playing the Field by Gabriele Muccino, with the title Quello che so sull'amore.
Finally, three major European films will be released in Italy in Autumn: Elles [trailer, film focus] by Malgorzata Szumowska (14th of September, distributed by Officine UBU) Rust & Bone [trailer, film focus] by Jacques Audiard (4th of October distributed by BIM) and the winner of the 2012 Palme d’Or Lovei> [trailer, film focus] by Michael Haneke (26th of October Teodora Film).
(Translated from Italian)