From Pontecorvo to Archibugi, the film will be on set from May
- Shooting also kicking off for Alaska by Claudio Cupellini, with Elio Germano and Latin lover by Cristina Comencini, starring Francesco Scianna
Filming for Alaska, the new film by Claudio Cupellini (Una vita tranquilla [+see also:
interview: Claudio Cupellini
film profile]) will kick off on May 5. Produced by Indiana Production and French 2.4.7. Films the film stars Elio Germano, Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Carribbean), Alba Rohrwacher, Valerio Binasco and Paolo Pierobon. The film will be shot between Milan, Paris and Alto Adige, starting off in the exclusive Ritz hotel in Paris, where the two young stars first meet. Both are looking for happiness and success.
Filming will start on the same day for Natale è sempre Natale, a comedy produced by Wildside and directed by Giacomo Ciarrapico, Mattia Torre and Luca Vendruscolo, directors of the television series Boris and of the film by the same name. The cast will include Alessandro Cattelan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Francesco Pannofino, Laura Morante, Corrado Guzzanti, Caterina Guzzanti, Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea. Still on May 5, shooting for Latin lover by Cristina Comencini will head to Lecce. The film is to be produced by Lumiere & Co. The Roman director previously headed to Apulia for the filming of Liberate i pesci in 2000. The multi-character film on the life of opera singer Rodolfo Valentino will star Francesco Scianna (Baarìa [+see also:
film profile]), Virna Lisi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Donatella Finocchiaro and Marisa Paredes.
On May 9, Pesaro Urbino will open its doors to the set of Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite [+see also:
interview: Marco Pontecorvo
film profile], a new film by Marco Pontecorvo (Pa-ra-da [+see also:
film profile]), produced by Panorama Films in collaboration with Rai Cinema and distributed by Good Films. The film stars Carolina Crescentini, Luca Zingaretti, Lorenza Indovina, and participation from John Turturro, with whom Pontecorvo worked as photography director for Passione [+see also:
film profile] and Gigolò per caso [+see also:
interview: Vanessa Paradis
film profile]. The film – according to the director who was also behind the script – “is a bitter comedy, a sarcastic metaphor on the vices, defects and virtues alive in Italy today.”
The next few weeks will also see Francesca Archibugi return to set, this time with a comedy called Il nome del figlio, which was inspired by the great theatrical and cinema success of French Le Prenom [+see also:
film profile] by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte. Francesco Piccolo adapted it to Italy and will direct, with stars including Alessandro Gassman and Micaela Ramazzotti, playing a couple waiting to have their first child. Fellow cast members are Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio and Rocco Papaleo.
(Translated from Italian)
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