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BERLIN 2019 EFM

True Colours pins its hopes on Forever You and The Invisible Witness at Berlin

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- The Italian sales company will be at the European Film Market’s Italian Pavillion with a line-up of various new releases: thrillers, comedies, a costumed adventure movie and a musical film

True Colours pins its hopes on Forever You and The Invisible Witness at Berlin
Forever You by Marco Danieli

Italian sales company True Colours continues to establish itself as a major player in the international sales field with an impressive line-up at Berlin’s 2019 European Film Market. The films in premiere this year include thrillers, comedies, a costumed adventure movie, horrors, dramas and even a musical film. The Invisible Witness [+see also:
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by Stefano Mordini, produced by Warner Bros. Ent. Italia and Picomedia and starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Miriam Leone, definitely belongs to this first category. The film tells the story of a young businessman accused of murdering his lover and took €2.2 million during its first seven weeks at the box office.

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However, the most intriguing new release in the company’s line-up is Forever You [+see also:
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by Marco Danieli, a young director who released an impressive debut back in 2016 with Worldly Girl [+see also:
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, starring Sara Serraiocco and Michele Riondino. The actor is back starring alongside Laura Chiatti as the main character in this heartbreaking yet romantic love story, set to music by Battisti and Mogol.Produced by Fabula Pictures and Lucky Red with RAI Cinema Forever You is due to hit Italian screens on Valentine’s Day, with Lucky Red.

Two films in the company’s line-up star Fabio De Luigi and both are definitely family comedies. In When Mom is Away [+see also:
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by Alessandro Genovesi (Colorado Film), which Medusa is due to release in Italy on 6 February, the actor from Romagna plays an absent father who is left to single-handedly look after his three children while his wife take some much-needed time off. While in Let Me Introduce You to Sofia [+see also:
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by Guido Chiesa (Colorado with Medusa), De Luigi plays a divorced musical instrument shop owner who cares dearly for his 10-year-old daughter. (the Sofia in the title). However, one day, he bumps into an old flame (Micaela Ramazzotti) who has absolutely no interest in children whatsoever. The film has taken €2.9 million at the Italian box office so far.

Among the top titles in True Colours’s line-up are The King's Musketeers [+see also:
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by Giovanni Veronesi. Released during the Christmas holidays with Vision Distribution – which produced the film with Indiana – the costume film took €5.1 million at the box office during its first five weeks, thanks to an impressive cast, which includes the likes of Pierfrancesco Favino, Valerio Mastandrea, Sergio Rubini, Rocco Papaleo and Margherita Buy. Just released in cinemas, You Can't Kiss the Bride [+see also:
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by Francesco Micciché is an Italian-UK co-production by Camaleo, Prisma Productions, Event Management, Green Film, Stemo and Rhino Production, and tackles the classic north-south divide on the big screen, starring Vincenzo Salemme and Diego Abatantuono.

Going down a very different route is the documentary Dark Corner [+see also:
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by Fabio Caramaschi, which was presented at the IDFA 2018 and received backing form Italy, France, the UK and Scandinavia with Trullove Cinema, Laserfilm, Acacia Film Production and Prime AD AB. The documentary details the fascinating story of the boxer, Mirco “The Predator” Ricci, who became champion of the World Boxing Association. Filmed by his coach Caramaschi from the age of six, Mirco grows up among violence and criminality in the Roman suburbs. After enduring alcoholism, fights and shootouts, during which he is injured, Mirco ends up in jail, accused of kidnapping a minor, before ultimately being found not guilty.

Among the latest films in production and post-production are An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
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by Simone Godano (Groenlandia and Picomedia), Welcome Back, Mr. President! [+see also:
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by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi, the sequel to the 2013 box office smash, Welcome Mr. President [+see also:
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, The Champion [+see also:
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by Leonardo D’Agostini starring Stefano Accorsi (Groenlandia with RAI Cinema), Amazing Leonardo [+see also:
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, which marks the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death and was directed by Jesus Garces Lambert (Sky Italia and Progetto Immagine), the hotly-anticipated Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti (read the news) and the horror In the Trap by Alessio Liguori (Dreamworldmovies, Mad Rocket Entertainment) starring Jamie Paul and Sonya Cullingford.

(Translated from Italian)

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