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Emma Dante is shooting her new film, Le sorelle Macaluso


- Shooting has kicked off on the director’s second film, an adaptation of her eponymous piece of theatre, six years after her film debut with A Street in Palermo

Emma Dante is shooting her new film, Le sorelle Macaluso
The cast of Le sorelle Macaluso

Filming is due to commence today on Le sorelle Macaluso, Emma Dante’s second feature, six years after her film debut A Street in Palermo [+see also:
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, in competition at Venice Film Festival and awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for Elena Cotta’s performance. Filming is due to take place in the Sicilian capital for six weeks.

The film is based on an eponymous piece of theatre written by the controversial and admired director, playwright and actress. The screenplay was written by Emma Dante with Elena Stancanelli and Giorgio Vasta and focuses on a matriarchal family of five sisters, Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella. We follow the family, born and raised in an apartment on the top floor of a building on the outskirts of Palermo, through childhood, adulthood and into old age. A home that bears the marks of time passing, just like the very family that grew up and still live there. This is the story of five women, a family, of those who leave, of those who remain and of those who resist.

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Le sorelle Macaluso stars Alissa Maria Orlando, Susanna Piraino, Anita Pomario, Eleonora De Luca, Viola Pusatieri, Donatella Finocchiaro, Serena Barone, Simona Malato, Laura Giordani, Maria Rosaria Alati, Rosalba Bologna and Ileana Rigano. The film is a Rosamont and Minimum Fax Media production with RAI Cinema, with the contribution of MIBAC and support from the Sicilia Film Commission. The film will be released in Italian theatres in 2020 by Teodora Film.

(Translated from Italian)

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