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Giuseppe Battiston and Marica Stocchi join forces to create production company Rosamont

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- The Friulian actor makes his start in film production with an independent company; among the first films are Le Sorelle Macaluso, Honeymood, Here We Are and Due

Giuseppe Battiston and Marica Stocchi join forces to create production company Rosamont
The cast of Le Sorelle Macaluso by Emma Dante

Taking its first steps on the production market is Rosamont, an independent production company created by Marica Stocchi and actor Giuseppe Battiston with the goal of producing films of quality for the national and international markets. Among the first titles the company is working on is Le Sorelle Macaluso (see the news) by Emma Dante, in cinemas in 2020 and distributed by Teodora Film. Rosamont is also currently involved with Israeli company Spiro Films in the co-production of Honeymood by Talya Lavie and Here We Are by Nir Bergman. Among Rosamont’s future projects (the name is taken from a verse by Friulian poet Pierluigi Cappello and means “red sunset”) there is also Battiston’s directorial debut with Due, from the novel Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert, in collaboration with Minimum Fax Media and Tucker Film.

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Marica Stocchi has worked for almost ten years in the world of theatre, then landing in that of cinema with Minimum Fax Media, through which she has produced between 2017 and 2018 two features: The War of Bumpkins [+see also:
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, Katja Colja’s debut. Battiston is very well known to the public, who have appreciated him in the films of Silvio Soldini (Bread and Tulips earned him the David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2000), Carlo Mazzacurati and Cristina Comencini, and recently in the first films by young auteurs such as Matteo Oleotto, Andrea Segre, Antonio Padovan and Annarita Zambrano.

“After working for years in the theatre,” Marica Stocchi explained, “I had the occasion of dealing with the audiovisual: with TV at first, then with cinema. And I fell in love. The complicity with the artists — actors, writers, directors — in cinema, like in theatre, is the resource I rely on the most, because that is where everything always starts. Our production company was funded with the desire to put this passion of mine to the service of projects that I will follow completely, from the idea to the final product.” Battiston adds: “I saw in Marica Stocchi the same passion that moves me. We have decided to create a company that could represent us. We have begun a long, long journey.”

(Translated from Italian)

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