Michele Vannucci reunites with Alessandro Borghi on the set of Delta
- Luigi Lo Cascio also stars in this Groenlandia and Kino production, the second film offered up by the director of I Was A Dreamer
Filming kicked off yesterday on Delta, the second feature film by Michele Vannucci. The Roman director who graduated in 1987 is once again directing Alessandro Borghi (who also appeared in Vannucci’s debut film I Was A Dreamer [+see also:
interview: Alessandro Borghi
interview: Michele Vannucci
film profile], presented in Venice in 2016 and nominated for a David di Donatello award), who is joined in the cast by Luigi Lo Cascio (the winner of the Best Supporting Role David for The Traitor [+see also:
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile]) to tell a story about a no holds barred duel unfolding amidst the fog of the Po Delta plains.
Written by Matteo Garrone’s faithful collaborator Massimo Gaudioso, together with Fabio Natale, Anita Otto and Vannucci himself, Delta depicts a clash between poachers and fishermen in the Po Delta National Park. Osso (Lo Cascio) wants to protect the river from the irresponsible fishing activities engaged in by the Florian family, who have fled the Danube. Standing alongside the Florian family, we find Elia (Borghi) who was born on these lands. Swept away by blind violence and a thirst for revenge, the two will go head-to-head, discovering who they really are in a duel which boasts no heroes.
Other names featuring in the cast of the film are Emilia Scarpati Fanetti, Greta Esposito, Marius Bizau, Denis Fasolo and Sergio Romano. Shooting will last around six weeks, unfolding in the Po Delta area in Emilia-Romagna and the Veneto, and in Romania’s Danube Delta region. The film’s photography comes courtesy of Matteo Vieille, the set design is by Laura Boni, costumes are by Valentina Rossi Mori, make-up is that of Roberto Pastore, hair is by Donatella Borghesi and editing is in the hands of Francesco Di Stefano.
Delta is produced by Matteo Rovere on behalf of Groenlandia (whose work can currently be found on Netflix in the form of Sydney Sibilia’s Rose Island [+see also:
film profile]) and by Giovanni Pompili for Kino Produzioni (one of the EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move – read our interview) in league with Rai Cinema; the film has enjoyed the support of the Emilia-Romagna region and the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission.
(Translated from Italian)
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