True Colours pins all its hopes on Mario Martone’s Nostalgia
- For the very first time, the Roman sales agent is brandishing a title competing on the Croisette, not to mention an ample catalogue of Italian and European films
For the very first time, Roman sales agent True Colours is presenting a title in the running for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, namely Nostalgia [+see also:
film profile] by Mario Martone. A co-production between Italy and France, written by the Neapolitan director alongside Ippolita Di Majo and produced by Medusa Film, Picomedia, Mad Entertainment and Rosebud Entertainment Pictures, Nostalgia follows the adventures of Felice (played by Pierfrancesco Favino), who returns to Rione Sanità after 40 years spent abroad and rediscovers the places and codes of his neighbourhood, while wrestling with a past which is consuming him. Distributed by Medusa Film in Italy and by Arp Sélection in France, the cast is bolstered by Francesco Di Leva, Tommaso Ragno and Sofia Essaïdi.
In addition to this title, True Colours will be bringing an ample catalogue of Italian and European films to the Marché du Film for screenings. The first of these is the Dutch LGBT drama El Houb – The Love, which is set in Rotterdam’s Moroccan community and is produced by BIND and directed by Shariff Nasr.
Then there’s Diario di spezie [+see also:
interview: Massimo Donati
film profile], a dark thriller by Massimo Donati set in the world of art and haute cuisine and toplined by Lorenzo Richelmy, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fabrizio Rongione and Galatea Bellugi. The movie is produced by Master Five Cinematografica together with RAI Cinema, in collaboration with Rodeo Drive.
Three Italian comedies produced by Lucky Red also form part of the sales agent’s line-up this year, namely the reboot of Altrimenti ci arrabbiamo [+see also:
film profile], alongside Con chi viaggi (both directed by YouNuts!) and Marco Martani’s She’s The One [+see also:
True Colours’ offering also includes several other films previously presented in premieres in Berlin: Superheroes [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Genovese, La befana vien di notte 2 – Le origini [+see also:
film profile] by Paola Randi and L’Arminuta [+see also:
interview: Giuseppe Bonito
film profile] by Giuseppe Bonito. Joining these works are a number of titles earmarked for market screenings, namely Trafficante di virus [+see also:
film profile] by Costanza Quatriglio and two documentaries (C’è un soffio di vita soltanto by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini and No tenemos miedo by Manuel Franceschini).
Two projects recently announced by the sales agency will also be gracing the event: an Italian-Latvian co-production overseen by Fenixfilm and Albolina Film and directed by Linda Olte, entitled Sisters, and Delta, Michele Vannucci’s second work after I Was A Dreamer [+see also:
interview: Alessandro Borghi
interview: Michele Vannucci
film profile], toplined by Alessandro Borghi and Luigi Lo Cascio (and produced by Groenlandia, Kino Produzioni and RAI Cinema). The other three previously announced feature films travelling to the market, meanwhile, are Italian works Il primo giorno della mia vita by Paolo Genovese and Profeti by Alessio Cremonini (after On My Skin [+see also:
film profile]) and the Spanish-Argentine co-production Let the Dance Begin, directed by Marina Seresesky.
(Translated from Italian)
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