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RELEASES Italy

Quell’Estate Felice, Aspettando and Reader coming out

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Emme Cinematografica is tomorrow releasing on 15 screens Quell’Estate Felice, the new film by Beppe Cino. Nearly 20 years after Diceria dell’untore, the director has once again adapted a novel by Gesualdo Bufalino (Argo il Cieco), for a story set in 1950s Sicily. “I avoided stereotypes,” said the filmmaker, “to create an independent, strong female character capable of making even painful choices like abortion.”

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The woman is played by Olivia Magnani (The Consequences of Love). According to Cino – who in past worked as AD to Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini – the actress “physically expresses the path towards self-awareness undertaken by Italian women from the 1950s on.”

There are three more European titles on release, including local film Aspettando il sole [+see also:
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(distributed by Mikado) by Ago Panini. This interesting noir story, which premiered at the Rome International Film Festival, features a cast of well-known Italian film and television actors.

The other two are German co-productions: UK director Stephen Daldry’s Oscar-nominated The Reader [+see also:
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(01 Distribution - 157 screens) and Iain Softley’s fantasy film Inkheart (Eagle Pictures).

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(Translated from Italian)

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