Quell’Estate Felice, Aspettando and Reader coming out
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.”
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:
film profile] (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:
film profile] (01 Distribution - 157 screens) and Iain Softley’s fantasy film Inkheart (Eagle Pictures).
(Translated from Italian)
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