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Marco Bellocchio tourne La conversione

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- Le réalisateur a commencé le tournage de son nouveau film, consacré à Edgardo Mortara, un enfant juif élevé catholique, comme pupille du pape Pie IX

Marco Bellocchio tourne La conversione
Sur le tournage de La conversione

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Following the success of his highly personal documentary Marx Can Wait [+lire aussi :
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and his TV series exploring the Moro Affair entitled Exterior Night [+lire aussi :
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, Marco Bellocchio is stepping back behind the cameras for his 25th feature film: La conversione. The 82-year-old Piacenza-born filmmaker has slammed the first clapperboard in Roccabianca (Parma) on his new work based on the story of Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy who was taken away from his real family in 1858 in order to be raised as a Catholic under the care of Pope Pius IX.

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Produced by IBC Movie (Beppe Caschetto) and Kavac Film (Simone Gattoni), alongside RAI Cinema in co-production with Ad Vitam Production (France) and Match Factory Productions (Germany), the film will star Paolo Pierobon (recently seen in The Land of Sons [+lire aussi :
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, Welcome Venice [+lire aussi :
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and The King of Laughter [+lire aussi :
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interview : Mario Martone
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), Barbara Ronchi (gracing Settembre [+lire aussi :
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and Sulle nuvole this year), Fausto Russo Alesi (who previously starred in Exterior Night and The Traitor [+lire aussi :
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Q&A : Marco Bellocchio
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, as well as in The Catholic School [+lire aussi :
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interview : Stefano Mordini
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last year), Filippo Timi (previously Benito Mussolini in Vincere [+lire aussi :
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interview : Cannes 2009 Marco Belloc…
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, recently seen in The Invisible Thread [+lire aussi :
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and in Cannes competitor The Eight Mountains [+lire aussi :
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) and Fabrizio Gifuni (Aldo Moro in Exterior Night, also featuring in La scuola cattolica last year). The cast further includes Enea Sala (who plays Edgardo Mortara as a small child) and Leonardo Maltese (who plays him as an older boy).

The film’s screenplay comes courtesy of Marco Bellocchio and Susanna Nicchiarelli (the director of Miss Marx [+lire aussi :
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and Nico, 1988 [+lire aussi :
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) in collaboration with writer Edoardo Albinati (the author of The Catholic School, on which Stefano Mordini’s movie of the same name is based) and Daniela Ceselli, with historical advice from Pina Totaro. Photography is entrusted to Francesco Di Giacomo (Exterior Night, Martin Eden [+lire aussi :
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), set design to Andrea Castorina, costumes to Sergio Ballo and Daria Calvelli, and editing to Francesca Calvelli.

La conversione will be shot in various locations in the Emilia Romagna region (an area which is backing the film, alongside the region’s Film Commission), as well as in Rome and Paris. Filming is due to wrap in September, with the movie scheduled for distribution in Italian cinemas courtesy of 01 Distribution

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