Bellocchio and Messina at the TIFF
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Fresh from Venice, Blood of My Blood and The Wait are set to hit Toronto. Also featuring in the North American festival will be Sorrentino, Moretti and Minervini, as well as Pietro Marcello’s new film
Seven films will be representing Italy at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held from 10 to 20 September 2015. Two will be coming straight from the Venice Film Festival: Blood of My Blood [+see also:
interview: Marco Bellocchio
film profile], Marco Bellocchio’s latest drama starring Roberto Herlitzka and Filippo Timi (in the Masters section), and The Wait [+see also:
interview: Lou de Laâge
interview: Piero Messina
film profile], the debut film by Piero Messina starring Juliette Binoche and Lou de Laâge (in the Discovery section).
Two films screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival will also be making their overseas debuts: Youth [+see also:
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile] by Paolo Sorrentino and My Mother [+see also:
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile] by Nanni Moretti, both in the Special Presentations section. Meanwhile, fresh from the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes comes Roberto Minervini with his film Louisiana (The Other Side) [+see also:
interview: Roberto Minervini
film profile], selected for Wavelengths. This section will also feature Lost and Beautiful [+see also:
interview: Pietro Marcello
film profile] by Pietro Marcello, the only Italian film that competed for the Golden Leopard at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.
Last but not least is Exit/Entrance or Trasumanar, the debut short film of Federica Foglia (in the Short Cuts section). The film, which tells the story of an immigrant artist who wanders the streets of the town he lives in, is an ode to our current era of constant migration, touching on nostalgia and the desire to belong.
The selected films, in agreement with the president of the Toronto Film Festival, Piers Handling, were chosen by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, which will take care of the artistic delegation. Organising the Italian events at the festival and looking after the Italian producers will be Ice Toronto.
(Translated from Italian)
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