email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

INDUSTRY Italy

Rai Cinema – content for all audiences

by 

- CEO Paolo Del Brocco presents various new productions and co-productions and confirms an investment of over 70 million euros in 2018

Rai Cinema – content for all audiences
Paolo Virzì on the set of Notti magiche

"Cinema without borders" is how the CEO of Rai Cinema, Paolo Del Brocco, described the new international co-productions presented yesterday in Rome at the annual press meeting. The films presented include Everybody Knows [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the new film by Asghar Farhadi, starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Il peccato by Andrei Konchalovsky, about Michelangelo, Werk ohne Autor [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
film profile
]
by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Oscar winner for The Lives of Others [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
film profile
]
which focuses on Kurt Barnert, a solider on horseback during the Second World War, Il libro delle visioni by Carlo S Hintermann, produced by Terrence Malick, and The Summer House [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
film profile
]
by and starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, about a director’s holiday to the French Riviera, where she has to handle the end of a relationship and the writing of her next film. 

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

A few hours after the presentation of the Cannes Film Festival program, which includes the selected Italian directors Matteo Garrone with Dogman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
, Alice Rohrwacher with Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
film profile
]
and Valeria Golino with Euphoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the RAI Cinema ad rattled off some of the most significant titles of the upcoming season, including: Hammamet by Gianni Amelio, about the personal and political life of Bettino Craxi, Il traditore by Marco Bellocchio, starring Pierfracesco Favinoas the Cosa Nostra informer, Tommaso Buscetta, Lacrime di sale by Maurizio Zaccaro, starring Sergio Castellitto who plays a doctor treating migrants in Lampedusa, Momenti di trascurabile felicità by Daniele Luchetti starring Pif, Se ti abbraccio non aver paura, in which Gabriele Salvatores directs Claudio Santamaria and Diego Abantuono in an on-the-road film, Notti magiche, the detective film by Paolo Virzì which takes place on the night that Argentina knocked Italy out of the 1990 football world cup. 

Del Brocco also mentioned that the distribution outfit 01 Distribution is in first place in terms of box office takings, with a market share between 16 and 17%, ahead of all other major distributors”, and confirms an investment in 2018 “of more than 70 million Euros, a substantial figure if you think back to just five or six years ago, when the figure was around 30 to 40 million euros a year. A figure that’s also destined to increase in the future thanks to the new cinema law." Del Brocco also confirmed the editorial line, which has been adopted since last year, and which aims to expand productions in new languages ​​so as to reach "all audiences."

The success of Love and Bullets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
film profile
]
, A Ciambra [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
and Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alessandro Rak
film profile
]
could be repeated with new titles thanks to "innovation and investment in young talent, support for successful directors and the development of international co-productions and films for the general public." Soon to be released are Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher, Ricordi? [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
by Valerio Mieli (Ten Winters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
) starring Luca Marinelli, Ride, the directorial debut by Valerio Mastandrea, Il primo re by Matteo Rovere, aimed at an international market, and the new film by Jonas Carpignano – following the critically acclaimed film A CiambraA Chiara, which is also due to be filmed in Gioia Tauro in Calabria.

(Translated from Italian)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.