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CANNES 2018 Market

True Colours bets on Valeria Golino’s Euphoria at Cannes

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- The film will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard, while the upcoming titles handled by the international sales agent include Gabriele Mainetti’s Freaks Out and LRNZ's Golem

True Colours bets on Valeria Golino’s Euphoria at Cannes
Euphoria by Valeria Golino

True Colours is handling international sales on Euphoria [+see also:
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, the second directorial effort by Valeria Golino, which will have its world premiere at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, in Un Certain Regard. The movie, produced by HT Film and Indigo Film together with Rai Cinema, stars Riccardo ScamarcioValerio MastandreaIsabella FerrariValentina Cervi and Jasmine Trinca. “I am very happy to be going back to Cannes with my second film in Un Certain Regard, a section I care a lot for, which previously welcomed me with my feature Honey [+see also:
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,” says Golino. “I’d had Euphoria in my mind for the last three years; it was inspired by dramatic true events that happened to people I love. For this reason, my screenwriters, Francesca MarcianoValia Santella, and I, with contributions from Walter Siti, approached the story with the requisite attention that such a delicate and precious subject deserves, but remaining fully aware that we were dealing with a powerful tale that was both charming and profound at the same time. A cast of clever, well-informed and generous actors contributed to further enriching the characters’ complexity.” Euphoria will be released in Italy in 2018 by 01 Distribution.

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True Colours’ line-up at the Cannes Film Market also includes Distances [+see also:
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. The second feature by Catalonian filmmaker Elena Trapé was screened in the official section of the 21st Málaga Film Festival. Distances, which was executive-produced by Isabel Coixet, is a drama starring Alexandra JiménezMiki Esparbé, Isak Férriz, Bruno Sevilla and Maria RiberaPut Grandma in the Freezer [+see also:
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 is an Italian comedy by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe Stasi, produced by Indigo Film with Rai Cinema. It grossed €3.2 million at the box office in its first three weeks on release, and €1.3 million during its first weekend. That’s Life [+see also:
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 is a coming-of-age drama by Francesca Mazzoleni, produced by Warner Bros Entertainment Italia, Indigo Film and Roma Citizen in conjunction with Show Reel. As Needed [+see also:
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by Francesco Falaschi was produced by Notorious Pictures and Verdeoro together with Rai Cinema. It tells the story of Arturo (Vinicio Marchioni), a 40-year-old chef with a troubled past, who is sentenced to community service as a cooking teacher in an institute for a group of people with Asperger syndrome. Guido (Luigi Fedele), a 20-year-old with great talent and a burning passion for cooking, is one of his pupils.

Blessed Madness [+see also:
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, produced by Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis, is a successful comedy by Carlo Verdone that grossed more than €8 million at the Italian box office (and racked up 1.3 million admissions), featuring a great performance by Ilenia Pastorelli (They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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). I’m Back [+see also:
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by Luca Miniero (staged by Indiana Production together with Vision Distribution) is the Italian version of the German film Look Who's Back [+see also:
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by David Wnendt, with Massimo Popolizio portraying Benito Mussolini. Eighty years after his death, Il Duce reappears in Rome and becomes a TV star. Alessandro Aronadio is the director of Just Believe [+see also:
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, a comedy about “Selfism”, the first religion in which you can be absolved from taxes and contributions, produced by Italian International Film together with Vision Distribution. Among the other titles on True Colours’ slate are The Handyman [+see also:
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 by Valerio Attanasio (Wildside with Vision Distribution), starring Sergio Castellitto and Guglielmo Poggi, and Naples in Veils [+see also:
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by Ferzan Ozpetek, produced by Warner Bros Entertainment Italia, R&C Produzioni and Faros Film. This thriller set in a Naples teetering between magic and superstition earned €6 million at the Italian box office. The latest comedy by Riccardo Milani, Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
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 (Wildside with Vision Distribution) raked in more than €9 million and took 1.5 million admissions. The Invisible Boy: Second Generation [+see also:
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 (Indigo Film with Rai Cinema) is the second chapter in the Invisible Boy saga, directed once again by Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores.

The upcoming titles that True Colours will be handling at the Cannes Film Market include Just Like My Son by Costanza Quatriglio (a promo reel will be available at the firm’s booth); the thriller-horror Ride by Jacopo Rondinelli, entirely shot with a GoPro Multicam; the biopic Michelangelo - Endless by Emanuele Imbucci (Sky Italia and Magnitudo Film), which will boast a promo reel available in 4K HDR; The Legend of the Christmas Witch, a fantasy directed by Michele Soavi (Lucky Red with Rai Cinema in co-production with Morena Films); Freaks Out (news), the eagerly awaited new film by Gabriele Mainetti (They Call Me Jeeg); and Golem, a breathtaking imaginative political sci-fi animation created by Lorenzo Ceccotti (aka LRNZ). 

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