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Italian film industry professionals to rendezvous at Ciné

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- The 8th edition of Italian summer’s film industry event will be held in Riccione from 2 to 5 July, bringing together both industry professionals and cinema-loving members of the general public

Italian film industry professionals to rendezvous at Ciné
Last year’s edition of Ciné in Riccione

Guests from across the world of Italian cinema, a convention of the leading global distributors, first-class premieres for industry professionals, events and gatherings catering to the tastes of the wider public… This 8th edition of the national film industry event, Ciné - Giornate di Cinema is set to impress. Promoted and supported by Anica in partnership with Anec and Anem, Ciné will run from 2 to 5 July in its usual coastal home of Riccione.

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Among the many distributors presenting next season’s titles at Ciné will be Vision Distribution, represented by Pierfrancesco Favino, who will be sharing the new comedy directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Moschettieri del Re (in cinemas 27 December), Luca Argentero and Ilenia Pastorelli with Cosa fai a Capodanno?, a comedy directed by Filippo Bologna, and a sneak peak of the new project by Riccardo Milani will also be shown, following on from the triumph of his previous film, Like A Cat On A Highway [+see also:
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Meanwhile, Warner Bros. will deploy Stefano Mordini and Riccardo Scamarcio with Il testimone invisibile, and Alessio Maria Federici, Pietro Sermonti and Lucia Ocone with Uno di famiglia, a tragicomedy set for release on 22 November. Also in attendance will be Guido Chiesa with Ti presento Sofia, the new comedy by Fabio De Luigi (who will also be attending the event), produced by Colorado Film and in cinemas next autumn via Medusa, while Massimo Boldi and Christian De Sica will present the first-ever previews of Amici come prima, of which De Sica is also the director, produced by Indiana Production in partnership with Medusa.

Among the top premieres not to be missed, Sicario 2: Soldado [+see also:
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stands out from the crowd, the hotly-anticipated film by Stefano Sollima, starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, in cinemas from 18 October via 01 Distribution, an outfit which is also presenting Resta con me, the new US film by Baltasar Kormákur, which tells the true story of a couple who drifted lost in the middle of the Pacific for forty one days, in cinemas 29 August. Also eagerly awaited, the premiere of Unsane, the new thriller by Steven Soderbergh revolving around mental illness, due to be released on 5 July courtesy of 20th Century Fox. There’ll be no shortage of comedies, as Le Brio [+see also:
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by Yvan Attal, starring Camélia Jordana and Daniel Auteuil, will make an appearance at the event, set for release in Italian cinemas at the end of November via I Wonder Pictures, as will sentimental comedy Rolling To You [+see also:
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by Franck Dubosc (Vision Distribution), and Peggio per me [+see also:
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by Riccardo Camilli (released 12 July via Distribuzione Indipendente). Lucky by John Carrol Lynch, will also premiere at Riccione, a film paying tribute to the actor Harry Dean Stanton, to be released 30 August by Wanted, as will Blockbuster [+see also:
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, the first work by French director July Hygreck, made in the style of Michel Gondry and distributed by Sun Film Group.

Included on the agenda for the wider public, meanwhile,  is the screening of road movie comedy, Vengo anch’io [+see also:
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, which the directors-come-lead-actors Corrado Nuzzo and Maria Di Biase will also be attending, and for younger members of the audience, the premiere of the animated film, Luis & The Aliens [+see also:
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, in cinemas on 11 July via Koch Media.

Last but not least, there’ll be ample opportunity for professional development thanks to the ANICALAB series of conferences and events on topics relating to the production, distribution and exhibition of films, while workshops entitled “Social Media and Online Content as a Tool for Selling Film” - teaching participants how to use videos, blogs and images on Facebook and Instagram to increase film viewer numbers - and “Millennials and Film: Digital and Social Touchpoints” - exploring the viewing habits of Millennials and Generation Z – will round off the professional learning experience.

(Translated from Italian)

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