Minerva Pictures starts distributing films for cinema again
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The company, under Gianluca Curti’s direction, will reboot with Bouli Lanners’ Les Géants, hitting Italian cinemas on October 31
Minerva Pictures, a production and distribution company headed by Gianluca Curti, which had focused on home videos and foreign sales in recent years, has started cinema-level distribution again.
The company will be re-launching their cinema distribution section with a small group of carefully selected films. Indeed, Minerva Pictures has always paid close attention to vouching for quality films.
Three international films have been selected for 2012, starting with Les Géants, a coming of age tale by Belgian actor and director Bouli Lanners, who was widely acclaimed during the Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2011.
The film will be coming out in Italy on October 31, after an appearance at the sixteenth edition of the Terra di Siena Film Festival on October 2.
Dramedy Thanks For Sharing will be the next in line for distribution. It marks author and producer of The Kids Are All Right Stuart Blumberg’s first take at being a director and sees Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and singer Pink (in her film debut) struggle with sex addiction.
Road movie Just Like A Woman will be Minerva Pictures’ last film of the year, by Franco-Algerian Rachid Bouchareb (Outside the Law). Two women, played by British Sienna Miller and Iranian Golshifteh Farahani, decide to drop everything and start an adventure on the roads of America. The film, coproduced by Minerva Pictures, will also be presented in Siena on October 3.
(Translated from Italian)