Intramovies in Cannes with the best debut films
by Camillo De Marco
- Documentary makers are making their first steps in fiction, including Claudio Giovannesi, but also Giancarlo Giannini, director and star
Intramovies will be at the Marché de Cannes with a list including seven titles. Led by Paolo Corvino, the independent company’s first screening will be black comedy Au nom du fils [+see also:
film profile] by Belgian Vincent Lannoo, produced with Yoni Productions and Hands Up. The cast includes Astrid Whettnall, Achille Ridolfi and Philipe Nahon.
Another will be Italian comedy Buongiorno papà [+see also:
film profile] (Out of the blue) by Edoardo Leo, with Raoul Bova, Marco Giallini and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers. The director is returning three years after his debut to tell the story of a superficial womaniser who has to suddenly deal with being a father. The film is produced by Italian International Film.
Italian movies [+see also:
film profile] by Matteo Pellegrini was presented during the 2012 Rome International Film Festival. It is a multinational comedy with a cast including Aleksei Guskov, Anita Kravos, Michele Venitucci and Filippo Timi. The coproduction involved Indiana Production, Eagle Pictures, Lumiq Studios, Skycinema, Merenda Film, Edi and Trikita.
Selected for the Tribeca FF and the Rome festival, where it won the special jury prize, Alì ha gli occhi azzurri [+see also:
interview: Claudio Giovannesi
film profile] (Alì blue eyes - photo) is Claudio Giovannes’ feature film debut, and tells the story of a young second generation immigrant. The nonprofessional cast includes Nader Sarhan, and the production was by Acaba Productions and Rai Cinema.
The line-up for Rome-based companies include a few very interesting 2013 newcomers. Il terzo tempo (The after match) by Enrico Maria Artale, with Stefano Cassetti, Stefania Rocca and young Lorenzo Richelmy, is a dramatic film on the discomfort of being seventeen, produced by Filmauro by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production. La variabile umana (The human factor) by newcomer Bruno Oliviero is a thriller featuring an inspector who has to resolve a murder in which his teenage daughter is involved. The case includes Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston and Alice Raffaelli and is a Lumière & Co., Invisible Film and Rai Cinema production.
Fresh out of post-production is thriller Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi (The gambler who wouldn't die), which sees Giancarlo Giannini take on the role of director and main character, together with F. Murray Abraham and Silvia De Santis. Produced by Magalì Production, Dean Film, Leader Media Productions LTD, Sancor Holdings Inc and Rai Cinema.
(Translated from Italian)