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The Italian Ministry of Culture supports new films by Sorrentino, Frammartino and Mollo

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- The Ministry has recognised the cultural value of features, and first and second films. Among those receiving funding and recognition are also Avati, Morante, Genovese and Marcello

The Italian Ministry of Culture supports new films by Sorrentino, Frammartino and Mollo
Michael Caine on the set of La giovinezza by Paolo Sorrentino

La giovinezza by Paolo Sorrentino, Tarda primavera by Michelangelo Frammartino and Ombre bianche by Fabio Mollo are among the films recognised for their cultural value – and therefore receiving funding – by the film subcommission of the MiBACT, the Italian Ministry of Culture, the first two films in the context of the 15 October 2014 resolution (feature-film section, requests can be submitted until 31 January) and the third as part of the 29 October 2014 decision (in the section for first and second films, deadline 15 January).

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The new film by Oscar-winning director Sorrentino, produced by Indigo Film, has received €900,000 in support, Frammartino's new movie (his Le quattro volte [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile
]
received the Europa Cinemas Label at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival), produced by Vivo Film, is being supported to the tune of €400,000, while Mollo (of the acclaimed South Is Nothing [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miriam Karlkvist
festival scope
film profile
]
) has been allocated €200,000 for his second feature film, produced by Ascent Film.

Among the other feature films receiving funding, we find A Golden Boy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Pupi Avati (Duea Film - Combo Produzioni; €350,000), Ogni maledetto Natale by Giacomo Ciarrapico, Luca Vendruscolo and Mattia Torre (Wildside; €250,000), Assolo by Laura Morante (Cinemaundici; €250,000), Sei mai stata sulla luna? [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Paolo Genovese (Pepito Produzioni; €250,000), Permesso di soggiorno by Edoardo De Angelis, Francesco Prisco and Guido Lombardi (Run Film; €150,000), Caffè by Cristiano Bortone (Orisa Produzioni; €300,000) and Biagio [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Pasquale Scimeca (Arbash - Alì Natura; €150,000). Only cultural recognition, but no financial support, will be granted to La corrispondenza by Giuseppe Tornatore, Confusi e felici [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Massimiliano Bruno and Neve [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Stefano Incerti (for the complete overview, click here). 

Besides Mollo's film, the first and second features recognised for their cultural value and receiving financial support include Bella e perduta [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pietro Marcello ­
film profile
]
by Pietro Marcello (Avventurosa; €150,000), L’attesa by Piero Messina (Indigo Film; €200,000), Polvere rossa by Marco Amenta (Eurofilm; €150,000) and L’amore non perdona [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Stefano Consiglio (Bibi Film TV; €100,000). Among the projects postponed until the next round of decision-making are the directorial debuts by two actors: La profezia dell'armadillo by Valerio Mastandrea and Mele marce by Paolo Briguglia (for the complete list, click here).

(Translated from Italian)

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