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Mibact contributions for Bellocchio, Sollima, Tognazzi and Rosi

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- Among the films financed as part of the third 2014 session, are new projects by Ivano De Matteo, the De Serio brothers and Ciro De Caro

Mibact contributions for Bellocchio, Sollima, Tognazzi and Rosi
Director Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio, Stefano Sollima, Maria Sole Tognazzi and Gianfranco Rosi feature, with their new projects, among the beneficiaries of Mibact financing, according to the Film Commission that met on 19 December last. Ten feature films were recognised as having cultural interest as part of the third 2014 session and have qualified for financial contribution from the ministry, for a total of 4,500,000 euro.

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The biggest contributions went to Fai bei sogni (“Sweet Dreams”) by Marco Bellocchio, based on the eponymous book by Massimo Gramellini (IBC Movie - Kavac Film; 800,000 euro), Suburra [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stefano Sollima
film profile
]
 by Stefano Sollima (read the news - Cattleya, 600,000 euro), Le confessioni (“Confessions”) by Roberto Andò and Io e mia madre (“My mother and I”) by Ivano De Matteo (the first produced by Bibi Film, the second by Rodeo Drive; 550,000 euro each). 500,000 euro has been allotted to Io e lei (“She and I”) by Maria Sole Tognazzi, starring Margherita Buy and Sabrina Ferilli, while 300,000 thousand euro goes respectively to Oltre Lampedusa [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
(“Beyond Lampedusa”) by Gianfranco Rosi (Golden Lion in Venice for Sacro GRA [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
festival scope
film profile
]
; 21 Unofilm - Stemal Entertainment), Il buco in testa by Antonio Capuano (Eskimo), Falchi (“Falcons”) by Antonio D’Angelo (Figli del Bronx - Minerva Pictures Group), Non essere cattivo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Claudio Caligari (Kimera Film) and Piccoli crimini coniugali by Alex Infascelli (De Angelis Media).

As for debut features and second works, featuring among the 13 films recognised as of cultural interest and financed, for a total of 2,250,000 euro, we have River Memories [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio (creators of Sette opere di misericordia; La Sarraz Pictures, 100,000 euro), Acqua di marzo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by the director of  Spaghetti Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
Ciro De Caro (Alba Film 3000; 150,000 euro), La bambina (“the girl”), il pugile (“the boxer”), il canguro (“the babysitter”) by comedian and TV anchorman Enzo Iacchetti, based on the eponymous book by Gian Antonio Stella (Nito Produzioni; 200,000 euro). The Whale by Andrea Pallaoro (Partner Media Investment) and L’amore non si sa by Marcello Di Noto (Ideacinema - Scirocco Cinematografica) will receive a contribution of 250,000 each; 200,000 thousand euro will go, among others, to Luca Scivoletto for Il pallone di Achille (Cinemaundici) and to Marco Zarrelli for Amor Sacro (Mescalito Film).

The full list of films recognised as having cultural interest, with or without Mibact contribution, can be found here.

(Translated from Italian)

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