Tornatore gets started on the set of La corrispondenza
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The shoot for the new film by the Oscar-winning director gets under way today and will take place in Edinburgh, York, Piedmont, Trentino and Alto Adige, produced by Paco Cinematografica
Today sees the start of the shoot for La corrispondenza (lit. “The Correspondence”) by Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko. Produced by Paco Cinematografica with Rai Cinema, and benefiting from backing from BLS Business Location South Tyrol - Alto Adige, the Trentino Film Commission and the Torino Piedmont Film Commission, the new film by the Oscar-winning director will be shot over ten weeks in Edinburgh, York, Piedmont, Trentino and Alto Adige.
La corrispondenza tells the story of a young female university student who spends her free time performing as a stuntwoman in TV programmes and movies, immersed in dangerous situations that wind up with the death of her body double. At first glance it could appear to be an obsession fuelled by her appetite for risk-taking, but in reality it is the way in which the athletic young woman tricks herself into sublimating a horrible sense of guilt: that of holding herself responsible for the tragic demise of her one true love. Her astrophysics lecturer will be the one who helps her to regain the balance she has lost from her life.
The film, which Mibact (the Italian Ministry of Culture) has recognised as being of cultural interest, will be released in Italy by 01 Distribution. International sales are handled by Umedia International.
(Translated from Italian)