From Iago to Impy, five films for all ages
by Gabriele Barcaro
26/02/2009 - There are five European titles coming out tomorrow, of which three are Italian and cover a range of target audiences. Iago [trailer], the second feature by Volfango De Biasi, being released by Medusa on over 400 screens (see news), is a loosely based adaptation of Othello aimed at young adult audiences, with a cast that includes Nicolas Vaporidis (Night Before the Exams [trailer]) and Laura Chiatti (Ho Voglia Di Te [trailer]).
For older audiences, there is the love story The Prize [trailer] (01 Distribution - 181 screens). The latest film by Giuseppe Piccioni, five years after The Life I Want [trailer], centres on a married, successful writer (Valerio Mastandrea) and his swimming instructor (a powerful Valeria Golino), a prisoner allowed to work during the day (see news).
Based on the true story of Rita Atria, the young state’s witness who took on the Mafia, Marco Amenta’s The Sicilian Girl [trailer] (Istituto Luce) confirms – after his documentaries L’Ultimo Padrino and Il Fantasma di Corleone – the filmmaker’s interest in political cinema (see news).
The other two European titles are both German: The Wave [trailer] (BIM - 80 screens) by Dennis Gansel (see interview) and the animated Impy Superstar [trailer] by Reinhard Klooss and Holger Tappe (Mediafilm).
(Translated from Italian)