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BERLINALE 2010 EFM / Italy

RAI Trade’s EFM slate

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RAI Trade’s EFM slate

In a market influenced by cautious optimism from buyers and sellers, after the decline of two years ago, many Italian titles and co-productions are being offered by prestigious international sales agents – such as Pietro Marcello’s interesting The Mouth of the Wolf [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pietro Marcello
film profile
]
(MK2 International – see news); the promo reel of Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte (in post-production, and part of The Coproduction Office’s line-up); Saverio Costanzo’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Le Pacte): the new Nanni Moretti film, Habemus Papam (Wild Bunch); and Silvio Soldini’s What I Want More [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(out of competition at the Berlinale and sold by Pyramide International).

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The rest of production is in the hands of Intramovies (see news), Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, RAI Trade and the independents.

RAI Trade is organizing two screenings a day for films at the Italian Pavilion of the Berlinale’s European Film Market. Their slate includes quality films such as the feature debut of Valerio Mieli, Ten Winters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile
]
(whose male lead Michele Riondino is one of the festival’s Shooting Stars this year); Sergio Rubini’s L'Uomo Nero [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; Alessandro Angelini’s Keep Your Head Up [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alessandro Angelini
film profile
]
(for which Sergio Castellitto won Best Actor at the Rome International Film Festival last October); The Right Thing by another first-time filmmaker, Marco Campogiani; and the directorial debut of celebrated actress Stefania Sandrelli, Christine Cristina [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

RAI Trade is also offering Leonardo Pieraccioni’s comedy Io & Marilyn [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– in the hopes of repeating its great success of last year selling Ex [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by the young but already very experienced Fausto Brizzi – and the Braveheart-style blockbuster by Renzo Martinelli, Barbarossa [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. For younger audiences they have animated film Cuccioli: Il Codice di Marco Polo by Sergio Manfio, based on the popular TV show and produced by the director and his brother Francesco.

Other highly awaited future titles include Stefano Incerti’s, Gorbaciof, il Cassiere col Vizio del Gioco, starring Toni Servillo and produced by Teatri Uniti, Devon Cinematografica and The Bottom Line, which will be distributed by Lucky Red. RAI Trade will also show a promo reel of Il Mondiale Dimenticato, a docu-fiction by Lorenzo Garzella and Filippo Macelloni co-produced by Verdeoro with Argentina and Germany.

(Translated from Italian)

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