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Italy’s Costanzo, Scimeca, Frammartino heading to Toronto

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Italy’s Costanzo, Scimeca, Frammartino heading to Toronto

Seven Italian films and four co-productions are heading to the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, the most important world market for arthouse cinema in the latter half of the year and a vital occasion for exporting European cinema.

The festival’s Discovery section, of the most interesting emerging talents on the international landscape, will present the world premiere of Stefano Pasetto’s Il Richiamo.

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Straight from the Venice Film Festival [+see also:
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to the prestigious Special Presentations sidebar come Pasquale Scimeca’s Malavoglia [+see also:
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, Stefano Incerti’s Gorbacióf [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Incerti
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]
and John Turturro’s Passione [+see also:
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, while Saverio Costanzo’s Venice title The Solitude of Prime Numbers [+see also:
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interview: Luca Marinelli
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, based on the eponymous novel by Paolo Giordano, will screen in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema.

The Visions section features Michelangelo Frammartino’s The Four Times [+see also:
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interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
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]
, which continues its successful international festival run begun this year at Cannes.

The selection is rounded out by Il Finish delle Figure, the latest work by artist Paolo Gioli, in the experimental section Wavelengths.

Venice and Toronto audiences will also see Richard J. Lewis Barney’s Version [+see also:
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. The adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s bestseller is a co-production between Canada’s Serendipity Point Films and Italy’s Fandango.

The other Italian co-productions in the Toronto line-up are Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law [+see also:
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]
, Ken Loach’s Route Irish [+see also:
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and Peter Mullan’s Neds [+see also:
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]
.

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(Translated from Italian)

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