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Oscar-winning directors Salvatores and Tornatore start 2013 off with a bang

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- Directors release The Best Offer and Educazione siberiana. Many comedies also set for release by newcomers and greats alike

Oscar-winning directors Salvatores and Tornatore start 2013 off with a bang

Italian cinema will start the new year with Oscar-winning Giuseppe Tornatore’s long-awaited The Best Offer coming out with Warner Bros on January 1. Geoffrey Rush plays an eccentric art expert who meets a mysterious lady who will turn his life upside down.

Having celebrated the death of Christmas cake cinema, the Vanzina brothers return with comedy Mai stati Uniti [+see also:
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(01 Distibution from January 3), which follows five brothers (Vincenzo Salemme, Ambra Angiolini, Ricky Memphis, Anna Foglietta, Giovanni Vernia) as they travel to America to pick up their father’s inheritance. A very different genre, La scoperta dell’alba [+see also:
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(Fandango from January 10), is Romanian director Susanna Nicchiarelli’s second film, adapted from a novel by political writer Walter Veltroni based on Italy’s terrorism years. The cast of the film, which was presented during the Rome Festival, includes Margherita Buy, Sergio Rubini, Lino Guanciale, Gabriele Spinelli and Lina Sastri.

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Another comedy, but of a female variety will launch on January 24 thanks to 01 Distribution, with Fausto Brizzi’s seventh film Pazze di me.  Francesco Mandelli has to deal with being the only man in a family of seven women (dog included). The cast also includes Loretta Goggi. On January 31, Ci vediamo domani by Andrea Zaccariello (Moviemax) will be coming out with Enrico Brignano, followed on February 7, with Warner Bros distributed Studio illegale by Umberto Carteni, in which Fabio Volo takes on the role of a young lawyer in an international law firm.

On February 14, actor Alessandro Siani will take his first steps as a director with Il principe abusivo (01 Distribution), while February 28 will mark another debut of an actor on the other side of the camera: Rolando Ravello with Tutti contro tutti (Warner Bros).  

In February, Jasmine Trinca will star in two different films, Un giorno devi andare [+see also:
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 by Giorgio Diritti and Vi perdono by Valeria Golino (both distributed by Bim). February will also mark the release of Il volto di un’altra [+see also:
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by Pappi Corsicato with Laura Chiatti and Alessandro Preziosi (Officine Ubu). 

A long-awaited event will take place on February 28 with the release of Educazione siberiana by other Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores (01 Distribution). Based on Nicolai Lilin’s bestseller, the film takes place in Moldova’s Siberian criminal community. The cast includes John Malkovich (photo). As for La grande bellezza, a film by yet another Italian cinema sweetheart, Paolo Sorrentino, audiences will have to wait until April 11, 2013. 

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(Translated from Italian)

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