Seven Italian Films selected in Toronto
- This year’s true record are the three world premieres, a truly rare occurrence for Italian production at the TIFF
A total of seven Italian films will participate in the upcoming edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s true record is that three of these are world premieres, a truly rare occurrence for Italian productions at the TIFF. Topping the world premieres will be Anni felici by Daniele Luchetti, which together with L'intrepido [+see also:
interview: Gianni Amelio
film profile] by Gianni Amelio and The Great Beauty [+see also:
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile] by Paolo Sorrentino, has been inserted into the Special Presentation section.
Among the other premieres are two debuts, a demonstration of the kind of sensitivity Piers Handling, who is heading the Festival, continues to show Italian cinema. One of these is the much anticipated debut work by Fabio Mollo, Il sud è niente, which tells a story of hope and feelings on the Strait of Messina. The film, produced by B24 Film, stars Vinicio Marchioni and Valentina Lodovini.
The other debut, Border, by Alessio Cremonini, was produced by Good Films. The film, based on a true story, follows two Syrian sisters who are forced to flee their homeland for Turkey in order to escape war and the Shabiha.
Completing the Italian selection is Stop the Pounding Heart by Roberto Minervini, about an Italian transplanted to the United States, which was presented out-of-competition in Cannes, and Che strano chiamarsi Federico [+see also:
film profile] by Ettore Scola, which will be presented in the prestigious Masters section.
The Toronto festival is set to be one of the most significant cinema markets this year, with a large amount of international industry workers congregating and working from it. The Italian TIFF selection and the participation of the artistic delegation at the festival will be curated by the Luce Cinecittà Institute.
(Translated from Italian)
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