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Chiara Bellosi’s second work Swing Ride is now ready and waiting

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- Produced by tempesta in co-production with Tellfilm, the director’s new film has been chosen for the 72nd Berlinale’s Official Selection, within the Panorama section

Chiara Bellosi’s second work Swing Ride is now ready and waiting
Gaia Di Pietro in Swing Ride

Chiara Bellosi is making her return to the Berlinale, where she previously competed in the Generation 14+ line-up, in 2020, with her first work Ordinary Justice [+see also:
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. Now chosen for the 72nd Berlinale’s Official Selection, and competing in the Panorama section, we find Swing Ride [+see also:
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interview: Chiara Bellosi
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, based on a screenplay by Maria Teresa Venditti and Luca De Bei which won the Franco Solinas Prize in 2018 and the Claudia Sbarigia Study Grant in 2018, in recognition of the writers’ skill for depicting characters and the female world.

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“Maybe it's true that you also need a few kicks up the arse to grow up”, the production team’s synopsis reads. “And it's true that when the waltzers start spinning, you feel like you’re flying and you never want to get off. This is what happens to Benedetta when she meets Amanda and decides to follow her through her vagabond world”. The film stars Gaia Di Pietro (making her screen debut), Andrea Carpenzano (The Champion [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
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), Barbara Chichiarelli (Bad Tales [+see also:
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interview: Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
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), Giandomenico Cupaiuolo, Alessio Praticò and Francesca Antonelli.

"Swing Ride was a difficult and delicate but important film to make”, explained Carlo Cresto-Dina who produced the film for tempesta alongside Valeria Jamonte and Manuela Melissano. “Starting with an already wonderful screenplay, Chiara Bellosi has delivered a profound and unique film. We’re especially happy to be returning to Berlin with Chiara, this time in the Panorama section”.

Swing Ride is produced by tempesta and RAI Cinema in co-production with Tellfilm (Switzerland) and RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, and enjoys the backing of the Italian Ministry of Culture’s Film and Audiovisual Department, the Swiss Federal Office for Culture (UFC) and the Lazio region. The movie will be released in Italy by Luce Cinecittà, having been produced in compliance with EcoMuvi’s protocol on environmental sustainability in audiovisual production.

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