Italy’s Kino Produzioni, the indie shingle that co-produced 2022 Berlin Golden Bear winner “Alcarràs,” is ramping up manufacturing with new movies by rising Italian filmmakers Carlo Sironi, Laura Luchetti and Irene Dionisio, in addition to additionally Dutch director Michiel Van Erp and Argentine filmmakers María Alché and Benjamín Naishtat.
“We reached a turning level final yr that started off effectively with the ‘Alcarràs’ victory,” stated Kino chief Giovanni Pompili, talking on the EFM. He famous that in 2022, the Rome-based outfit shot 4 movies, “which for us was fairly difficult, however labored out effectively.”
In the meantime, the Kino group has grown. Producer Lara Costa-Calzado, who has been working for a decade between the U.S. and Europe on movies comparable to Eliza Hittman’s Silver Bear winner “By no means Not often Typically All the time,” Sally Potter’s “The Roads Not Taken” and Halina Rejin’s “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,” has joined Kino as head of manufacturing.
The primary titles on Kino Produzioni’s slate embody a but to be titled drama from Sironi (“Sole”) starring rising French indie star Noée Abita (“Slalom”) and Maria Camilla Barandenburg (“Slam Italia”). Movie follows two 17-year-olds named Clara and Irène who each have well being points. Shortly after assembly, they run away collectively to an island the place they expertise an unforgettable summer time. See first look picture above.
Sironi’s “Sole,” a love story intertwined with child trafficking, made a global splash after launching in 2019 from Venice and Toronto. Sironi was amongst Selection’s 10 European Administrators to observe in 2020. Kino has co-produced his followup with France’s June Movies and help from RAI Cinema.
One other title is Van Erp’s English-language interval drama “A Stunning Imperfection,” about 18th-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova’s love affair, when he was 17, with a Dutch courtesan in Amsterdam informed from a feminine perspective. Pic is in submit. As beforehand introduced, Jonah Hauer-King (“The Little King”) performs Casanova and Israeli actress and mannequin Dar Zuzovsky (“The Survivor”) performs the courtesan named Lucia. “Stunning Imperfection” is an adaptation of Dutch bestseller “In Lucia’s Eyes,” by Arthur Japin. Pic is co-produced by Kino with Kaap Holland Movie of the Netherlands and Belgium’s Eyeworks.
Additionally in submit is “Puán,” a comedy set within the chaotic world of the College of Buenos Aires’ overpopulated, underfunded philosophy and literature division. Pic is co-directed by Alché (“A Household Submerged”) and Naishtat. Kino co-produced with Argentina’s Pucará Cine and Pasto firms.
“The Stunning Summer season” stars Deva Cassel, the daughter of Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, making her performing debut as a wild and provocative artists’ mannequin named Amelia on this coming-of-age movie by Luchetti, now in submit. Pic relies on Italian writer Cesare Pavese’s novel “La Bella Property,” which received Italy’s prestigious Premio Strega literary prize in 1950 and has been broadly translated. Luchetti, who debuted in 2019 with Toronto Competition participant “Twin Flower,” described “Summer season” in a press release as “a visionary, suspended, whispered, evocative, sensual, carnal and painful report of an unforgettable summer time in 1938.” Kino is producing with Rome’s 9.99 movies and backing from RAI Cinema. Fortunate Purple will deal with the movie’s Italian launch.
Rounding out the slate is ”Idda,” from Dionisio, whose debut “Pawn Streets” launched from Venice’s Critics’ Week. The movie, which is in growth, is about two childhood buddies, now of their thirties, who discover themselves throughout a hike up Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano.
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