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Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Handful of Italian Filmmakers Headed to Cannes...



The Cannes Film Festival just unveiled its 2017 lineup, which includes just one Italian film- Sergio Castellitto's Fortunata starring Jasmine Trinca and Alessandro Borghi. The film will be shown out of competition. This story of hope follows the film's namesake character who is struggling to achieve her goals while trying to be a good mother and deal with an emotionally-charged relationship with her ex-husband. 

After the War by Annarita Zambrano will be shown in the section- Un Certain Regard. Set in 2002 as the murder of a labor-court judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France, a journalist and former left-wing activist (Giuseppe Battistontakes refuge on the other side of the Alps with his 15-year-old daughter. The move sets events in motion that will change their lives forever.




Here is the complete list of films included in the lineup. If you know of a film that is not on this list, please contact us on one of our social media platforms.


AFTER THE WAR by Annarita Zambrano: Un Certain Regard
A CIAMBRA by Jonas Carpignano: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
FORTUNATA by Sergio Castellitto: Un Certain Regard
THE INTRUDER by Leonardo Di Costanzo: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
PURE HEARTS by Roberto De Paolis: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
SICILIAN GHOST STORY by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia: Semaine de la Critique - Film d’Ouverture

OFFLINE by Emanuela Mascherini: Short Film Corner



GIOCHI DI RUOLO by Francesco Colangelo: Short Film Corner


GIUGNO '76 by Gianni Saponara: Italian Pavillion

KOALA by Christina Puccinelli: Short Film Corner

In addition, Monica Bellucci will be Mistress of Ceremonies, the official poster is graced by the timeless beauty of Claudia Cardinale and Paolo Sorrentino is a member of the jury. The 2017 Cannes Film Festival will be held May 17-28. Click here for more information.

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