LAZIO/Cinecittà’s hot summer

It has been a particularly hot summer for audiovisual production in the Lazio Region with lots of active sets both inside and outside the Cinecittà Studios.
Anzio, Tor Caldara, Caetani Castle and the Vineyards of Val Visciolo in Sermoneta in the province of Latina are the locations chosen by Terence Malick for his new movie “The Last Planet”; while the province of Latina is also the set of “Bloodmoon”, the “Game of Thrones” spin off filmed in Grotta del Turco, and Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta.
The province of Rieti instead hosted the movie directed and starring Raul Bova about Manuel Bortuzzo, the young swimmer from Veneto who was paralyzed following a shoot-out, also set at Lago del Salto; and the Sky TV program presented by Dario Vergassola “Sei in un paese meraviglioso” (the episode title of which is “Valle Reatina. Le foreste di San Francesco”) was filmed around Castel di Tora, the Convent of San Giacomo, Poggio Bustone and the Sanctuary di Greccio.

The Teatro Vespasiano in Rieti was the set of the new film by Gabriele Muccino “I Migliori Anni”, produced by Marco Belardi for Lotus with Rai Cinema in association with 3 Marys Entertainment.
The film, which will be distributed by 01, was also filmed in Cinecittà.
The revamped Roman Studios also hosted “Black Moon”, the third Netflix original Italian series – produced by Fandango – which will be available from the beginning of 2020, directed by three women: Francesca Comencini, Susanna Nicchiarelli and Paola Randi.
Filming also took place in Celleno Antica and the Castle of Monte Calvello in the province of Viterbo.
Plus “Un drago a forma di nuvola” was shot in Cinecittà, directed and starring Sergio Castellitto, funded by the Bando Lazio Cinema International, the series about “Enrico Piaggio”, produced by Movieheart and Rai Fiction and “Rosi Abate 2” produced by Mediaset.

Television productions have also invaded the capital with “Romulus”, the new TV series based on “Romulus and Remus: The First King” by Matteo Rovere, also filmed in the Foglino woods of Nettuno and in the area of Castel Romano, the series “Il Nido” with Giorgio Tirabassi, “Private Collection”, the Sky Art format about the world of contemporary art and the works of great collectors filmed at Villa Torlonia and the ARTE/SWR documentary on Maestro Arturo Benedetto Mi- chelangeli produced by 3b Filmproduktion.

Also set in Rome is “Un figlio di nome Erasmus”, the feature movie by Alberto Ferrari with Luca Bizzarri, Paolo Kessisoglu, Ricky Memphis and Daniele Liotti, and the Audi commercial produced by Frame Communication which tackles the modern topic of the electric car in the historic context of Rome.
The new movie by Ficarra and Picone, produced by Tramp Limited, is also set in Lazio.

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