LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commissions

ALTO ADIGE/Val Pusteria on the Red Carpet
While Pappi Corsicato brings the Val Pusteria to the competition section of the Rome Film Festival with his movie “Il Volto di un’altra”, filmed last summer (produced by R&C Produzioni), which received 200,000 Euros from the BLS, two German productions are wor- king in Alto Adige. “Frei”, a feature length movie by Bernd Fischerauer, set at the end of the Second World War, which was granted 350,000 Euros by the BLS, and Thomas Woschitz’s tragicomedy “Blind”, which received a contribution of 155,000 Euros.

TRENTINO/Love at first sight for De Laurentiis
12 theatrical movies, 2 of which are international productions, 2 TV dramas, 5 TV programs, 6 documentaries, 1 animation: these are the productions that have received support from the Trentino Film Commission from its birth in May 2011 to the present day.
In addition to “The silent Mountain”,  the other international theatrical project is “I fratelli Neri”, directed by Xavier Koller and produced by Germany’s Enigma Films, which was filmed in Trentino last July.
“Il volto di un’altra” by Pappi Corsicato, in competition at the Rome Film Festival, was partly filmed in Trentino, whilst “Itaker”, directed by Toni Trupia starring Michele Placido (currently in post-production) was filmed entirely in the province.
Part of the movie “Un giorno devi andare” by Giorgio Diritti was filmed in Trento and the Santuario di San Romedio.
Other stories that have their roots in this territory are “ Il turno di notte lo fanno le stelle”, directed by Edoardo Ponti, screenplay by Erri De Luca, starring Nastassja Kinski, “Vino Dentro” by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, and the TV drama “Una buona stagione” by Gianni Lepre, with Ottavia Piccolo and Jan Sorel, both of which were filmed last October and share the same protagonist: wine.
Filming has just finished in Trento, Rovereto and the Val Canali on the next “Christmas movie” by Aurelio De Laurentiis, “Colpi di fulmine” (Love at First Sight), starring the well-known Parenti-De Sica duo.
Coming soon (currently in pre-production): “La prima neve” (The First Snow) by Andrea Segre and ”Foresta di ghiaccio” (Forest of Ice) by Claudio Noce.
With regard to De Laurentiis, it appears that the Neapolitan tycoon has declared his intention to set up a film studio in Trentino.

CAMPANIA/The Manetti Bros in Naples
Filming began on November 12th in Naples on the new Manetti Bros movie, the surreal comedy “Song ‘e napule”. In January, Naples will also provide the setting for “Take Five” by Guido Lombardi, and “I Milionari” by Alessandro Piva.
“Nottetempo”, the debut work by Francesco Prisco (filmed in October), produced by Nuvola Film, Elsinore Film and Run Comunicazione, also used many locations in the Campania region: the Generale Albricci Stadium, the Hospital of San Gennaro, the Policlinico, the Lungomare Caracciolo, indoor and outdoor sets in the quarters of Vomero and Chiaia, the SS 7 quater Domitiana, the Tangenziale Napoli Ring Road, the SS 372 Telesina and the Centro Commerciale Campania shopping mall. The story, also set in Bolzano, begins with an overturned bus, an accident that brings together three people’s lives.

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