Over 20 sets will be involved, until early 2018, in a number of projects supported by the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission: in November the Austrian filmmaker and producer Ulrich Seidl, currently in movie theaters with his documentary “Safari”, will be in Rimini and Riccione filming part of “Wicked Games”, the feature film about two brothers who meet again after a long separation.
Filming soon in the Imola area is “Mon clochard”, the short by Gian Marco Pezzoli, produced by Articolture, starring Roberto Citran as a homeless man who ends up disturbing the daily life of an orderly condominium.
Imago Orbis is currently filming “La guaritrice” in Ferrara and Bologna with the director of Moroccan origin who has adopted Bologna as his home, Mohamed Zinnedaine. The story is mainly set in Morocco and the protagonist is a teenager who is trying to get out of the humble conditions in which he lives, but is thwarted by the superstitions of his mother, the village “healer”. A meeting with a peddler will change their lives.
The province of Ferrara will also provide the set for “Giovani e bellissimi”, the debut work by Letizia Lamartire.
This summer Luciano Ligabue returned to film in Emilia-Romagna and, with his “Made in Italy”, reopened the collaboration with Domenico Procacci (Fandango), Stefano Accorsi (protagonist of the story with Kasia Smutniak), which successfully began back in 1998 with “Radiofreccia”.
The film, shot in the Correggio and Novellara municipalities of Reggio Emilia, is due to be released in early 2018.
“L’abbandono” by Ugo Frosi, a story set in the XVIII century, in which the protagonist is a bishop investigating a nun accused of heresy, was also filmed in Bologna last summer. It is produced by Movie factory.
Bologna, along with Ozzano dell’Emilia, San Lazzaro di Savena, Medicina and San Pietro in Casale are the locations of “Gli Asteroidi”, the film by Germano Maccioni produced by Articolture that represented Italy in competition at the last Locarno Festival and which will be released in cinemas on 25 October.
Then there is the highly awaited TV return, expected between October and November, of “L’Ispettore Coliandro” by the Manetti Bros. The sets for the famous Rai series are located in Bologna, Anzola dell’Emilia, Casalecchio di Reno, Castelmaggiore and Zola Predosa.