“Il divo” and “Sangue pazzo” each spent 5 weeks filming in Turin, whereas “Il resto della notte” was entirely shot in the capital of the Piedmont region over a period of 9 weeks.
All three movies benefited from the support of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte and all three will be at Cannes 2008 in the various Festival sections.
“These are three very different movies”, underlines Steve Della Casa, president of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, “from well-established as well as debuting film directors, set in today’s highly contradictory climate or rooted in the recent history or future of our country.
This testifies to the extreme flexibility of the Turin-Piedmont set which is able to take on and satisfy the most diverse requirements of Italian cinema”.
In Cannes (at 5.00 p.m. on Friday 16th at the Hotel Majestic), the Film Commission will be launching the TorinoFilm- Lab, a new permanent laboratory with an international vocation, committed to supporting up-and-coming theatrical talents making their first and second movies, with training and project development activities, as well as economic contributions for the productions.
Linked to the Torino Film Festival, the TorinoFilmLab is being promoted by the main Turin-Piedmont cinema system structures “” the National Museum of Cinema and the Film Commission Torino Piemonte – in collaboration with the advanced scriptwriting course Script&Pitch Workshops, supported by the european Union’s MeDIA Program. TorinoFilmLab will be supported by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, the Regional Government of Piedmont and the City of Turin. It will start work in 2008 and has a total annual budget of 1,000,000 euros.