direttore Paolo Di Maira

The Sense of Places

There are two films shot in Piedmont with the support of the Torino Piemonte Film Commission at Cannes: “Sweet Dreams” by Marco Bellocchio, an Italian-French co-production which will open the Quinzane des Realisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight), and “Happy times will come soon” by the director from Friuli, Alessandro Comodin, at the Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week).
Comodin’s movie is his second work after “L’estate di Giacomo-Summer of Giacomo”, winner of the “Filmmakers of the present Pardo d’oro” award at Locarno 2011. Filmed entirely in Piedmont on the French border and using mostly Piedmontese workers, the movie is a symbolic and poetic work that the Film Commission believed in immediately and supported, confirming its attention to new arthouse cinema which is open to experimentation and of international appeal. A co-production between Italy and France, the movie also benefited from the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and was developed with the support of the Bilateral Fund for the Development of Co-productions of Italian-French Theatrical Works.

The Quinzane also includes the long-awaited film by Paolo Virzì, “Like crazy”, another Italian- French co-production produced by Lotus production – a Leone Film Group company – with Rai Cinema and with Manny, which was filmed in Tuscany a year ago, in Livorno, Viareggio and Montecatini, with the support of the Toscana Film Commission.

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