“Volterra” is the title (as well as the set) of the film, produced by No Sugar Film, from the Polish director Jacek Borcuh which tells the story of the Nobel prize winning Polish poetess Maria Linde (Krystyna Janda) who is celebrating her 65th birthday in the small Tuscan town together with her friends and family.
The international cast includes Kasia Smutniak, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor, Vincent Riotta and Robin Renucci.
Filming, which also took place in Cecina and on the island of Elba, has only just come to an end.
The second season of the Mexican television series “La Reina del Sur”, produced by Telemundo, which will be aired on Netflix, also recently finished filming in Massa Marittima and Val d’Orcia. In Tuscany the leading actress, Kate De Castillo, will also be joined by Raul Bova.
An abundance of film sets is forecast for the Toscana Film Commission this summer.
Starting with the return to the region, in June, of two well-loved Tuscan directors: Leonardo Pieraccioni who will be filming his new movie in various municipalities of the Mugello area and in Prato; and Cinzia TH Torrini, with a series for Raiuno set in Florence and Prato about the world of Florentine artistic crafts.
In July the set of the sixth season of “I Delitti del Barlume” will return to the island of Elba (Marciana Marina), directed once again by Roan Johnson, whereas Val D’Orcia will host some of the filming on the new movie by Paul Verhoeven, “Blessed Virgin”, inspired by the true story of the Lesbian mystic Benedetta Carlini, who lived in the seventeenth century in a monastery in Pescia, near Pistoia. The cast includes the French actress Virginie Efira and Lambert Wilson.
In September the Florentine director Federico Bondi will complete the filming (which already partly began at the end of March in Borgo San Lorenzo and Vaglia) on the movie “Dafne”, produced by Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa’s Vivo Film, and supported by the Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema program.
The movie portrays the relationship between a father, Luigi, seventy years old, a craftsman nearing retirement, and his beloved daughter Dafne, thirty years old, who has Down’s syndrome, at the moment of her mother’s death.