by Benedetta Cucci
Stories of sisters, brothers, Romagna beaches, family relationships, queer communities, motor valley, paranormal phenomena and even musketeers, but for women. There are 16 new projects selected and supported by the Audiovisual Fund of the Region, seven financed through the “national” contest and nine chosen among the projects of companies located in the region, for an amount of assigned contributions of 1 million and 170 thousand euros (859,220 from the national tender, 310,748 from the regional one). And of course there is Bologna, both on the directing side and on the production and location side. A Bologna that yesterday was the protagonist in Cannes with Rapito by Marco Bellocchio, whose production companies, Ibc Movie, Kavac Film and Rai Cinema, have decided to donate the proceeds from the first day of programming the film in theaters starting tomorrow, to Emilia Romagna .
Here is everything that somehow passes under the two towers. The new Prime series and produced by Tempesta, which has its operational headquarters in the city, is titled Love club, is directed by Mario Piredda, of Sardinian origin and Bolognese by adoption, and talks about a queer club in Milan: part of the El filming is bolognese. And here is Stefano Accorsi back on set: he will star in a comedy produced by Colorado Film 50 km per hour directed by Fabio De Luigi, where two brothers meet again and cross Emilia-Romagna to bring their father’s ashes with his wife following your last wishes. A production of Method Animation and Palomar by Carlo Degli Esposti and Nicola Serra from Bologna, The Three Musketeers by Stéphane Mit, a television work with narrative content, introduces us to Charlotte-D’Artagnan, Olivia-Athos, Isa-Porthos, Ines- Aramis, four young, free, exuberant and brave girls in 17th century Paris.
There is also Veloce The Motor Valley Legend by Paolo Civati a docuseries about Motor Valley, which goes through Ducati and Lamborghini, in the national and international tender. Up for bid for companies based in Emilia Romagna is El último calcetín, an animated short film by Carolina Batista, also produced by Bologna-based Studio Croma Animation. Also from Bologna is Fantonatica Srl which produces Quali Allegria, a documentary by Francesco Frisari about his uncle Massimo, who, as a child, he thought was Lucio Dalla. More documentaries starting with the one co-produced by Mammut Film, From the cold war to the green war that delves into a Latin America devastated by the murder of many environmentalists, or The path that enchants. History of the discovery of the Via degli Dei by Dario Zicchetti, Il Pilastro by Roberto Beani. Finally, the short Marcus and Mathias by Maurizio Dall’Acqua, produced by Combo and the short La terra di Nettuno, by Valerio Gnesini (Kayak Film), starring an eel who, after some misfortune, finds himself in the Bologna canals.
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