Here’s a look at a few Italian filmmakers that have been getting the Cannes buzz.
Brutti e Cattivi (Ugly Nasty People)
Directed by Cosimo Gomez, it it has a great cast: Marco D’Amore, from the hit TV show Gomorra, Berlinale Shooting Star, Sara Serraiocco, and Jeeg Robot’s Claudio Santamaria.
“A group of wild, physically disabled gangsters has a plan to rob a bank, but things go terribly wrong when each of them reveals they all had their own personal agenda.”
After the War
Director Annarita Zambrano’s film stars Giuseppe Battiston (Bread and Tulips), Charlotte Cétaire, Barbora Bobulova (I Nostri Ragazzi) and Fabrizio Ferracane (Anime Nere) and is about:
“The murder of a judge that reopen old political wounds between Italy and France and stir up memories of the Years of Lead.”
Maybe we’ll see Matteo Garrone at Cannes with his version of Pinocchio, starring Toni Servillo. Garrone directed the adaptation from his own screenplay.
Una Questione Privata (A Private Question)
Maybe the most interesting, to me, anyway, from the Brothers Taviani, Una Questione Privata, based on the novel by Fenoglio and starring Luca Marinelli (Non Essere Cattivo), Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), and Anna Ferruzzo (Anime Nere).