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May 14, 2015

Tuscany at Cannes Film Festival

Until May 24, the French Film Festival has Tuscany protagonist

It 'started on the Croisette the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the May 13 to 24 next. Italian cinema will be featured with a hat-trick of titles in competition of directors much loved in France and worldwide: there are in fact in competition My mother, Nanni Moretti (Golden Palm at Cannes for The Room of the child), Youth, Paul Sorrentino (awarded two Grand Prix for Il Divo and This must be the Place) and The Tale of Tales, by Matteo Garrone (also winner of two Grand Prix of the Jury at Cannes for the film Gomorrah and Reality). Securities which comes in addition to another Italian presence, that of Roberto Minervini, Louisiana (The Other Side), in competition in the Un Certain Regard.

Matteo Garrone's film, The Tale of Tales (Tale of Tales), based on some stories of Pentamerone, writer Neapolitan Baroque Giambattista Basile, was shot partly in Tuscany, Castle Sammezano, to Reggello, and the Archaeological Park of the town of Tufo, in particular to the Etruscan vie cave of Sorano. Tuscan shooting lasted around 20 days, in collaboration with Toscana Film Commission.
And to represent Tuscany on the red carpet of Cannes will not be only a few "magic" location, as they were defined by the location manager Gennaro Aquino, connoisseur and admirer of our region, but also the presence of some actors, such as Alba Rohrwacher, Massimo Ceccherini and the tiny Prato Toccafondi Gherardo, who only 15 days old has starred as the son of Salma Hayek - star in the film alongside Vincent Cassel - and screenwriter Ugo Chiti, who wrote the film with Edward Albinati and Massimo Gaudioso.

The French Film Festival will also be an international showcase for young Tuscan authors, who will present at the Short Film Corner their short films. Among the titles, load, Adriano Giotti (supported by the Fund Incoming Tuscany Film Commission); A new born, Simone A. Tognarelli; Culorzones, Francesco Giusiani; Man overboard, Antonella Santarelli; Fire and sparks, of Jacopo Mancini; The charm of Being Julia and Samuel Alfani; The wait, John Mezzedimi (supported by the Fund Incoming Tuscany Film Commission); Boulevard des Italiens, Matteo Querci; Suspensum, medium-length film of Philip Morelli.

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