Magazine article Screen International

Late October Lunch

Magazine article Screen International

Late October Lunch

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Screen was delighted to be invited to a wonderful LFF reception with Italian producers and directors this afternoon at London's Century Club.

Screen met some of the new wave of Italian talent behind the array of Italian films screening to such fantastic reviews at the LFF this afternoon.

While chatting to Corpo Celeste writer-director Alice Rohrwacher and producer Carlo Cresto-Dina, the duo told me how their Italian-Swiss-French co-production, which has gone down a storm here after its successful Cannes Director's Fortnight berth, was four years in the making but benefitted from an array of European funding, expertly pieced together by producer Cresto-Dina.

The two will be teaming up on Rohrwacher's next film, which she said will be set in a desolate region above Rome and will be another comment on contemporary Italian society.

Cresto-Dina is also producing Naples-set drama The Break, to be directed by newcomer Leonardo Di Constanzo.

The Italian contingent were delighted with the festival: "The festival is really impressive", agreed Cresto-Dina and Paolo Sorrentino's regular producer Francesca Cima of Indigo Film, at the festival with This Must Be The Place and Andrea Molaioli's The Jewel. …

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