Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Picks Up Soldini, Tullio Giordana Titles

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Picks Up Soldini, Tullio Giordana Titles

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Paris-based sales agent Celluloid Dreams, at the European Film Market (EFM) this week with one of its biggest slates in recent years, has boarded sales on two high-profile Italian titles, Silvio Soldini's [pictured] Emma and Marco Tullio Giordana's Nome Di Donna.

Soldini's Emma stars Adriano Giannini as a womanising creative director at a trendy ad agency who falls under the spell of a beautiful, married and blind osteopath. It is now in post-production. Videa has acquired Italian rights.

Tullio Giordana's Nome Di Donne stars Cristiana Capotondi as a single mother who works at an old people's home, where she discovers that the manager is sexually abusing the staffand she sets out to bring him to justice.

Celluloid Dreams president and head of acquisitions Hengameh Panahi acquired the films through her long-time contact, Lionello Cerri at Lumière & Co, who is lead producing.

Nome Di Donne is currently financing. Panahi has also taken a producer credit on the film which has already been pre-sold to 01 Distribution for Italy and Paname for France.

The Italian acquisitions join a high-profile EFM slate for Celluloid Dreams which also includes André Téchiné's recently announced Golden Years starring Pierre Deladonchamps as a French First World War deserter who spent a decade disguised as a woman.

Panahi says her A-list festival awards hat-trick in 2015 - when her sales titles Taxi Tehran, Dheepan and From Afar scooped the top awards at Berlin, Cannes and Venice - had convinced her to re-expand her Celluloid Dreams operation. …

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