Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Rai Com to Sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Rai Com to Sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

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Italian sales outfit Rai Com has added two titles from the Cannes line-up to its slate.

The first title Pericle Il Nero, playing in Un Certain Regard, is a mafia thriller from director Stefano Mordini (Steel).

The Italian-Belgian-French co-production stars Riccardo Scamarcio (Burnt) who also produces the project alongside Valeria Golino, Viola Prestieri. It is co-produced by Alain Attal and the Dardenne brothers.

Production companies were Buena Onda, Les Films du Fleuve, Les Production du Trésor with RAI Cinema

Based on Giuseppe Ferrandino's 1995 novel the story follows a failed porn actor who works as an enforcer for a mafia kingpin. One day, he finds himself confronted with an all-out turf war after an errand goes drastically wrong, leading him to flee across Europe.

The second title is Fiore, which screens in Directors' Fortnight. Claudio Giovannesi directs the story of a teenager (played by newcomer Daphne Scoccia) who, after being abandoned on the streets by her family, is sentenced to juvenile prison for theft. …

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