Magazine article Screen International

'Indivisible' Star, Rai Team on Italian Drama 'Lucania'

Magazine article Screen International

'Indivisible' Star, Rai Team on Italian Drama 'Lucania'

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EXCLUSIVE: Darker Than Midnight producer to shoot feature in October.

Rising Italian actress Angela Fontana, co-star of Venice 2016 hit Indivisible (Indivisibili), is to play the lead role in Italian featureLucania, a magical realist drama about a young mute girl caught in the middle of a clash between her farmer father and those who want to poison his fields.

Fontana will star alongside Maia Morgenstern (The Passion Of The Christ), Pippo Delbono (I Am Love), Christo Jivkov (The Passion Of The Christ) and actor-producer Joe Capalbo (At A Glance), who will play the role of the father.

Babylon Sisters filmmaker Gigi Roccati will direct the [Euro]1m-budgeted feature, which is due to shoot in southern Italy from October.

The Italian and Romanian-language project is produced by Federico Saraceni and Pilar Saavedra’s Moliwood Films together with Capalbo’s Fabrique Entertainment (Nightlife) in collaboration with Rai Cinema, which has taken TV rights. …

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