Magazine article Screen International

True Colours Ramps Up Italian Slate, Including Un Certain Regard Title 'Euforia' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

True Colours Ramps Up Italian Slate, Including Un Certain Regard Title 'Euforia' (Exclusive)

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New roll of comedies includes Valerio Attansio’s directorial debut ‘The Handyman’.

‘Euphoria’

A little over two years after launching, True Colours has grown into one of the most important Italian sales companies.

This year, the company headed by former Rai Com exec Catia Rossi brings a strong line-up to the Cannes market, headlined by Valeria Golino’s second directorial outing Euforia, which is playing in Un Certain Regard. The film stars Riccardo Scamarcio and Valerio Mastandrea as two brothers at odds who are forced to live together in Rome for a few months.

True Colours is also kickstarting sales on a pair of new comedies. The Handyman is the directing debut of screenwriter Valerio Attanasio (I Can Quit Whenever I Want) and stars Sergio Castellitto (Don’t Move) in the role of a powerful lawyer exploiting his intern in every possible way.

Blessed Madness stars Italian comedy actor Carlo Verdone and Ilenia Pastorelli in a story of the depressed owner of a religious paraphernalia shop whose life is shaken up by the arrival of a brazen new female employee. The film did 1.3 million admissions at the Italian box office in January.

Also new to True Colours’ slate is Francesco Falaschi’s drama As Needed, produced by Notorious Pictures, in which a 40-year old chef with a troubled past (Vinicio Marchioni) is assigned to do community service as a cooking teacher for a group of people with autism, one of whom is hiding a great talent. …

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