Magazine article Screen International

Italy Selects Marco Bellocchio’s Mafia Drama ‘the Traitor’ as Oscar 2020 Entry

Magazine article Screen International

Italy Selects Marco Bellocchio’s Mafia Drama ‘the Traitor’ as Oscar 2020 Entry

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The film launched in Competition at Cannes in May 2019.

Italy has selected Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes Competition titleThe Traitoras its entry to the best international feature award at the 2020 Academy Awards.

The film was chosen from a shortlist of five titles by the Italian Association of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries (ANICA).

Among the other contenders was Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden, which launched in Venice and topped Screen’s Toronto Platform jury grid.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired The Traitor for its US release following the film’s Cannes premiere and also has rights for North America, Latin America, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ad Vitam will release in France in November, with Road Pictures distributing in China. …

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