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Berlinale: Rai Com Takes World Sales on Fresh Batch of Italian Films (Exclusive)

1 February 2017 3:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italian pubcaster Rai’s sales unit, Rai Com, has boarded a trio of promising pics by young Italian directors, including “The War of the Yokels,” a contemporary Romeo and Juliet tale set in southern Italy that just premiered in the Rotterdam fest’s Bright Future section.

Rai Com will also be kicking off sales at Efm with market premieres of World War II romancer “In War For Love” by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, aka Pif, whose “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer” made an international splash, and “There Is a Light” by Fabio Mollo, whose “South is Nothing” played in Toronto and Berlin.

1970s-set “Yokels” (pictured) is a tragicomic class-struggle satire pitting two groups of boys against each other, country bumpkins against rich kids. One of the rich boys has feelings for a pretty girl in the other camp, who becomes the pic’s Juliet. This first feature by directorial duo Davide Barletti and Lorenzo Conte, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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