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Rai Trade sells Darker Than Midnight

27 May 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drag queen drama, screened in Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, sold to Germany, Australia and Poland.

Darker Than Midnight (Piu Buio Di Mezzanotte), the debut of Sicilian director Sebastiano Riso, has been sold by Rai Trade to Germany (Salzgeber), Australia (Palace) and Poland.

The rights for France, the UK, Us and Latin America will be finalized shortly, according to Rai Trade.

The film, which received its world premiere in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is inspired by the real-life tale of one of Italy’s best-known drag queens, Fuxia (aka Davide Capone).

The feature marks Capone’s big screen debut and the ensemble cast includes Boardwalk Empire actor Vincenzo Amato, Lucia Sardo, Pippo Del Bono and Micaela Ramazzotti.

Deals were also closed for a number of Rai Trade’s catalogue titles. Roberto Andò’s political satire Viva la Liberta with Toni Servillo was sold to Japan (Respect) and Latin America ([link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Rai Trade takes Darker Than Midnight

22 April 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sebastiano Riso’s debut will premiere during Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rai Trade is to sell Darker Than Midnight (Piu Buio Di Mezzanotte), Sicilian director Sebastiano Riso’s debut that will have its world premiere at the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

Set in Catania, the film is inspired by the real-life tale of one of Italy’s best-known drag queens, Fuxia (aka Davide Capone).

The feature marks Capone’s big screen debut and the ensemble cast includes Boardwalk Empire actor Vincenzo Amato, Lucia Sardo, Pippo Del Bono and Micaela Ramazzotti.

Mattia Oddone, head of sales at Rai Trade, said there were “several buyers” already interested, “particularly in France”. »

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