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Rome – The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the poster for its 72nd edition which pays tribute to actress Nastassja Kinski and, in the background, France’s Jean-Pierre Leaud in the final frame of Francois Truffaut’s “The Four Hundred Blows.”
In the background is a tiny portrait of Leaud, who was the star of last year’s Venice poster. Recent Venice posters are all by Italian graphic designer and director Simone Massi, also author of the fest’s signature opening visuals, shown before each screening.
The Venice fest will run September 2-12 2015. The lineup will be announced July 29.
- Nick Vivarelli
Exclusive: Stefano Savona’s Samouni Road mixes live action and animation.
Doc&Film International will handle international sales for Samouni Road, a Gaza-set hybrid docu-drama with animation, to be directed by Stefano Savona.
The new project, which is the only one selected from Italy at this year’s Berlinale Co-Production Market, will see Savona’s French-based production outfit Picofilms being reunited with Rome-based Dugong after they worked together on the director’s award-winning documentary Tahrir Liberation Square in 2011.
Samouni Road is the true story of the Samouni family who survived almost 60 years of war and military occupation on their family land in Gaza until 29 members were killed during the Israeli military ground offensive in 2009.
According to Savona, the animated world being created by lead animator Simone Massi and his team will make up around half of the film
Jour2Fete is already in place as the French theatrical distributor for the project which is in Berlin at the »
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2 items from 2015
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