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Maria Sole Tognazzi’s upcoming film will not only tell about women, but will also tackle the story of two brothers and will be partly set in Scandinavia. The news was confirmed during the conference on women cinema held in Lampedusa and promoted by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà magazine 8½.

In her own words: “Once back from Lampedusa, I will start writing with Francesca Marciano and Ivan Cotroneo again.” Although she’s not planning an autobiographical film, the conference gave her the chance to talk about her family and her documentary Portraits of My Father, dedicated to Ugo Tognazzi and that extraordinary season of Italian cinema.

Tognazzi further explains: “It’s a different film for me. For the first time I explore family issues, something that I’ve never done before in my films. I talked about friendship, love, lonely women and partnered women, but it was never about family relations. It’s a film with several characters and I define it a bit Scandinavian as it’ll be partly set in Norway. I have a Norwegian brother and this is an idea I got last year when I went to his wedding. I hope to shoot next year, and the film will be produced by Indigo.”

As part of the same conference, Donatella Finocchiaro discussed her role as an actress in Francesco Bruni’s latest Tutto quello che vuoi, and as a director for her own documentary on the city of Catania. On stage, French-Algerian director Nadia Kibout, too. Kibout will also be a jury member for Migrarti, an initiative promoted by the Culture Ministry, which included a screening of Haider Rashid’s No borders, presented for the first time in Lampedusa, a symbolic place for immigration.

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