Shooting starts on August 7 near Bagnoregio (Viterbo) for My Bitter Land by Alice Rohrwacher, her third film after Heavenly Body (Directors’ Fortnight 2011) and The Wonders (Cannes Grand Prix 2014). My Bitter Land is a story divided between summer and winter, countryside and the city, starring newcomers Adriano Tardioli and Luca Chikovani, this latter a singer, musician, and youtuber. The cast also includes Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi Lopez, Alba Rohrwacher, Tommaso Ragno, Natalino Balasso, Gala Othero Winter and Leonardo Nigro.

Produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina for Tempesta with Rai Cinema, My Bitter Land is an Italian-French-Swiss-German coproduction with Amka Films Productions (CH), Ad Vitam Production (F) e Pola Pandora Filmproduktion (D). The film has been financed by MiBACT, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Eurimages, CNC through its "Cinémas du Monde" fund, Region of Lazio and the prestigious scheme “Grand Accord” by Arte.