Gianni Amelio to shoot film on the Braibanti trial
Stefano Stefanutto Rosa
Between May and June, Gianni
Amelio will start shooting his new film, Il signore delle formiche [lit.
The Lord of Ants], inspired by the legal persecution and moral lynching of Aldo
Braibanti. The communist intellectual, a novelist and playwright, was convicted
for manipulating a young man in 1968, following a complaint from his
conservative Catholic family. Behind the trial, the accusation of homosexuality
who cost him two years in jail.
Back then, Umberto Eco wrote: “Aldo Braibanti’s
is a case that is not judicial, but a political and social one, because it
unveils a number of mechanisms of our thought and behavior that stand as a permanent
menace for every free man.” The film stars Luigi Lo Cascio and Elio
Germano and is produced by Kavac and Rai Cinema. Music by Nicola Piovani.
Currently in post-production, the new film by Leonardo Di Costanzo, titled The Inner Cage. Penned by Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero and Valia Santella, the film stars Silvio Orlando and Toni Servillo
The title is Casanova’s Return and will star Toni Servillo in the leading role. The new film by Gabriele Salvatores is adapted by the eponymous story by Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler, and is penned by the director with Umberto Contarello and Sara Mosetti.
The shooting of Pietro Marcello’s new film L’envol is scheduled for next August, and will take place in Normandy and Haut-de-France.
Carpenzano plays a
trap music star sucked into a spiral of self-destruction in the second film
from the Italian director