Fresh from the Cannes Film Festival
where he presented the collective documentary Futura alongside Alice Rohrwacher and
Francesco Munzi last month, Pietro Marcello is back on set for
his new feature film L’Envol, which just began shooting in France.
The film is produced by Charles Gillibert (CG Cinéma, France), Avventurosa (Pietro Marcello’s own company) and RAI Cinema, in collaboration with Ilya Stewart (Hype Film,
Russia) and Antonio Miyakawa (Wise Pictures, Italy).
The director behind The
Mouth of the Wolf (which
triumphed at the 27th Turin Film Festival) and Martin
earned Luca Marinelli the Volpi Cup at the 2019 Venice Film Festival) also
signs his name to the screenplay of his latest work of fiction - based upon
Aleksandr Grin’s novel "Scarlet Sails" - alongside Maurizio
Braucci and Maude Ameline, and the participation of Geneviève
Set between the two wars, at a time
of great invention, the film tells the story of a woman’s emancipation over a
twenty-year period, between 1919 and 1939. It’s a popular, musical and
historical tale, bordering on magical realism and revolving around the
vicissitudes of Juliette, the motherless daughter of a survivor of the Great
The cast includes a young actress at
the beginning of her film career Juliette Jouan, alongside Raphaël
Thierry, Louis Garrel, Noémie Lvovsky, Ernst Umhauer, François Négret and Yolande
Pietro Marcello is drawing upon the
expertise of a French-Italian team for his first film shot in France,
with Marco Graziaplena at the helm of photography, Pascaline
Chavane in charge of costumes, Christian Marti heading
up set design, and the composer awarded an Oscar for The English
Patient Gabriel Yared entrusted with music.
L’Envol is scheduled for release in 2022.