True Colors, a prime Italian gross sales agent, has acquired world gross sales rights to “Puntasacra,” one in every of 14 feature-length documentaries chosen for important worldwide competitors at Switzerland’s prestigious – and now on-line – Visions du Réel Pageant in Nyon.
The deal, one of the necessary to go down on a title at Imaginative and prescient du Réel reteams True Colors with “Puntasacra” director Francesca Mazzoleni after the gross sales brokers dealt with gross sales on her 2017 fiction function debut, “That’s Life” (Succede).
Produced by Alessandro Greco at Morel Movie, “Puntasacra” portrays the inhabitants of the final triangle of liveable land on the mouth of the Tiber, Punta Sacra, and the neighborhood of its Idroscalo di Ostia by protagonist Franca’s all-female household, which drives the tales within the movie of a neighborhood which noticed half of its homes destroyed in a hearth in 2010. Now just a few hundred households stay, a communist on the verge if extinction, which, as their youngsters run free enjoying round wrecked automobiles and on the seawall, proclaims its want and proper to not go away.
Shot over six weeks between late 2018 and Could 2019, “Puntasacra” marks Mazzoleni’s return to Ostia the place seven years in the past, she shot one in every of her first works, a brief when learning at Rome’s Experimental Cinematography Centre. It triggered one thing inside me and, as is usually the case on this line of labor, I felt compelled to spend months there exploring humankind and politics,” she says in a director’s assertion.
“Puntasacra” “goals to point out the opposite facet of a posh place which, for a few years, was solely ever related to Pasolini’s dying in addition to decay and crime movies,” she provides.
“I strove to seize the Idroscalo’s true tales, the very core of Punta Sacra: Lives on the sting, just like the very place the place they play out. Freedom, precariousness, resilience and redemption are their driving themes,” Mazzoleni added, noting that “Slowly however absolutely, the neighborhood joined in on the challenge. Their response was enormous; that they had such a compelling urge to speak about themselves and to present voice to phrases which, for a few years, had at all times gone by a filter.”
“We have now been struck by the visible energy and the distinctive actuality portrayed in ‘Puntasacra,’” stated Gaetano Maiorino, True Colors managing director and head of acquisitions. “We imagine this native story of ladies, resistance and hope for the longer term will be simply translated right into a common message, due to Francesca Mazzoleni’s gifted work.”
Bowing April 25, Visions du Réel’s worldwide competitors performs by Could 2, with films enjoying to a most viewers of 500 on-line viewers.