The first edition of the Italian Showcase, an initiative realized thanks to the collaboration between Festival dei Popoli and Torino Film Festival with the support of Toscana Film Commission and Film Commission Torino Piemonte, will be held on Tuesday 23rd June at 2:30 pm in the prestigious setting of Cannes Docs, the space that the Marchè du Film dedicates to the cinema of reality.

4 documentaries will be presented, 2 for Tuscany and 2 for Piedmont, currently in post-production.

For Tuscany:

BOSCO by Alicia Cano, produced by Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, Uruguay), Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin (Mybosswas, Italy);

CAVEMAN by Tommaso Landucci, produced by Marco Visalberghi (Doclab, Italy), Ivan Madeo (Contrast Film, Switzerland), Dario Zonta (creative producer).

For Piedmont:

LA VITA IN MEZZO by Andrea Parena, produced by Andrea Parena, Francesca Frigo (BabyDoc Film, Italy), Francesca Duca (Images du Sud, Morocco), TV 2M Soread (Morocco);

LASSÚ by Bartolomeo Pampaloni, produced by Enrica Capra (GraffitiDoc, Italy), Francesca Feder (Aeternam, France).

An initiative that presents itself as a starting point for an increasingly careful and structured international promotion of documentary cinema. «We believe it is important to underline how this initiative is the result of the collaboration between two historical Italian festivals that have always been committed to the promotion of auteur documentary cinema and their respective Film Commissions. After a careful selection process, which has received a significant number of Tuscan applications, our choice fell on two documentary projects that are innovative in terms of look and cinematographic language. Two stories, one choral and the other individual, two different ways to resist in time and space and to safeguard memory. Stories told by two young authors, Alicia Cano and Tommaso Landucci, who we plan to bring to the Festival dei Popoli with their beautiful works», report the Festival’s managing director Claudia Maci and the Head of the Media Library and Cinema Area of the Fondazione Sistema Toscana Stefania Ippoliti.

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