Italy’s Coccinelle sells LGBTQ drama “The Neighbor” to the US
US specialty distributors Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures have acquired Italian director Pasquale Marrazzo’s LGBTQ drama “The Neighbor” for its North American release from Coccinelle Film Sales in Rome.
The Neighbor (Hotel Milano, Italy) is about two young lovers who are bullied by a gang of skinhead neo-Nazis who make their lives impossible as hate and bigotry infiltrate their relationship. Interested families.
It is the fifth film written and directed by Marrazzo whose “South of the Sun” was premiered by Toronto’s Exploration Division in 2001. Marrazzo’s “I Dream of the World on Friday” was in the Locarno Film Competition in 2009.
Marrazzo is a self-produced film “The Neighbor” that has not yet been distributed in Italy. The first two Pic star casts are Michele Costabel and Jacopo Costantini and they are proudly recorded by award-winning Italian composer Tiho Terdo (“La casa di Gucci” and “Il Divo”).
At Cannes Coccinelle, led by Francesca Breccia, many other sales were also closed.
– – Moviemento, a new French distribution company headed by Jerome Valette Carrier obtained the French rights to the play “Women Empowerment” by Italian director Ciro di Caro Giulia, which premiered last year in the Giornate degli Autori section of the Venice Film Festival, is independently managed and will be distributed by Film Boro in Spain.
Bulgarian drama The Cat in the Wall by Mina Mileva and Visila Kazakova, about a single Bulgarian mother arguing with her working-class British neighbors over the legitimate ownership of an independent-minded pet, acquired for Italian distribution through Draca Distribution. Pic was launched in 2020 by SXSW Festival.
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