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Pupi Avati’s “The American Garden” selected at De Rome à Paris 2024

26 January 2024

The De Rome à Paris festival, now in its 16th edition, returns to the Ville Lumière to celebrate Italian cinema in an intense day of professional encounters. We are delighted to announce that today, on January 26, Minerva Pictures will take center stage by presenting the preview of The American Garden in the Works in Progress section.

This new gothic genre film, adapted from Pupi Avati‘s novel of the same name, is directed by the Maestro himself and is currently in post-production. The cast features Filippo Scotti, who has already won the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for The Hand of God (2021) by Paolo Sorrentino, alongside the award-winning British actress Rita Tushingham.

De Rome à Paris is organized by Cinecittà in collaboration with the General Directorate of Cinema and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture, CNC, and Unifrance.

This is an unmissable event that underscores Minerva Pictures’ ongoing commitment to bring high-quality Italian cinema to the international stage. We look forward to welcoming you today at the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) for this extraordinary preview!

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“BENE! Vita di Carmelo, la macchina attoriale” in Premiere at the Festival dei Popoli

15 November 2023

Iconoclastic, brilliant, provocateur. Carmelo Bene was many things: an actor, a philosopher, a playwright, a director, a writer, a poet, among the founders of the new Italian theater.

Produced by Minerva Pictures and Echivisivi, the new documentary film by Samuele Rossi, BENE! Vita di Carmelo, la macchina attoriale, tells the most significant milestones in the life and career of Carmelo Bene, played by the extraordinary Filippo Timi. A journey into the life and artistic legacy of one of the greatest cultural figures of the 20th century in the Italian and European theater scene.

BENE! Vita di Carmelo, la macchina attoriale had its premiere on November 11th at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence, the most important International Documentary Film Festival in Italy and the oldest in Europe.

In attendance at the screening were the director and producer Samuele Rossi, the musician and producer Giuseppe Cassaro, the journalist Pietrangelo Buttafuoco (freshly appointed to the Presidency of the Venice Biennale), and the Director of the Teatro della Toscana Foundation, Marco Giorgetti.

BENE! Vita di Carmelo, la macchina attoriale will soon be broadcast on Sky Arte!