Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #69. Michelangelo Frammartino’s Tarda primavera

Tarda primavera Michelangelo Frammartino

Late Spring

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino

Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino announced himself as an important new cinematic talent with his 2010 sophomore film Le Quattro Volte. He’s been developing his latest feature Tarda primavera (Late Spring) with producer Marta Donzelli, who had claimed the feature was supposed to film over the summer in 2015. Described as a fantasy film version of Pinocchio but told in reverse order, no confirmations of completion have yet to surface, so there’s a possibility this could be delayed until 2017 depending on Frammartino’s post-production period. The title is meant to close the animist trilogy that began with his 2003 film The Gift.

Cast: NA

Producers: Marta Donzelli

U.S. Distributor: Rights available TBD (domestic/international)

Release Date: Le Quattro Volte was unveiled in Directors’ Fortnight. If Frammartino is indeed ready for 2016, we expect a slot in UCR, if not a fighting chance at the Italian slot in the main competition.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)

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