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.
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.