Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #93. Emanuele Crialese’s L’immensità
Working at a pace that hovers around one feature per five years, Emanuele Crialese took a longer than usual “sabbatical” after Terraferma premiered at Venice and Toronto back in 2011. Employing the services of alumni thesps Vincenzo Amato and Filippo Pucillo (they’ve collectively worked on his films – Once We Were Strangers (1997), Respiro (2002), and 2016’s Golden Door), this project undoubtably might be his most hyped up item with Penélope Cruz taking on the lead role. Currently experiencing another wave of appreciation after her performance in Parallel Mothers, Crialese’s fifth feature film is set in Rome and looks at more family dynamics. Production on L’immensità took place in July (see paparazzi shots in a vibrant floral number). Producers are Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, and Dimitri Rassam.
Gist: The story of love between Clara and her children, set in Rome in the ’70s.
Release Date/Prediction: This could easily be showcased in Cannes but we imagine that with the extra trimmings – Crialese will want to three-peat in a row for Venice.