Villeta con ospiti
Director Ivano De Matteo has commenced on an Italian-French co-production with sixth feature Villeta conospiti (House with Guests). Produced by Marco Poccioni and Marco Valsania, the RAI Films and Les Films d’Ici project will also be co-produced by Rodeo Drive with a cast consisting of Marco Giallini, Michela Cescon and Massimiliano Gallo with lensing by DP Maurizio Calvesi. De Matteo’s 2012 feature Balancing Act premiered out of Venice Horizons, but his 2014 feature The Dinner (one of three existing adaptations of a source novel, last made by Oren Moverman in 2017) won a Special Mention out of Venice.
Gist: Co-written by De Matteo and Valentina Ferlan, the film takes place over twenty-four hours in the life of a bourgeois family, who by day show off their virtue but by night engage in more nefarious activities.
Release Date/Prediction: Production began in November 2018, so we’d expect Ivano de Matteo to return to Venice in 2019.