Italian box office hit ‘There’s Still Tomorrow’ sells worldwide – The Hollywood Reporter

There is still another tomorrow (C’è Ancora Domani), the surprise box office hit that took Italian cinemas by storm, has also become a global seller, with international distributors snapping up actress-director Paola Cortellesi’s period drama.

The black and white film takes place in Rome in 1946, a few days before the referendum on whether women should be allowed to vote. Cortellesi plays Delia, a woman who suffers from domestic violence and longs for emancipation: both for herself and for her daughter. Valerio Mastandrea, Emanuela Fanelli, Vinicio Marchioni, Giorgio Colangeli and Romana Maggiora Vergano play the main roles.

Vision Distribution, which handles international sales for There is still another tomorrow told THR Roma They have deals for the film in 18 countries across three continents, including with Limelight for Australia and New Zealand, Providence Films – Pandora for Brazil, Swallow Wings Films in Taiwan and Lev Cinema in Israel. The film is almost sold out in Europe, with Universal Pictures shooting it in France, BTeam Pictures in Spain and Art Film in the Netherlands. Buyers in Denmark (Future Film), Sweden (Folkets Bio), Belgium (Arti Film), Greece (Weird Wave), Hungary (Mozinet), Switzerland (Morandini Film Distribution) and Finland and Norway (Future Film) all jumped on the History feature, whose combination of comedy and romance against the gritty post-war setting Cortellesi has called “pink neorealism”.

“We knew we had a strong story with an original cinematic style and vision,” says Catia Rossi, head of international sales at Vision Distribution. “[It’s] a universal story that resonates even with non-Italians.”

The Israeli buyer Lev Cinema has increased There is still another tomorrow After the screening at the Haifa festival, Rossi says, “his 90-year-old mother, who was sitting in the audience at the end of the screening with people still applauding, called her son and told him he had to buy it to everyone.” Price.”

There’s still another tomorrow, The film, which opened this year’s Rome Film Festival, is already the most successful Italian film of the year, grossing 18.9 million euros ($20.6 million). Ascending trend. Vision was produced with Fremantle-owned Italian company Wildside in collaboration with Netflix and Sky Italia. Vision is arousing interest in the title from several US distributors.

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