The 7th Italian-Serbian Film Festival opened yesterday

With the world premiere of the Italian-American film ‘Lamborghini – The Man behind the Legend’, the 7th Italian-Serbian Film Festival was officially opened last night in the Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka).

This biographical drama written and directed by Bobby Moresco (Oscar winner for the film ‘Crash’), is based on the life story of the famous entrepreneur, Ferruccio Lamborghini, from the establishment of his tractor factory to the design and production of the legendary luxury sports car Lamborghini. The main character is played by Frank Grillo (Ferruccio in old age) and Romano Reggiani (young Ferruccio), and the cast also includes Mira Sorvino, Eliana Jones, Giorgio Cantarini and Gabriel Byrne.

In addition to Reggiani, this gripping drama was also presented last night by the film’s producers, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, who announced that ‘Lamborghini’ will be shown in cinemas across Serbia starting from 8 December.

“Having this role was a great task and responsibility for me and I am honoured to have played the young Lamborghini. I am very happy to present the film now in Belgrade. I am here for the first time and I am also happy that our film has opened the festival,” said Romano Reggiani.

Andrea Iervolino, director and co-founder of ILBE and the creative animation studio Iervolino Studios (IES), also expressed his satisfaction. “We are very happy and proud that this film opens this year’s edition of the Italian-Serbian Film Festival, just a few days after its world premiere in Rome. This is extremely important to me because it is an ideal example of cooperation between the Italian and Serbian creative industries, which this festival has been promoting since day one. Namely, part of the visual effects (VFX) for the film was made at Iervolino Studios in Belgrade, under the supervision of Peter Nally, director of visual effects animation at ILBE,’ said Iervolino.

Italian and Serbian films will be screened at the Kinoteka until 28 October, including “Ostaggi” directed by Eleonora Ivone, “I nostri fantasmi” directed by Alessandro Capitani, and the successful series “La mia amica geniale” directed by Saverio Costanzo and Daniela Luchetti. Also on the programme are “I fratelli de Filippo” by Sergio Rubini, “Il ladro di giorni” by Guido Lombardi, and “Ghiaccio”, directed by Alessio De Leonardis and Fabrizio Moro.

The Italian Ambassador to Belgrade, Luca Gori, said,on the occasion, that it was important to have more joint projects and thanked Gabriela Carlucci, Kinoteka and everybody who had contributed to organizing the festival.

“Our bilateral agreement on cooperation in filmmaking, which should be finalised soon, will contribute to boosting both economic and cultural ties between the two countries,” said the Italian Ambassador to Serbia.

(Danas, 26.10.2022)

Photo credits: promo/Warp studio, IES archive

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