Taormina Film Festival screens Julien Paolini film

'Amare Amaro' shot on Sicily by Italian-French director

01 July, 14:35

    (ANSAmed) - PALERMO, JULY 1 - The film 'Amare Amaro' by French-Italian director Julien Paolini, which received the Grand Prix for best police film at the Cognac Film Festival, will have its international debut screening on Monday at the 65th Taormina Film Festival immediately after a press conference by Nicole Kidman, who will receive a lifetime achievement award.

    The film was shot on the island of Sicily and its executive producer, Vincenzo Cusumano, is from Sicily.

    The film stars Syrus Shahidi, Celeste Casciaro and Virginia Perroni, and is competing in the Feature Film category for five prizes, including the Cariddi d'Oro top prize for best film.

    It was shot in the province of Palermo in the town of Belmonte Mezzagno, Terrasini, Balestrate, Carini, and Cinisi with the support of the Sicilian Film Commission.

    Paolini said the choice of Sicily was a deliberate one.

    "The stories of 'omerta' in Palermo merge with urban legends," Paolini said.

    "Since it's the capital of integration and a true European laboratory of integration, with its values, it has managed to make concrete that which even today in Paris still seems out of reach, commonly referred to as 'living together'," he said.

    "As an Italian immigrant in France who grew up in two countries, all my films tell the modern story of multiple identities," he said.(ANSAmed).

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