Guadagnino to direct for Alfama Films
Branco’s Paris-based Alfama Films is producing, has French distribution rights and will handle international sales.
Written by Guadagnino, “Body Art” stars Huppert as a grieving widow who discovers that a stranger is living in her upstairs room. Shooting is scheduled for summer.
Alfama will initiate pre-sales at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.
Alfama produced Cronenberg-directed Cannes Competition player “Cosmopolis.”
Guadagnino directed Italian box office hit “Melissa P.,” but broke through to international attention with the Italo-language, period love story “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton.
“Body Art” joins Alfama’s Berlin slate that includes John Malkovich starrer “The Giacomo Variations,” from Austria’s Michael Sturminger, and “Un homme a part,” about a man who inherits his mother’s healing powers, helmed by Gaul’s Francois Dupeyron (“The Officers’ Ward,” “Monsieur Ibrahim”).