Italy’s Taormina Fest Pacts With Argentina’s Pantalla Pinamar

Italy's Taormina Fest Pacts With Argentina's

ROME – Italy’s Taormina Film Festival is forging closer ties with Argentina’s Pantalla Pinamar fest, in an effort to strengthen the existing axis between the Italian and Argentinian film industries.

Taormina’s general manager Tiziana Rocca (pictured) and artistic director Mario Sesti have formalized a “twin” status between the two events. They will be bringing the director’s cut of Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso” and two other Italo pics to the Buenos Aires-based fest which kicks off on March 8.

The two countries first signed a film co-production deal in 2007, ratified by their parliaments in 2011, allowing funding for the development of Argentine pics with Italian co-producers attached.

The most recent announced prospective co-prod between the two countries is upcoming Pope Francis biopic “Historia de un cura” (A Priest’s Tale) helmed by Alejandro Agresti, being mounted by Argentina’s Pampa Films.

The 60th edition of the Taormina fest will take place in the ancient Sicilian seaside town June 14-21.

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