You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Tavianis to try TV with Tolstoy tome

'Resurrection' mini to be produced by Filmtre for RAI

ROME — Veteran Italian film directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani will undertake their first TV project with a two-part miniseries adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s “Resurrection.”

Budgeted at roughly 11.5 billion lire ($5.75 million), the Italo-French-German co-production will start shooting Monday in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will continue filming for 14 weeks on locations in Prague, Bratislava and Slovakia, near the Russian border.

Tolstoy’s 1899 novel concerns a poor Russian girl seduced and abandoned by a young aristocrat whom she encounters again while standing trial years later.

Pubcaster production

Regular Taviani brothers collaborator Grazia Volpi will produce through her Filmtre banner for Italian pubcaster division RAI Fiction, with Pampa Prods., France 2 and German outfit Bavaria Film. The project comprises two episodes of 100 minutes each.

Cast includes Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Giulio Scarpati, Giulia Lazzarini, Marina Vlady and Antonella Ponziani.

“Resurrection” marks the Tavianis’ second Tolstoy adaptation after their 1990 feature “Night Sun,” based on a short story by the Russian author. The directors’ other films include “Padre Padrone” (which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Intl. Film Festival in 1977), “Night of the Shooting Stars,” “Elective Affinities” and “You’re Laughing.”

More TV

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

    Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes [...]

  • Marvelous Mrs Maisel Vice

    'Vice,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

    Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Good Morning America

    Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

    Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case. Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Empire

    Chicago Police Want to Talk to Jussie Smollett as New Evidence Emerges

    Chicago police are seeking to re-interview “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, after new evidence emerged in his alleged assault. Smollett has claimed that two men attacked him at 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, yelled racial and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck. The Chicago Police Department has consistently said [...]

  • Five Takes on Canal Plus, Federation’s

    Just Days Left to Catch Canal Plus’ ‘The Bureau’ on MyFFF

    The most lauded of titles on this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival, UniFrance’s online showcase featured by over 50 OTT services around the world, may not be a film but a drama series. With four seasons aired, and a milestone in world sales on a French TV show, slow-boiling espionage series ‘Le Bureau des légendes’ (“The Bureau”) is [...]

  • Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith

    Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith Dies at 78

    Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, the historian who spent 40 years cataloging and preserving the company’s legacy of entertainment and innovation, died Friday in Burbank, Calif. He was 78. Smith served as Disney’s chief archivist from 1970 to 2010. He was named a Disney Legend in 2007 and served as a consultant to the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content