‘Zen of Bennett’ on Tuscan Sun fest lineup

Florence fest is part of Tribeca Firenze initiative

The new Tribeca Firenze initiative announced the pics screening next month as part of the Tuscan Sun Festival in Florence, Italy including the European premiere of “The Zen of Bennett,” with Tony Bennett and his son Danny Bennett who created and conceived the film.

John Malkovich will present several of his films and perform in an event at the Teatro della Pergola. The Tuscan Sun Fest runs from June 11-18. Tribeca Firenze, a collaboration between IMG Artists and Tribeca Enterprises, will feature multiple screenings each day from the 13th to the 17th in Florence’s Odeon Cinema in the Palazzo Strozzino. Films will be introduced by filmmakers and Tribeca reps and will include Q&A sessions immediately following. 

“We are proud to present a thoughtfully curated selection of films showcasing everything from art to genre, spectacle to music, and melodrama to documentary,” said Tribeca’s chief creative officer Geoffrey Gilmore. “We hope audiences will enjoy the addition of a film programme to the Tuscan Sun Festival, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to present these new works by some of the most compelling filmmakers at work today.”

The program includes “Any Day Now,” directed by Travis Fine, written by Fine and George Arthur Bloom; “Beyond the Hills,” directed and written by Cristian Mungiu; “Dangerous Liaisons,” directed by Stephen Frears, written by Christopher Hampton; “First Winter,” directed and written by Benjamin Dickinson; “Ripley’s Game,” directed by Liliana Cavali, written by Peter Berry, Frank Deasy and Charles McKeown; “Rust and Bone,” directed and written by Jacques Audiard; and docus “Wagner’s Dream,” directed by Susan Froemke; and “The World Before Her,” directed by Nisha Pahuja.