Cannes: Italian Pic Lines Up Big International Cast For His ‘Confessions’

Italian director Roberto Ando has lined up an impressive Italian and international cast for his “Le Confessioni” (The Confessions), a meditation on power as perceived by the mind of a monk.

Thesps attached to the pic now include Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielsen, Pierfrancesco Favino, Lambert Wilson (pictured), and Moritz Bleibtreu.

Producer Angelo Barbagallo will be pitching the pic to international sales agents on the Croisette.

Ando in 2013 scored a local hit with political dramedy “Viva La Liberta,” toplining Servillo.

Shooting on “Confessions” is set to start in Germany on May 26, and will then segue to Italy.

Pic is an Italian-French co-production being co-produced by Barbagallo’s Bibi Film,
Gaul’s Barbary Film and Rai Cinema. It got a hefty 550,000 euro ($623,000) subsidy from Italy’s Mibact government funding entity.

Though “Confessions” is believed to be inspired by “The Confessions of St. Augustine,” the production is staying mum on this and plot details are being kept under wraps.

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