Cannes: Sergio Castellitto’s ‘You Can’t Save Yourself Alone’ Leads Beta Cinema Cannes Slate

ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.

Based on an Italian bestseller by Margaret Mazzantini, who is Castellitto’s wife, Castellitto’s latest follows previous dramas, “Don’t Move” and “Twice Born,” both starring Penelope Cruz and also based on Mazzantini novels.

Produced by Italy’s Wildside and Indiana shingles in collaboration with RAI Cinema, “Can’t Save Yourself” has performed well at the Italian box office, where it has pulled almost $4 million via Universal since its March release during a tough time faced by Italian movies with their home audience.

Beta Cinema in Cannes will also show prospective buyers a promo reel for Emma Watson/Daniel Bruehl/Mikael Nyqvist-starrer “Colonia,” directed by Florian Gallenberger (“City of War: The Story of John Rabe”). Pic is currently in post. And they will also kick off pre-sales to the U.S., U.K. and Australia on family-entertainment film “Ghosthunters – On Icy Trails,” an English-language adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s bestselling novel directed by Germany’s Tobi Baumann.

Beta will also be selling “The Pasta Detectives,” an adaptation of a popular children’s book by Andreas Steinhofel, produced by Fox International Productions. It pulled $4.5 million at the German box office and marks the first collaboration between Beta Cinema and FIP.

The Beta Cinema Cannes lineup also includes Berlin 2015 Silver Bear winner “Aferim!” by Radu Jude and Oliver Hirschbiege’s Berlin entry “13 Minutes,” about a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler.

More Film

  • Damascus Cover review

    Film Review: 'Damascus Cover'

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Shinobu Hashimoto, Scriptwriter for Akira Kurosawa, Dies at 100

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • 'Path of Blood' Review: The Mask

    Film Review: 'Path of Blood'

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • Supernatural Romance 'Hush, Hush' Movie Taps

    Film News Roundup: Supernatural Romance Movie 'Hush, Hush' Taps Kellie Cyrus as Director

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • Richard Madden

    'Game of Thrones' Actor Richard Madden to Play Elton John's Manager in 'Rocketman' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer Mutants,

    Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer-Dwelling Mutants, Being Adapted Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

  • Daniel KaluuyaThe Metropolitan Museum of Art's

    Daniel Kaluuya to Star in Romantic Drama 'Queen and Slim' From Lena Waithe

    ROME – Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone,” toplining Italo A-listers Riccardo Scamarcio and Jasmine Trinca as a divorced couple reflecting on their rapport gone wrong over dinner, will lead German sales company Beta Cinema’s lineup at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. Based on an Italian bestseller by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content