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Venice: Italy’s True Colours Takes on Substantial Venice-Toronto Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Recent deals include two U.S. sales

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Courtesy of Venice Film Festival

Italy’s new sales company True Colours has aquired global distribution of five Italian titles premiering in Venice, which it will be selling in Venice and Toronto.

True Colours has nabbed teen pregnancy drama “Piuma,” by Italo-Brit writer and director Roan Johnson, in Venice competition; romantic psychodrama “Tommaso,” by actor-director Kim Rossi Stewart, unspooling in an out-of-competition spot; “Indivisible,” directed by Edoardo De Angelis, about teenage conjoined-twin sisters with beautiful voices who come from the suburbs of Naples and support their family as a performing act, screening in Venice Days, Toronto, and London Film Festival.

True Colours has also picked up buzzed-about Sicilian exorcists documentary “Liberami” by Federica Di Giacomo and drama “I Was a Dreamer” by first-time helmer Michele Vannucci, about an ex-con, both in the Venice Horizons section.

Its substantial slate indicates — less than a year after debuting at the Rome Film Festival’s MIA market — that the company headed by Catia Rossi and jointly formed by Italy’s Lucky Red and Indigo shingles is getting good traction.

Commenting on her first year, Rossi said she was pleased that she’s “worked with everybody” in Italy. “My goal was always not to be the sales company for Lucky Red and Indigo, but to be a sales company for Italian movies in general.”

This is reflected in some of the more high-profile deals she inked recently that include multi-territory sales of Medusa-distributed smash hit “Perfect Strangers,” Rai Cinema’s political thriller “The Confessions,” and horror film “Monolith,” produced by Sky Italia and Lock & Valentine. “Monolith” will have a worldwide TV premiere on Lifetime in the U.S. “The Confessions” will instead be going out in the U.S. via niche distributor Uncork’d Entertainment, “which has committed to a theatrical release,” Rossi said.