Shortly before the official opening ceremony of the Turin Film Festival 2022, the CEO of Rai Cinema presented a preview of the 01 Distribution 2022-2023 price list. In addition to the presentation of the titles, the meeting was an opportunity for Del Brocco to reflect on some topical issues in the film industry.
Today in Turin, just before the start of the official opening ceremony of Turin Film Festival 2022the managing director of Rai Cinema Paolo Del Brocco (also director of the Turin Cinema Museum, therefore a bit of a home) presented preview of the 2022-2023 price list of 01 Distribution – Rai Cinemaa price list that he called “bright”.
Because, he explained, “cinema in theaters illuminates cities, urban spaces, but above all it illuminates our lives, enriching them from a cultural, social and intimate, personal point of view”.
In addition to the presentation of the titles, the meeting was an opportunity for Del Brocco to reflect on some topical issues in the film industry, obviously starting from the thorny situation of receipts. For the CEO of Rai Cinema “the indicators are encouragingwe notice a progressive and sensitive return of the audience to cinemas, especially for Italian films”. The strangeness, The hummingbird, The shadow of Caravaggio, Dante, The lord of the ants. Contributing to this, he continued, “there was certainly the joint provision of the Venice Film Festival and the Rome Film Fest, which contributed to giving a new sense of trust in our cinema and cinema in theaters” .
Obviously, we are not yet at pre-pandemic levels but Del Brocco has “confidence in the future: Italian quality cinema is recognized and appreciated by the public, with new results at the box office“.
Another question addressed, and often debated, was that of the high number of films that are produced, not always in the face of comforting economic results. On this Del Brocco reiterated the mission of Rai Cinemaits nature of public service, which is to “support the industrial and cultural reality of Italian cinema”, adding then that to Rai Cinema “We are convinced that quality comes from quantity: if we hadn’t invested so much in first works, if we hadn’t cast the nets of possibility into the sea, we wouldn’t have found talents like Alice Rohwacher, Peter Marcellus, Susanna Nicchiarelli, the D’Innocenzo brothers and others again”, he said. Also admitting that today there is more selection, concentrating resources “on films with large budgets, above the average for Italian cinema, to which the public responds because they experience them as events”.
On the legislative front, recalling how the cinema law in force and the action of the previous government were fundamental support and impetus to the industry in the difficult years of Covid, Paolo Del Brocco however wanted to focus attention on some improvements that are necessary and indispensable: from simplification of procedures for accessing funding at the extension of the tax credit on distributionpassing through the fundamental node of the so-called windows which separate the moment of a film’s release in theaters from that of its diffusion via platform or home video. “I think we need to resume a discussion and establish a rule that is clear and that applies to everyone, regardless of the number of days it is deemed appropriate to use as a window”said the CEO of Rai Cinema, recalling that it is not a question of “a war of religion against platforms, which play an important role in the development and economy of our industry”.
But signs of rethinking the most recent policies are also coming from the USA, and therefore an obligatory reflection, according to Del Brocco.
Arriving then to talk about the specifics of the price list, supported by some preview images, Paul Del Brocco spoke of films that deal with the dream of cinema as The Fabelmans or how The Sun of the future di Moretti (“about which I can say nothing”), o The return of Casanova by Salvatores (whose images look very promising); of titles that deal with the rediscovery of important moments from the past or recent history, and others that straddle the present and the future like the new film by Alice Rohwacher. Also noteworthy are the images shown of the new film by Roman Polanski, The Palacewhich Del Brocco defined as “a kaleidoscope of everything”.
Among the films still in production, then, they are mentioned The commander by Edoardo De Angelis, Lubo by Giorgio Rights and the new film by Xavier Costanzo starring Lily James and Willem Dafoe, “a very big budget film set in the 1950s and linked to the history of great cinema, shot in Cinecittà”.
Here are all the titles in the 2022/2023 01 Distribution – Rai Cinema list
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
CAST: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano
PRODUCTION: Amblin Entertainment
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Siani
CAST: Alessandro Siani, Max Tortora, Matilde Gioli
PRODUCTION: Italian International Film with Rai Cinema
MIXED BY ERRY
DIRECTOR: Sydney Sibilia
CAST: Luigi D’Oriano, Giuseppe Arena, Emanuele Palumbo, Francesco Di Leva, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Adriano Pantaleo, Chiara Celotto, Greta Esposito, Fabrizio Gifuni
PRODUCTION: Greenland with Rai Cinema
DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski
CAST: Oliver Masucci, Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Joaquim De Almeida, Luca Barbareschi, Milan Peschel, Bronwyn James, Fortunato Cerlino, Mickey Rourke
NATIONALITY: Italy, Switzerland, Poland, France
PRODUCTION: Èliseo Entertainment with Rai Cinema, Cab Production, Lucky Bob, RP Productions, in collaboration with Agent Double
JOHN WICK 4
DIRECTOR: Chad Stahelski
CAST: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
PRODUCTION: 87 Eleven Entertainment
THE RETURN OF CASANOVA
DIRECTOR: Gabriele Salvatores
CAST: Toni Servillo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Sara Serraiocco, Natalino Balasso, Alessandro Besentini, Bianca Panconi
PRODUCTION: Indiana Production with Rai Cinema, BA.BE Productions and EDI Italian Digital Effects
THE SCARLET SAILS
DIRECTOR: Pietro Marcello
CAST: Juliette Jouan, Raphaël Thiéry, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel, Yolande Moreau
NATIONALITY: France, Germany, Italy
PRODUCTION: CG Cinéma, Avventurosa with Rai Cinema in co-production with Match Factory Production, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF with the participation of ARTE, Les Films du Losange
DIRECTOR: Guy Nattiv
CAST: Helen Mirren, Camille Cottin, Ed Stoppard
PRODUCTION: Embankment Films
DIRECTOR: Florian Zeller
CAST: Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby
NATIONALITY: USA, France, United Kingdom
PRODUCTION: Big Indie Pictures
DIRECTOR: Ivano De Matteo
CAST: Edoardo Leo, Milena Mancini, Greta Gasbarri
PRODUCTION: Lotus Production, a Leone Film Group company, with Rai Cinema
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese
CAST: Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio
PRODUCTION: Appian Way
DIRECTOR: Michael Mann
CAST: Adam Driver, Shailene Woodley, Penelope Cruz, Sarah Gadon, Patrick Dempsey
PRODUCTION: Forward Pass
DIRECTOR: Matteo Garrone
CAST: Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall
NATIONALITY: Italy, Belgium
PRODUCTION: Archimede with Rai Cinema and Pathé, in co-production with Tarantula
THE SUN OF THE FUTURE
DIRECTOR: Nanni Moretti
CAST: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Barbora Bobulova, Mathieu Amalrich, Nanni Moretti
NATIONALITY: Italy, France
PRODUCTION: Sacher Film, Fandango with Rai Cinema, Le Pacte
DIRECTOR: Marco Bellocchio
CAST: Barbara Ronchi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Paolo Pierobon, Fabrizio Gifuni, Filippo Timi, Leonardo Maltese, Enea Sala
NATIONALITY: ITALY, France
PRODUCTION: IBC Movie, Kavac Film with Rai Cinema and Ad Vitam
DIRECTOR: Alice Rohrwacher
CAST: Josh O’Connor, Carol Duarte, Isabella Rossellini, Alba Rohrwacher
NATIONALITY: Italy, Switzerland, France
PRODUCTION: tempest with Rai Cinema in co-production with Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production and Neon
DIRECTOR: Stefano Cipani
CAST: Angela Finocchiaro, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Raffaella Rea, Sergio Rubini, Claudio Santamaria
PRODUCTION: Paco Cinematografica with Rai Cinema and Luce Cinecittà in co-production with Agresywna Banda