Shooting has begun in Italy for “Without blood”, the film written, directed and produced by Angelina Jolie and based on the international bestseller by Alessandro Baricco (published in Italy by Feltrinelli). A fairy tale set in the aftermath of a generic conflict, exploring universal truths about war, trauma, memory and healing.
The protagonists are played by Oscar-nominated actors Salma Hayek Pinault and Demián Bichir, supported by a production team and a stellar cast of international caliber. Filming of “Without blood” began in early June and will take place in Puglia, Basilicata and Rome.
The film is produced by Fremantle (Andrea Scrosati), Jolie Productions (Angelina Jolie), The Apartment Pictures (Lorenzo Mieli), a company of the Fremantle group and De Maio Entertainment (Lorenzo De Maio). The film will be distributed worldwide by Fremantle.
“Without blood” is Angelina Jolie’s fifth film as a director, as well as the first of the three-year agreement signed in March between the Oscar-winning actress and director and Fremantle which provides for the joint development of films, documentaries and original, sophisticated, powerful and internationally focused.
“I am honored to be in Italy and to bring such a particular story to the big screen – said Angelina Jolie -.
I thank Alessandro Baricco for entrusting me with the film adaptation of his book, a work full of poetry and emotion, which looks at war and the questions that arise from a unique point of view, asking us what we are looking for after having suffered a trauma , loss or injustice.” “‘Without blood’ is the first production of our partnership with Angelina (Jolie) and we are thrilled to be working with her and the fantastic international team she has assembled,” said Jennifer Mullin, Global CEO of Fremantle -. This project underlines Fremantle’s continued commitment to producing quality original films and TV series, working hand in hand with the best talent from around the world.” (ANSA).
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