Marco Bellocchio starts filming “La Conversione”

In Roccabianca, in the province of Parma, Italy, shooting has begun on Marco Bellocchio’s new film “La Conversione” (The Conversion), inspired by the story of Edgardo Mortara, the Jewish child who was separated from his family in 1858 to raise as a Catholic in the care of Pope Pius IX. Bellocchio is pictured above on the set in Roccabianca.

The main roles in “La Conversione” are starring Paolo Pierobon, Barbara Ronchi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Filippo Timi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Enea Sala who plays Mortara as a child and Leonardo Maltese who plays Mortara as an older boy.

The film is an IBCmovie and Kavac Film production with Rai Cinema, with the support of the Emilia Romagna Region and its Film Commission, in co-production with Ad Vitam Productions in France and Match Factory Productions in Germany. It is produced by Beppe Caschetto and Simone Gattoni.

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Courtesy of Anna Camerlingo

The screenplay is by Bellocchio and Susanna Nicchiarelli, in collaboration with Edoardo Albinati and Daniela Ceselli, and with historical advice from Pina Totaro; Camera is by Francesco Di Giacomo; set design by Andrea Castorina; costumes by Sergio Ballo and Daria Calvelli; and editing by Francesca Calvelli.

The film will be shot in various locations in Emilia Romagna, Rome and Paris and filming will conclude in September.

“La Conversione” is distributed in cinemas in Italy by 01 Distribution. The Match Factory is selling the international rights.

https://variety.com/2022/film/global/marco-bellocchio-la-conversione-1235306727/ Marco Bellocchio starts filming “La Conversione”

Charles Jones

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