Longoria and De Palma open

The first guests of the Filming Italy Sardinia Festival 2019 were announced at Cannes, the 2nd edition of the festival directed by Tiziana Rocca which will take place in Cagliari from June 13th to 16th

Cannes, 2019. It was presented in the presence of Eva Longoria which will open the Festival, the 2nd edition of Filming Italy Sardinia Festival directed by Tiziana Rocca, to be held from 13 to 16 June at Forte Village and at the UCI Cinemas of Cagliari.

To the presentation also Annabelle Belmondo and Catrinel Marlon, respectively godmother of opening and closing of Filming Italy Sardinia Festival, is Madalina Ghenea, godmother of the solidarity evening.

The opening film of the Festival and the Italian premiere will be Domino directed by Brian De Palma, shot partly in Sardinia, with actors of the caliber of Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice Van Houten (both protagonists of Game of Thrones).

Domino will be released in Italian cinemas on June 27th distributed by Eagle Pictures and follows the story of Christian (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau), a cop from Copenhagen who, in a world devastated by terror and suspicion, seeks justice for the murder of his colleague by Imran, an ISIS soldier.

The event, dedicated to Cinema and Television, conceived and produced by Tiziana Rocca also this year it will take place in collaboration with APA, the Audiovisual Producers Association chaired by Giancarlo Leone and with the general management of Chiara Sbarigia, with the support of Forte Village and in collaboration with UCI Cinemas and with the Patronage of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Cagliari, ANICA and the Costa Smeralda Consortium.

Many people present in Sardinia during the 2019 edition and among the first names announced at Cannes stand out: Francesca Archibugi, Paola Cortellesi, Claudia Gerini, Riccardo Milani, Madalina Ghenea, Annabelle Belmondo and Catrinel Marlon.

Among internationals, Eva Longoria which will inaugurate the event on June 13 in Forte Village. Become popular with Desperate Housewives, Longoria is currently involved in the pre-production of her debut behind the camera with comedy 24-7 she interpreted and also produced together with Paul Feig.

Moreover, we will soon see it in Dora and the lost city by James Bobin, a family that also sees the presence of Benicio Del Toro and Michael Peña, in the dramatic Sylvie by Eugene Ashe and in the comedy All-Star Weekend of Jamie Foxx still with Benicio del Toro and together with Gerard Butler and Robert Downey Jr..

In collaboration with APA, DG Cinema MiBAC, Italy for Movies, ANAC, ANICA, ANEC, ITA will be presented two panel: "MOVIEMENT: CINEMA IS NOT HOLIDAY" is "THE APPEAL OF THE ITALIAN AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCT IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET" to which the major Italian and international producers and broadcasters will participate.

Next to the screenings of films and TV series there will be sections: CONVERSATION WITH, which includes meetings with Festival guests who will dialogue with the public and the press; NANNI LOY AWARD, conceived by Antonello Sarno, which pays tribute to one of the greatest talents of our cinema and among the great innovators of television; CHARITY, the section dedicated to a charity operating in the social field; CINEMA ACADEMY, the section dedicated to young students who this year can count on the presence of as many as 300 children coordinated by Professor Massimo Arcangeli, Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Cagliari. The University of Cagliari, the Convitto Nazionale of Cagliari with the Liceo Ginnasio G.M. Dettori and the association "La Parola che non muore" contribute to the overall project with a series of initiatives. Godmother of the Academy is Anna Safroncik.

From this year at the Festival it will be presented NOTORIOUS PROJECT: a competition to discover the new talents of Italian cinema. Notorious Pictures S.p.A., with the partnership of Filming Italy SardegnaFestivale Best Movie, and with the recognition of the General Directorate for Cinema of the MiBAC, kicked off a project aimed at favoring the emergence of young talents of Italian cinema. The winner of the short films section NOTORIOUS SHORT is Tiziano Russo, director of the short film "The forbidden man", announced at Cannes. The award ceremony for the winners of the three sections SHORT, SCRIPT and STORY will take place during the festival in the presence of the director and screenwriter Massimiliano Bruno, as a juror.

On the occasion of the presentation event in Cannes it was delivered to Werner Herzog the "Filming Italy Award Cannes", the recognition given during the most important international festivals to personalities from the world of culture and entertainment.