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Friday, June 21, 2024

A24 Acquires U.S. Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Parthenope’

EXCLUSIVE: A24 has acquired North American rights to Parthenope, the new film from Oscar winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, ahead of its world premiere at the 77th Festival de Cannes.

Parthenope is the seventh Sorrentino movie to play the Croisette following 2004’s The Consequences of Love, 2008’s Il Divo which won the Jury Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize, 2011’s This Must Be the Place starring Sean which also won the Ecumenical Jury Prize, 2013’s The Great Beauty and 2015’s Youth. The Great Beauty would go on to win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2014.

Sorrentino’s previous directorial, The Hand of God, inspired by his youth, received a 2022 Oscar nomination for Best International Film and was released on Netflix stateside.

Pathe is handling foreign sales and is releasing the movie in France and Switzerland.

The movie follows Parthenope, who born in the sea of Naples in 1950, searches for happiness over the long summers of her youth, falling in love with her home city and its many memorable characters. Sorrentino shot the Italian-French co-production between Naples and Capri.

The pic stars Dario Aita, Celeste Dalla Porta, Silvia Degrandi, Isabella Ferrari, Lorenzo Gleijeses, Biagio Izzo, Marlon Joubert, Peppe Lanzetta, Nello Mascia, Gary Oldman, Silvio Orlando, Luisa Ranieri, Daniele Rienzo, Stefania Sandrelli and Alfonso Santagata.

Parthenope was produced by Fremantle film with The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, and Pathé in association with Numero 10, in association with Saint Laurent and PiperFilm. Producers are Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company; Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Paolo Sorrentino for Numero 10 and Ardavan Safaee for Pathé. Douglas Urbanski is EP. 

Below the line credits on Parthenope include cinematographer Daria D’antonio, Costume Artistic Director Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Costume Designer Carlo Poggioli, Editor Cristiano Travaglioli, Production designer Carmine Guarino, and casting directors Annamaria Sambucco and Massimo Appolloni.

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