The Party Film Sales, located in Paris, has acquired the rights to Antongiulio Panizzi’s hybrid documentary “The Girl in the Fountain,” a twin portrayal of legends Anita Ekberg and Monica Bellucci that premiered at the Torino Film Festival last November.
The video alternates between historical footage of Ekberg and reenacted sequences by Bellucci, who retraces Ekberg’s faults and decisions, encouraging the audience to ponder on what it is like to be an icon, presenting a new look at femininity, celebrity, and media exposure.
According to Panizzi, the famous moment in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” in which Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg take a midnight bath in the Trevi Fountain reveals a far more chaotic existence – that of an actress overwhelmed by her own renowned image.
Panizzi told Variety ahead of the Torino premiere that the legendary moment became a burden for her, as she got to understand what Rita Hayworth meant when she stated, “They go to bed with Gilda; they wake up with me.”
The filmmaker wanted Bellucci to narrate the tale of the Swedish legend because he thought she would be the right complement. “Monica is in command of her life, working on various projects, and generally in a terrific spot in her career,” he told Variety. Perhaps women were seen differently at the time? “In any case, Anita was caught in that fountain,” he said.
For the part, the Italian star bleached her hair blonde and surprised Panizzi on the last day of filming with a letter she had written to Ekberg, an excerpt of which is utilized in the film.
“Anita Ekberg’s image was so strong that it obscured both the lady and the actress, leaving only the myth to shine.” I came closer to her closeness while creating this film. “I found a sensitive, bright individual who was maybe too autonomous for a period when women in Italy were primarily bound to a home component,” Bellucci said.
“She came like a cyclone, violating the conventions of the day, when being a woman and an actor was quite different from what it is now.” She paid a high price for her longing for liberty. “As women today, we can learn a lot from ladies like her,” she continued.
“The Girl in the Fountain” perfectly suits our ambition to continue building our documentary collection around cinema with personal and innovative approaches, according to Estelle de Araujo, head of TV sales at The Party Film Sales. Recent examples include Francesco Zippel’s “Oscar Micheaux, the Superhero of Black Filmmaking” (Cannes Classic 2021) and Raphael Millet’s “U-96, The True Story of “Das Boot,” which is now in development.
“It’s a remarkable picture in which Monica Bellucci slips into the skin of Anita Ekberg, presenting a double image of two great performers and shining light on the powerful women behind the idols.” We are convinced that spectators will be affected and inspired by this contemplative picture, which has a seldom seen mise-en-scene.”
“The Girl in the Fountain” is a collaboration between Dugong Films and Eagle Pictures in Italy, and Shoot&Post in Sweden, with funding from Regione Lazio – Lazio Cinema International.
The Party Film Sales is at the Cannes Film Market with Tessa Louise-documentary Salomé’s “The Wild One,” which will have its global debut at Tribeca, and the director’s cut of Sébastien Lifshitz’s “Bambi, a French Woman,” which follows the lives of one of France’s first transgender people.
The distributor is also managing sales for Ainara Vera’s “Polaris,” which was shown in the Acid Selection and will end the Market’s Doc Day on May 24.
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Monica Bellucci is pleased with her new relationship after a difficult split
Monica Bellucci, one of the world’s prettiest actresses, is in love and a new relationship. True, the woman acknowledges that the split with Vincent Cassel was really tough for her.
But the famous movie actress is now happy and free of thoughts about her previous romance. True, fans of the duo continue to remind her of their relationship. According to starhit.ru, the representatives of the cinema themselves agreed to separate amicably and politely, retaining a wonderful connection and respect.
While Mr. Cassel enjoys his connection with his wife, Monica, who has just turned 20, is considerably more wary about her new romance. And, after initially refusing to comment on the novel, she has now confirmed that she is no longer single.
The 54-year-old star is not only still working in the film industry, but he has also preserved the position of sex symbol. Her social media photographs are still being remarked on by adoring followers. True, the actress does not highlight this and has stated repeatedly that exterior beauty has never been her top priority.
Despite the very traumatic divorce, she keeps working, raising her two girls, and bringing up her new love on a regular basis. She mentioned it in the Instagram comments.
But for the time being, she merely claims she is able to believe in love and trust her spouse again. She previously stated that she felt disoriented and dissatisfied following a two-decade romance. In an interview with Paris Match, the actress stated that a completely new and fantastic time in her life has begun. And, while the magazine just hinted at the new relationship, it showed that happiness is also dependent on a new crush.
Monica Bellucci ended her relationship with a much younger lover: “We will be friends until the end of our lives.”
The famous Italian actress Monica Bellucci’s romantic connection with the young artist Nicolas Lefebvre took an unexpected turn. The 54-year-old actor and the 36-year-old artist are no longer together. Ms. Bellucci revealed the split in an interview with a French newspaper.
According to galpost.com, the actress claimed that while the couple’s love connection has ended, they intend to remain friends. Ms. Bellucci did not give a reason for the breakup, according to galpost.com.
“Of course, Nicholas and I adore one other. He was a great teacher to me. He is a gifted individual with exceptional artistic ability. Unfortunately, our connection will alter from now on; we will stay friends until the end of our lives,” M. Bellucci said.
This is the Italian actress’s first meaningful relationship after her sad breakup with French actor Vincent Cassel. The young artist’s romantic relationship is thought to have begun in December, when the paparazzi managed to picture the two meeting surreptitiously. There was no mistake about it: the couple kissed on the street and exchanged pleasant feelings.
Bellucci and Lefebvre made their first public appearance together in March, at an event in Madrid. The performance of the duo has piqued the interest of the international media. According to M. Bellucci, the relationship’s secrecy drew her and N. Lefebvre very close. She and her ex-lover shared similar viewpoints and hobbies, including a love of travel.
“I’ve been dating the same person for a long time, and everything is OK.” His job requires him to travel extensively over the world. That’s why he completely understands me and approves of my lifestyle. “I am overjoyed,” M. Bellucci previously stated.
It is only fitting to recall that the actress, regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, was married twice. Claudio Carlos Basso, an Italian photographer, was Bellucci’s first husband. In the 1990s, the pair married and divorced in 1994. On the shooting of the film “L’appartement,” M. Bellucci met French actor V. Cassel. The actors’ wedding took place in 1999. The couple was the parents of two girls. Elder Deva is an exact replica of her famous mother. M. Bellucci and V. Cassel announced their divorce in August 2013.
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