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The Confessions (Le Confessioni) director Roberto Andò with Anne-Katrin Titze: "So Toni Servillo and I both read this book about Italian monasteries ..." Photo: Michael Moore

Roberto Andò, the director of Long Live Freedom (Viva La Libertà with Toni Servillo, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valerio Mastandrea) met with me at his hotel on Central Park South for a conversation on his latest film The Confessions (Le Confessioni), co-written by Angelo Pasquini, shot by Maurizio Calvesi, and starring Servillo with an exceptional ensemble cast including Connie Nielsen (Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman), Marie-Josée Croze (John Michael McDonagh's Calvary), Daniel Auteuil (Michael Haneke's Caché), Moritz Bleibtreu (Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run), Lambert Wilson (Jérôme Salle's The Odyssey), Pierfrancesco Favino (Roger Michell's My Cousin Rachel), and Johan Heldenbergh (Felix van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown).

Toni Servillo is Carthusian monk Roberto Salus

A luxury resort with unfading allure and
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Zurich fest unveils gala titles

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Zurich fest unveils gala titles
Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.

Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2) has unveiled the titles that will make up its Gala section.

In addition to previously announced titles Snowden, Florence Foster Jenkins and Deepwater Horizon, Zff will screen the latest films from directors including Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh.

American Honey

Director: Andrea Arnold

Cast: Sasha Lane, Riley Keough, Shia Labeouf

Star (Sasha Lane) is trapped in a life far from perfect. Then she falls head over heels in love with Jake (Shia Labeouf), before embarking with him and a band of misfits who live by their own rules on an adventurous journey to freedom. The start of a quest to find the boundaries of a powerful young love and a road trip into the heart of America.

A Monster Calls (Sieben Minuten Nach Mitternacht)

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Cast: Felicity Jones, [link
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Karlovy Vary: Roberto Ando on Mystery Thriller ‘The Confessions’

Karlovy Vary: Roberto Ando on Mystery Thriller ‘The Confessions’
Karlovy Vary — Italian director Roberto Ando’s latest film, “Le confessioni” (The Confessions), is a spiritual sequel to his 2013 hit “Viva la liberta” (Long Live Freedom). While his previous film provided a satirical look at Italian politics, “The Confessions” broadens the filmmaker’s canvass to skewer global economic institutions.

The mystery thriller, which is vying for Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s Crystal Globe, centers on a simple monk, played by Toni Servillo, who upsets the goings-on at a G8 meeting in a seaside hotel in northern Germany (the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, which actually hosted a G8 meeting in 2007) after a high-ranking official is found dead. The film’s international cast includes Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielsen, Marie-Josee Croze, Pierfrancesco Favino, Lambert Wilson and Moritz Bleibtreu.

Produced by Angelo Barbagallo, the film has already sold to a number of territories worldwide via Italian sales company True Colours, including major markets in Europe,
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Unveils Crystal Globe Lineup

The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street,” the final feature of Czech filmmaker Jan Nemec, who died in March at the age of 79, will have its world premiere as part of the Official Selection competition at this year’s Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. The film is one of 12 international features announced on Tuesday that will vie for the Crystal Globe during the fest, which runs July 1-9.

Nemec’s film is an adaptation of the celebrated director’s own quasi-autobiographical short stories, resulting in what the fest describes as “a dejected comedy, an unsentimental reminiscence and a nonchalant settling of scores in punk regalia. Both the movie and its maker defy categorization.”

Also in the running is Italian director Roberto Ando’s “The Confessions,” a suspense drama about a charismatic monk (Toni Servillo) who shows up at a meeting of G8 finance ministers on the Baltic coast, where a financier is subsequently murdered.
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Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Movie Review

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Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Movie Review
Title: Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Director: Roberto Andò Starring: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielson, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marie-Josée Croze, Moritz Bleibtreau, Lambert Wilson. The story takes place in Germany in a luxury hotel where the Italian monk, Roberto Salus (Toni Servillo), is invited to the European G8 summit. The unexpected invitation is done by the powerful Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil), chief of the International Monetary Fund, who asks him to confess him during a mysterious night that leads to Roché’s suicide. Consequently the international legislators start to wonder: Was the conversation between the two men about the scheme that is about to be approved? Getting an answer from the holy [ Read More ]

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Cannes: Italian Pic Lines Up Big International Cast For His ‘Confessions’

Cannes: Italian Pic Lines Up Big International Cast For His ‘Confessions’
Italian director Roberto Ando has lined up an impressive Italian and international cast for his “Le Confessioni” (The Confessions), a meditation on power as perceived by the mind of a monk.

Thesps attached to the pic now include Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielsen, Pierfrancesco Favino, Lambert Wilson (pictured), and Moritz Bleibtreu.

Producer Angelo Barbagallo will be pitching the pic to international sales agents on the Croisette.

Ando in 2013 scored a local hit with political dramedy “Viva La Liberta,” toplining Servillo.

Shooting on “Confessions” is set to start in Germany on May 26, and will then segue to Italy.

Pic is an Italian-French co-production being co-produced by Barbagallo’s Bibi Film,

Gaul’s Barbary Film and Rai Cinema. It got a hefty 550,000 euro ($623,000) subsidy from Italy’s Mibact government funding entity.

Though “Confessions” is believed to be inspired by “The Confessions of St. Augustine,” the production is staying mum on this
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