EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the mystery thriller and noir feature Naples in Veils from writer/director Ferzan Ozpetek (Steam: The Turkish Bath, His Secret Life). The film will get a theatrical release in the first half of 2019 in English with Italian subtitles, followed by a DVD/VOD release.
The film held its world premiere at the Moscow Film Festival where it took home the Best Actress Prize for star Giovanna Mezzogiorno, and then played multiple festivals after that. It was scripted by Gianni Romoli, Balia Santella, and Ozpetek and produced by Tilde Corsi and Gianni Romoli with the collaboration of the Foundation Film Commission of the Region of Campania and the support of The Region of Lazio.
The storyline: A woman is at a party and meets a confident and attractive young man, and they spend the night together. Little does she know, however, that she is about to become involved in a crime that will pull her into the center of the investigation.
“Gorgeously filmed and brilliantly acted, Naples in Veils is a true testament to Italian filmmaking”, said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass who negotiated the deal with Catia Rossi, managing director and head of international sales at True Colours.
“Ferzan Ozpetek is one of the most talented authors of contemporary Italian Cinema” added Rossi, MD at True Colours “and we are extremely happy to bring his film to the US through a prestigious distributor such as BGP.”