Also in the “Green Border” race. What about foreign stars? I’m at the AmfAR gala
September 5, 2023, 10:09 am
It’s almost a family affair “Aeneas”second feature director Peter Castellitto, fighting today for the Golden Lion. In fact, the cast also has Sergio and Cesare Castellitto, Peter’s father and brother respectively. Sergio also plays his father in the film, where the protagonist Enea is a drug dealer and has fun with a companion “to feel alive in a dead age”. This is an adventure of friendship and love, as well as drugs and crime, while the tormented father, the suffering mother and the brother who is always in trouble move around the protagonist. After debuting with “Raiders”Having won the best screenplay award at the Horizons section in Venice three years ago (and then winning the David award for best new director), Pietro Castellitto continues to forge his own writing style.
Another film in competition today is “Green Border” from the Polish director Agnieszka Holland.
The “Green Border” of the title runs between Poland and Belarus, made up of swampy forests where refugees from the Middle East and Africa are “used” in Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s tension strategy against the European Union. Yuliya, an activist, Jan, a border guard, and a family of Syrian refugees are paying the price.
Also noteworthy”Hitman” From Richard Linklatersubmitted out of competition, with Glen Powell playing a cop who poses as a hitman until he has to risk his cover (and more) to save a woman in distress.
In the section of horizons goes into competition “El Paraiso” From Enrico Maria Artale: hero Edward Fish as a 40 year old man living with his Colombian mom (Margherita Rosa de Francisco Bakelo) in a small house on the banks of the river and with her shares the “work” of a drug dealer and a passion for salsa and merengue evenings. The relationship is both passionate and oppressive, which with the advent of Ines will go into crisis (Maria del Rosario Barreto Escobar), a girl embarking on the dangerous path of a drug courier.
And there are parties that also have the merit of attracting a few more stars to the exhibition, “overshadowed” by the strike of American actors and screenwriters. How it happened at the AmfAR charity party: Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Beckinsale, Bella Thorne and many others attended an event hosted by the AIDS Research Foundation.