Extra bulletins out of Locarno: Susanna della Sala’s “Final Cease Earlier than Chocolate Mountain,” which is because of have its premiere on the fest August 9 as a part of the Critics Week part, has been acquired by gross sales company Taskovski Movies. Selection broke the information.
“Within the midst of the cruel Californian desert and on the shores of a poisonous lake lies a land that point forgot,” particulars the movie’s synopsis on the fest web site. “This as soon as deserted city is now dwelling to a small group the place artwork heals folks in essentially the most sudden methods. A British matriarch, a retired financial institution robber, an evicted artist from LA, and an Italian prince open the doorways to a magical land, a residing theater, maybe a strategy to an alternate life.”
Of the impetus behind the movie, della Sala defined, “The documentary was born from a private life expertise and its artistic course of was 4 years within the making. ‘Final Cease Earlier than Chocolate Mountain’ to me represents a common and metaphorical land the place we confront ourselves, awakening our artistic impulses, within the mirage of particular person liberation. The movie embodies the collective longing, each determined and joyful, for acceptance and a way of belonging.”
The movie’s producer, Marco Visalberghi, added, “When in 2019, again from her final lengthy keep in Bombay Seashore, Susanna della Sala got here to us along with her magical footage I noticed how a lot that distinctive group had captured her creativeness. Personally, I’ve all the time been fascinated by life tales from the sting of the world, be it the ‘Sacred’ Gra of Rome or the desert of California. That’s the reason I made a decision to wager on this younger and unique director.”
DocLab’s Sherin Salvetti additionally produced the pic.
Della Sala has artwork division credit on “Marvel Lady” and TV’s “Medici” and likewise wrote and directed brief movies “The Fish Physician” and “Wasteplanet,” and co-directed narrative characteristic comedy “Neolovismo.”
Different latest gross sales acquisitions forward of Locarno premieres embody Veronika Lišková’s doc “The Guests” — additionally picked up by Taskovski — and Tereza Nvotovà’s “Nightsiren,” which was snapped up by Intramovies.