8 FEB 2022

EFM 2022: Rai Com to launch top-notch Italian movies

The Italian pubcaster’s distributor unveils a new movie line-up for the market, including high quality films by the directors of some of the most successful Italian movies at the box-office.

8 FEB 2022


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Rai Com has unveiled the latest titles to be presented during the Berlinale EFM 2022 from February 10th to the 17th. The line-up includes high quality films by the directors of some of the most successful Italian movies at the box-office. One of the highlights is the drama horror "Flowing" ("Piove") directed by Paolo Strippoli. The family drama nuanced with horror and thriller undertones is set in frantic Rome. An unusual feeling pervades the city, when it rains. A sinister steam of unknown origin and composition comes out of the street manholes. No one realizes that breathing that steam triggers extreme reactions in people, who end up facing anger and some of their darkest instincts.

"Sleepless Nights, Kisses for Breakfast" ("Notti In Bianco e Baci a Colazione") is a comedy directed by Francesco Mandelli. Father of three daughters with wife and successful writer Paola, Marco leaves his steady job to move to the countryside and work from home pursuing his dream of becoming a cartoonist. Their dream life starts crumbling, when he reconnects with Sara, a former lover, who helps him publish his first comic book.

"The Hidden Child" ("Il Bambino Nascosto") is a LGBTQ drama directed by Roberto Andò that will be screened in Feb 10th in the frame of the European Film Market. "The Hidden Child" is the story of Ciro, a young boy, who finds shelter in the apartment of an elderly man, Gabriele, a quiet and educated piano teacher. The local criminal organization is targeting Ciro because he is responsible for pickpocketing the main criminal boss’ mother. The relationship between Ciro and Gabriele seems conflicting at first. If the boy has a wildly fierce and impetuous nature, the man is a solitary soul who hides frustrations and secret passions. The two try to get along with each other and, in the end, Gabriele will have to make tough decisions to free the boy and himself as well.

"Freaks Out" directed by Gabriele Mainetti, is set in bombarded Rome in 1943, and the movie tells the story of Matilde, Cencio, Fulvio, and Mario, who live like siblings in a circus managed by Israel, their boss, but most of all a father figure to them. While looking for an escape route to get as far away from the conflict, Israel mysteriously disappears, leaving the four characters by themselves, with no perspective.

"The Den" ("La Tana") is the debut film of Beatrice Baldacci and will be screened in Feb 09th at EFM. "The Den" is a teen drama about a nineteen-year-old boy, Giulio, who gives up his summer vacation to help his parents with their work in the countryside. A twenty-year-old girl arrives in the uninhabited house next door to spend the holidays. Lia is a bold, grumpy, and secretive girl. Shy and naif Giulio feels attracted to her and cannot stop thinking about her. She initiates him to increasingly dangerous games, but also hides an unimaginable secret in that house where no one is allowed to set foot.

"Yaya & Lennie - The Walking Liberty" directed by Alessandro Rak is an animation movie that will be screened at EFM Market in Feb 15th. "The Walking Liberty" is set in a post-apocalyptic world with a stunningly unique visual style. The world has come to an end. Nature has taken back possession of the planet, covering it in a blanket of jungle. A new society, the "Institution", is attempting to thrive from the ruins of the old world and strives to reinstate a sense of order.

"Blue Eyes" ("Occhi Blu") directed by Michela Cescon will be screened in Feb 16th. The thriller movie shot in a nocturnal and evocative Rome.

"Comedians" directed by Gabriele Salvatores will be also screened at EFM in Feb 14th. Six aspiring comedians tired of the mediocrity of their lives are about to perform for the first time in a club. An examiner is attending the event, he will choose one of them to perform in a TV Show.