La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce two Out of Competition titles that integrate and complete, Out of Competition, the line-up of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera, and scheduled to take place from September 2 to 12 2020 at the Lido di Venezia.
They are the new short film by Luca Guadagnino, Fiori, Fiori, Fiori! (12’, cinematographer Alessio Bolzoni), and a new independent American film, Run Hide Fight, written and directed by Kyle Rankin, with Isabel May, Thomas Jane, and Radha Mitchell.
Alberto Barbera says: “We are thankful to Luca Guadagnino who in Fiori, Fiori, Fiori! takes us along on the short, personal escape he made during the recent lockdown, in search of the people, places and relationships of his youth; and to the producer Dallas Sonnier (the producer of Brawl in Cell Block 99 and Dragged Across Concrete, presented at the 2017 and 2018 Venice Film Festival, respectively) who returns with Run Hide Fight by Kyle Rankin, a provocative drama set in a school taken hostage by four students intent on carrying out a massacre. Two irreducibly different models of filmmaking, which are the expression, however, of an identical and compelling creative energy”.
Fiori, Fiori, Fiori! by Luca Guadagnino
During the lockdown for the Covid pandemic, Luca Guadagnino left for Sicily from Milan with a small crew, armed only with a smartphone and a tablet, to knock on the doors of his childhood friends and discuss with them their experience of this exceptional moment, which has united the entire world.
Fiori, Fiori, Fiori! is written and directed by Luca Guadagnino. Cinematographer Alessio Bolzoni. Editing Walter Fasano. Music by Cosmo. Sound by Davide Favargiotti. Actors (as theirselves) Maria Continella, Natalia Simeti, Claudio Gioè, Dave Kajganich.
Run Hide Fight by Kyle Rankin
Zoe Hull (Isabel May), 17, has some unresolved issues. She’s not coping well with the recent death of her mother, sometimes chatting with her mom as if she’s still there. She resents her ex-military father (Thomas Jane) for his seeming lack of emotion, but wears his army jacket every day like armor. All Zoe wants is to get through the last few weeks of her senior year and leave -- off to college and a fresh start. Instead, her high school is attacked by four nihilistic, gun-toting students, who plan to make their siege the worst school shooting in history.
Run Hide Fight is written and directed by Kyle Rankin. Cinematographer: Darin Moran. Production Company: Cinestate (Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk). World sales distribution: Voltage Pictures.