Rome-based sales company Intramovies has boarded two titles playing in the Venice sidebars Critics’ Week and Giornate degli Autori.
Venice Days title Private Desert is written and directed by Aly Muritiba, whose credits include Sundance 2018 feature Rust; and produced by Brazil’s Grafo Audiovisual Films. The film tells the story of a cop suspended after an internal investigation, wandering the country in search of a real encounter with his internet love.
Critics’ Week pick Mother Lode is a docudrama by Matteo Tortone, produced by France’s Wendigo Films, Italy’s Malfe Film and Switzerland’s C-Side Productions. The film revolves around a man who leaves his family and his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima to seek fortune as a miner in the highest and most dangerous Andean goldmine in Peru. There he starts a journey where reality and magic blend together.
The films join previously-announced Finnish title The Blind Man Who Did Not See Titanic on Intramovies’ slate, with the latter playing in the new Horizons Extra section.
The Critics’ Week and Giornate degli Autori sections will run parallel with Venice Film Festival, from September 1-11.