German sales powerhouse The Match Factory has acquired international rights to the D’Innocenzo brothers’ Bad Tales (Favolacce), the directors’ follow-up to their Berlinale Panorama title Boys Cry.
The Italian-language project is being developed by Giuseppe Saccà of Rome’s Pepito Produzioni, who also produced Boys Cry, which was also sold by The Match Factory.
The new film is described as a dark fairytale set in a southern suburb of Rome, where a small community of families live with their adolescent children. It is set to shoot in July.
Further new titles on The Match Factory’s Cannes slate include Noche de Fuego by Mexican-El Salvadoran director Tatiana Huezo, Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, a new melodrama from Brazil’s Karim Aïnouz and Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso starring Willem Dafoe.