France’s Orange Studio has boarded Francesca Archibugi’s new feature Il Colibrì which is currently shooting in Tuscany with Pierfrancesco Favino, Bérénice Bejo, Nanni Moretti and Laura Morante in the cast.
The company, which is the film and TV arm of French telecoms group Orange, has joined the production in association with Anne-Dominique Toussaint at Paris-based Les Films des Tournelles. It has taken all rights for France.
The film is lead-produced by Domenico Procacci at Fandango, with Rai Cinema. Fandango Sales is handling international sales.
The feature has been adapted by Archibugi, Laura Paolucci and Francesco Piccolo from Sandro Veronesi’s 2019 bestseller Il Colibrì (The Hummingbird). The time-jumping drama follows the life of its male protagonist from the 1970s to the near future and the myriad relationships that have criss-crossed its path along the way.
The nine-week shoot began in Tuscany in June and the production is also set to travel to Rome and Paris.
“It’s a joy to reunite with Les Films des Tournelles on this ambitious French-Italian coproduction following the upheavals of Florentine family across several generations,” said Orange Studio managing director Kristina Zimmermann.