Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama A Bookshop In Paris has been acquired by True Colours as the Rome-based sales company arrives at the EFM with a reshuffled team.
Castellitto also stars in the film as an antiquarian bookseller living in Paris whose life revolves around his love for rare books and his paraplegic daughter. But his life changes when he meets an exuberant young woman, played by actress and Berlin international jury member Berenice Bejo. The cast also includes 2018 European Shooting Star Matilda De Angelis.
True Colours will begin sales of film, which shot last year and is now in post-production, here at the market. The Italy-France co-production is made by Rodeo Drive, Mon Voisin Productions, Tikkun Productions and Rai Cinema.
It marks the last screenplay written by the late Ettore Scola and is based on a graphic novel penned by the revered Italian filmmaker before his death in 2016. His screenplay has subsequently been adapted by Castellitto and novelist Margaret Mazzantini.
A Bookshop In Paris will be released in Italy by 01 Distribution and in France by Rezo Films.
True Colours is at the EFM with a renewed structure. Following the departure of managing director Catia Rossi in January, Gaetano Maiorino has been appointed managing director and head of acquisitions while Giulia Casavecchia has been promoted to head of sales and Francesca Tiberi has been named sales and acquisitions manager.