The Burnt Orange Heresy - Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debiki (Credits Jose Haro)

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‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’

The 76th Venice International Film Festival will close with the world premiere of The Burnt Orange Heresy, Giuseppe Capotondi’s art drama starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger.

The film will screen out of competition on Saturday September 7 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema on Venice’s Lido, following the closing awards ceremony.

Screen exclusively revealed a first look at the film in October 2018.

It is Italian director Capotondi’s second feature after 2009’s The Double Hour, which played in competition at Venice and won Kseniya Rappoport the Coppa Volpi for best actress.

The Burnt Orange Heresy is a neo-noir thriller set in the art world of present day Italy. It sees lovers James (Bang) and Berenice (Debicki) travel to powerful art collector Cassidy (Jagger)’s Lake Como estate, where they are tasked with stealing a masterpiece by the reclusive Jerome Debney (Sutherland).

Scott B. Smith wrote the screenplay, adapted from Charles Willeford’s 1971 novel of the same name.

Producers are David Zander of MJZ, David Lancaster of Rumble Films and William Horberg of Wonderful Films.

HanWay Films is handling international sales with UTA/CAA for domestic sales.

This year’s Venice Film Festival will open with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth on August 28.