Taviani Brothers' RAINBOW-A Private Affair Gets World Premier at TIFF 2017

Taviani Brothers' RAINBOW-A Private Affair Gets World Premier at TIFF 2017

Rainbow-A Private Affair, the 21st film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in World premiere in the Masters programme. The film, adapted from Beppe Fenoglio¹s coming of age novel, an inspired and poetic story which seems to have all the characteristics found in the cinema of these two Masters: the Italian Resistance movement, the fascist cruelty, youth and innocence. However in respect to the past here there is a deviation, an escape, because a RAINBOW-Private Affair is above all a film about love, a love that is so powerful nothing else can exist.

The leading actor Luca Marinelli, despite his young age has already won the most significant Italian awards for his work in major Italian productions, including Paolo Sorrentino¹s The Great Beauty. Mr. Marinelli is currently in production in Danny Boyle¹s new film Trust.

Accompanied by family talents, costume designer Lina Nerli Taviani, music by Giuliano Taviani, the two directors also have the best European producers: Donatella Palermo with Stemal, whose most recent production was the multi prizewinner Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi, Elisabetta Olmi with Ipotesi Cinema, the company which also produces Ermanno Olmi¹s films, producer Serge Lalou¹s Les films d¹Ici, Eric Lagesse with Sanpek and Rai Cinema with the contribution of MiBACT.

After Toronto, RAINBOW-A Private Affair will be greatly anticipated by this year¹s major International Film Festivals.


Istituto Luce Cinecittà is the state-owned company whose main shareholder is the Italian Ministry for Culture subsidizing its activities on an annual basis.

Istituto Luce Cinecittà holds one of the most important European film and photographic archive in which materials are collected and digitally categorized, including its own productions and materials, derived from private collections and acquisitions by a variety of sources. It is the largest audiovisual collection concerning the history of the twentieth century and it has also been a candidate by UNESCO-Italy to the membership registration in the registry ŒMemory of the World.¹

Istituto Luce Cinecittà cooperates with major film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Locarno, New York, London, etc., by organizing national selections, guaranteeing the presence of Italian films and artists in the various festivals, and by providing multifunctional spaces to help the promotion of our cinematography and it is the reference place for all Italian and foreign operators. It is also involved with the direct organization of numerous Film Festival around the world: The Festival of Italian Cinema in Tokyo, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema in New York, London¹s Cinema Made in Italy, Mittelcinemafest, and The Festival of Italian Cinema in Barcelona, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires.

Istituto Luce Cinecittà also owns a film library, Cineteca, containing around 3000 titles of the most significant Italian film productions, subtitled in foreign languages, which serve in promoting Italian culture at major national and international institutes around the world. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry for the Foreign Affairs, restorations and new prints are added every year.

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