Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the beautifully filmed mystery thriller and noir feature NAPLES IN VEILS from writer/director Ferzan Ozpetek (Steam: The Turkish Bath, His Secret Life). The deal was negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Catia Rossi, Managing Director and Head of International Sales at True Colours.The film will see a theatrical release in the first half of 2019, followed by a DVD/VOD release.
Lauded as a “gorgeously filmed psychological thriller” (Brent McKnight, Seattle Times), while The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young praised the film’s “sensual photography, music and locations”, NAPLES IN VEILS held its world premiere at the Moscow Film Festival where it took home the Best Actress Prize for star Giovanna Mezzogiorno, and went on to a healthy world spanning festival run including the Chicago International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, David di Donatello 2018 where it won Best Production Design and Best Cinematography, and Filmfest München for a spotlight feature.
One evening at a party, Adriana crosses the seductive and provocative looks of Andrea, an attractive and confident young man. She cannot escape the sensual skirmish and the two spend the night together. But it does not seem to finish there. They agree to go out together the day after. A stronger feeling grows rapidly in her, perhaps the beginning of a great love that could change her life. The turning point comes, but it is not what she expected. The situation precipitates when she becomes involved in a crime that drags her into the center of an investigation with disturbing outcomes. A jolt that can undermine every certainty. Involuntarily, without the possibility of escape, she slips into a path inside the most secret shadow zone of her personality. In a Naples suspended between magic and sensuality, reason and madness, a mystery surrounds the existence of Adriana, overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime.
“Gorgeously filmed and brilliantly acted, Naples in Veils is a true testament to Italian filmmaking”, said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass. “Director Ferzan Ozpetek is an international talent and we are thrilled to bring his latest feature to North American audiences.”
“Ferzan Ozpetek is one of the most talented authors of contemporary Italian Cinema” said Catia Rossi, MD at True Colours “and we are extremely happy to bring his film to the US through a prestigious distributor such as BGP. The deal on this film strengthen our relationship, and we are sure the US audience will love this mysterious and charming story”.