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Lions Gate Nabs U.S. Rights to 2005 Venice Pic “Don’t Tell”

Lions Gate Nabs U.S. Rights to 2005 Venice Pic "Don't Tell"

Lionsgate announced today it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Cristina Comencini‘s Italian Oscar entry “Don’t Tell” (“La bestia nel cuore”). A Cattleya and Rai Cinema production, the film premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, where its female star, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, won the Volpi Cup for best female performance. “Don’t Tell” narrates the story of Sabina (Mezzogiorno), a young woman whose peaceful existence is shattered by a series of nightmares that open a window of memories to her inner world: her childhood, her family and the rites of a strict yet reassuring middle-class upbringing. Seeking answers, she flies to America to see her older brother Daniele (Lugio Lo Cascio), but quickly sees in his awkward relationship with his own children that he too has been traumatized. The deal was brokered by TF1 International. No U.S. release date was given. [Brian Brooks]

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