2022 Ischia Film Festival - Screening July 2nd
FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION
Across the river and into the trees
We are in the second post-war period; US Army Colonel Richard Cantwell, haunted by the ghosts of the front, is a true hero who faces, stoic, the changing implications of his trauma. Determined to spend a weekend in quiet solitude, he requisitions a military vehicle to visit the places of his memories of him in Venice. As Cantwell's plans begin to unfold, a chance encounter with a gorgeous young woman rekindles a spark of hope in him. Based on Ernest Hemingway's latest novel published while the author was alive, ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES captures a fleeting moment of immortality in still time. The story contains Hemingway's great themes: love, war, youth, the passing years.
Paula Ortiz Álvarez is a Spanish director and screenwriter. Her debut film De tu ventana a la mía is from 2011. With her second feature, La novia from 2015 by Federico García Lorca, she garnered 12 Goya Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
|CAST||Liev Schreiber, Matilda De Angelis, Josh Hutcherson, Laura Morante and Danny Huston|
|PRODUCERS||Robert K MacLean, Michael Paletta, John Smallcombe|
|CO PRODUCER||Andrea Biscaro|
|PRODUCTION DESIGNER||Jose Tirado|
|EDITORS||Stuart Baird and Kate Baird|
|LANGUAGE:||English and Italian|
|PLACE OF PROJECTION:||Piazza d’Armi|
|LOCATION:||Venice, veneto region, Italy|