Unearthed Films has acquired North American distribution rights to FRANCESCA, a new giallo film from the Argentinian brothers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti (Sonno Profondo, 2013). The film had its world premiere at SITGES Film Festival in October (2015).
“Francesca” was also acquired by Mad Dimension (Germany), Regia Films (Spain) and The Ecstasy of Films (France). The film is actually represented by United Kingdom based company Jinga Films.
It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl who everyone knew…
FILM FESTIVALS: SITGES 2015, MORBIDO 2015, ABERTOIR 2015, BUENOS AIRES ROJO SANGRE 2015, RAVENNA NIGHTMARE (ITALY) 2015, ZINEMA ZOMBIE FEST 2015 (COLOMBIA), FANTASPORTO 2016 (PORTUGAL), FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE PUNTA DEL ESTE 2016 (URUGUAY), IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (NETHERLANDS), NIGHT VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (FINLAND), CRYPTICON KANSAS CITY 2016 (US), FANTASPOA 2016 (BRAZIL)
AWARDS: BEST DIRECTOR (BUENOS AIRES ROJO SANGRE 2015), BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (TABLOID WITCH AWARDS – HOLLYWOOD INVESTIGATOR 2015), WEIRD VISIONS AWARD (RAVENNA NIGHTMARE 2015), BEST GIALLO FILM (CRYPTICON KANSAS CITY 2016)
Directed by: Luciano Onetti.
Produced by: Nicolás Onetti.
Written by: Nicolás Onetti, Luciano Onetti.
Starring: Raul Gederlini, Silvina Grippaldi, Luis Emilio Rodríguez, Gustavo D´Alessandro.
Production Company : Guante Negro Films.