EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has boarded The Incredible Story Of Rose Island (LIncredibile Storia DellIsola Delle Rose), a comedy feature from Sydney Sibilia, director of the successful Italian franchise Smetto Quando Voglia. Production began in September on the movie thats based on the true story of engineer Giorgio Rosa and the independent micronation he founded in 1968 off the Rimini coast outside Italian territorial waters.
This is part of Netflixs overseas drive under VP of International Film David Kosse who joined in March to focus on making and acquiring significant non-English language titles with worldwide appeal. Shooting will take place in Rome, Malta, Rimini and Bologna.
The Incredible Story Of Rose Island is co-written by Sibilia and Francesca Manieri. A Netflix original film produced by Groenlandia, it stars Elio Germano as Giorgio Rosa with Matilda De Angelis, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Luca Zingaretti, François Cluzet (Intouchables), Thomas Wlaschiha (Game Of Thrones), Leonardo Lidi, Alberto Astorri and Violetta Zironi co-starring.
Producer Matteo Rovere says, “This movie is something unique and ambitious, not only because it narrates a crucial event in our country which only few people remember, but also because it focuses on universal ideals and topics. Its a story about freedom, brotherhood, sharing, which resonates with everybody. Thats why we are proud to have such an important international partner supporting this challenging movie, produced on a scale rarely seen in our countrRead More – Source