[Updated with new poster art]
Though scarcely known outside of his native Italy - or even inside it, honestly - writer-director Lorenzo Bianchini remains, to my mind, one of the most intriguing talents in the region. The man simply has a gift for mood and character that results in some truly compelling work regardless of any budget limitations and his 2006 effort Custodes Bestiae
and his 2001 offering Lidris Cuadrade Di Tre
are personal favorites.
All of which adds up to a certain satisfaction coming with the news that Bianchini is now in post on a new feature titled Oltre Il Guado
(Across The River
). The story revolves around an ethnologist working in the remote woods, trapping animals and mounting cameras on them so that he can monitor their behavior remotely. The resulting recordings lead him to a remote village, the site of an ancient curse, where he is trapped due to heavy rain fall raising the level of the river and flooding out the only access.
Expect more from this one on ScreenAnarchy as it becomes available but for now we've got the first poster image from the film. Remember the title, it should be a good one. And take a moment to click the image in the gallery below to enlarge.
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