Films from FNE Partner Countries in Giornate degli Autori and Venice Immersive 2022

    Ordinary Failures by Cristina Grosan Ordinary Failures by Cristina Grosan photo: Xova Film

    VENICE: Cristina Grosan’s feature film Ordinary Failures has been selected for the 19th edition of Giornate degli Autori 2022, while Darkening by Ondřej Moravec and Sorella’s Story by Peter Hegedus will take part in the Competition of Venice Immersive.

    The psychological drama with sci-fi elements Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání is the sophomore feature by the Czech-based Romanian director Cristina Grosan. The story revolves around the lives of three strangers: a teenager, a young mother, and a woman in her early sixties, who cross paths during one day in which their city is rocked by mysterious explosions.

    The cast includes Taťjana Medvecká, Vica Kerekes and Beáta Kaňoková.

    This year, the Competition of Venice Immersive, the Extended Reality (XR) section of the Venice International Film Festival, includes the Czech/German short Darkening / Tmáni by Ondřej Moravec and the Australian/Hungarian/Swedish Sorella’s Story by Peter Hegedus.

    Darkening is a 3D CGI animated documentary in which Ondřej Moravec, who is also the protagonist, address depression and the ways to cope with it.

    Shot in Hungary, Sorella’s Story is an innovative 360 film that explores the story behind a photography of a group of Latvian Jewish women and 11-year-old Sorella, during the Holocaust in December 1941.  

    Giornate degli Autori will run 31 August - 10 September during the 79th Venice Film Festival. Venice Immersive will be held 30 August – 10 September 2022.

    Films from FNE Partner Countries in Giornate degli Autori:

    Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání (Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia)
    Directed by Cristina Grosan
    Produced by Xova Film
    Coproduced by Rosamont, Laokoon FilmgroupSuper film, the Czech Television (ceskatelevize.cz), in collaboration with ARTE G.E.I.E.
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the National Film Institute – Hungary (nfi.hu), Italy's MiBACT, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Prague Film FundEurimages, the Pilsen Region

    Films from FNE Partner Countries in Competition - Venice Immersive:

    Darkening / Tmáni
    Directed by Ondřej Moravec
    Produced by Frame Films
    Coproduced by Brainz Immersive
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Sorella’s Story (Australia, Hungary, Sweden)
    Directed by Peter Hegedus
    Produced by The Soul Visions Films

    Click HERE for the Giornate degli Autori lineup and HERE for the lineup of Venice Immersive.