Netflix’s On My Skin is heading to the Venice Film Festival this month, and a new trailer gives us our first look at the Italian film.
The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years, the movie follows Stefano Cucchi, who was arrested for a minor drug-related offence. Behind bars, he suffers at the hands of Italy’s Carabinieri police and a broken legal system – and is then mysteriously found dead. In one week, a family is changed forever.
The film is directed by Alessio Cremonini and stars Jasmine Trinca, Alessandro Borghi, Paolo D Bovani. It joins a number of Netflix films premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, including Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, as well as the restoration of Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind.
On My Skin (Sulla Mie Pelle), though, is stirring some controversy on its home soil, as Italian cinemas are displeased with Netflix’s planned day-and-date release of the film. Unlike in France, where laws prevent such releases and a dispute with Cannes saw Netflix withdraw from that festival, day-and-date releases are permitted in Italy.
Lucky Red chief Andrea Occhipinti, who heads Italy’s distributors’ association, told La Repubblica (via Variety) that the industry must “face the windows issue”.
“There are new players, a new modality of seeing movies,” he said. “We want to prove that there is an audience that wants to see movies in theaters.”
Netflix will release the movie on Friday 12th September. Here’s the trailer:
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