Luca Guadagnino to hold an 'In Conversation' during upcoming Red Sea IFF

The renowned Italian-Algerian director will participate in an intimate In-Conversation ahead of a special screening of his latest film, the cannibal love story 'Bones and All' at this year’s edition of the Jeddah-based festival.
Luca Guadagnino to hold an 'In Conversation' during upcoming Red Sea IFF

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the MBC GROUP, today announced that renowned director Luca Guadagnino will participate in an intimate In-Conversation, to be held on December 2 at VOX Cinemas Red Sea Mall.

The chat will see the Academy Award-nominated Italian-Algerian director discuss his luminous career to date, including his films A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name and Suspiria. There will be a particular focus on his latest film Bones and All, starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, which will screen that evening at the festival. 

Bones and All, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival back in September, tells the story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society and enjoys taking a bite out of her friends once in while, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter. Russell and Chalamet lead an ensemble cast that includes Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper, Jake Horowitz and Mark Rylance. For Bones and All, Guadagnino was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director in Venice this year.

The screenplay is by David Kajganich, based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis. Bones and All is an MGM Studios (an Amazon company) acquisition and is distributed by United Artists Releasing in the U.S., Vision Distribution in Italy, and Warner Bros. Pictures in the rest of the world.

Red Sea IFF CEO Mohammed Al Turki said:  “With each successive film that he makes, Luca Guadagnino continues to defy expectations and push the boundaries of storytelling and filmmaking. His latest, Bones and All, is a testament to the dedication he has for his craft and the drive he has to expand his audiences’ minds. We could not be more honored to host such a trailblazing director, and film at the Festival, as we continue to highlight pioneering talent and ground-breaking international films.”

The Festival is set to run from December 1 — 10 and will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages from both established and emerging talent.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the talk and the film, check out the RedSeaIFF website.

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