Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky, and Fading Gigolo, directed by John Turturro, will be screened as International Premières on the opening and closing night of the 5th Bif&st edition. The Bari International Film Festival, chaired by Ettore Scola and both created and directed by Felice Laudadio, will be held 5th to 12th April, 2014.
Noah will have its absolute Italian Première at the Teatro Petruzzelli on April 5th. Written, directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky, and starring Academy Award Winner ® Russell Crowe as the biblical patriarch Noah, the movie is a cinematographical adaptation of the archetypal story of courage, sacrifice and hope, regarding the Ark. The italian theatrical release of the movie, distributed in Italy by Universal Pictures International Italy, and in the United States by Paramount Pictures, is scheduled for April 10th.
Fading Gigolo will be the final event of the festival, and it will be screened during the closing soiree of April 12th. Directed by John Turturro, and, together with Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, starring Turturro itself amongst the interpreters – the movie tells the story of Fioravante (Turturro) who, pushed by his friend Murray (Allen), enters the oldest profession in the world and becomes a gigolò. The italian theatrical release of the movie, distributed by Lucky Red, is scheduled for April 17th.
The six other International Premières and the General Programme of the Bif&st 2014 will be revealed during an upcoming press conference on March 20th.