BEFANA COMES AT NIGHT 2
MONICA BELLUCCI AS A WITCH
Two non English movies for you today as Hollywood is in its prefestive slumber: a prequel to La Befana movie from 2018 BEFANA COMES AT NIGHT 2: THE ORIGINS will arrive to Italian cinemas a day before New
Year's Eve. Monica Bellucci takes the lead role of Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5). Little Zoe Massenti plays Paola, an XVIII century street girl, scam always looking for trouble, who inadvertently finds herself hindering the plans of the terrible Baron De Michelis (Fabio De Luigi), a hunchback always escorted by the trusted and mistreated Marmotta (Herbert Ballerina), with a boundless thirst for power and a boundless hatred of witches. The intervention of the sweet and
powerful Dolores (Monica Bellucci), a good witch who dedicates her life to children, saves Paola from an already lit fire. Between a magical apprentice-
ship, pursuits, incredible transformations and many, many, troubles, Paola will discover that destiny has something very special in store for her.
|The prequel arrives December 30th|
|Monica Bellucci is sporting white hair in the movie|
|Herbert Balerrina also stars in the film next to Bellucci|
DOVBUSH HISTORICAL EPIC
UKRAINE'S MOSTEXPENSIVE FILM
Meanwhile, over in Ukraine we have historical adventure arriving to cinemas next May. DOVBUSH is a large scale epic movie about a unique Ukrainian hero, who gave his life for the freedom of his people more than
three centuries ago, but his history has become immortal.
|Dovbush will arrive to cinemas next May|
The events of the film unfold in the Carpathians at the beginning of the 18th century. The brutal rule of the Polish gentry forces the Hutsuls to flee to the mountains. Two brothers, Oleksa (Sergei Strelnikov) and Ivan Dovbush (Aleksei Gnatkovsky), are outlawed. In search of revenge for the murder of their parents, the brothers become enemies to each other. One wants money, the other – justice. The Hutsuls start an uprising led by Oleksa. The gentry does everything possible to destroy Dovbush, but he manages to outwit them. Since then, the legend of the Carpathian knight has
been living and inspires
generations of those who are fighting for the freedom of their native
land. More than 1000 costumes were made for the movie with more than 600
people taking part in the production with more than twenty historically
accurate sets being made for the movie.
|Sergei Strelnikov takes the lead role of Dovbush in the film|