Friday, December 24, 2021

INTERNATIONAL THURSDAY: SEE MONICA BELLUCCI AS A WITCH IN BEFANA COMES AT NIGHT 2: ORIGINS MOVIE, SERGEI STRELNIKOV AS UKRAINIAN 18TH CENTURY HERO IN DOVBUSH EPIC MOVIE

  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
The prequel arrives December 30th
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
Monica Bellucci is sporting white hair in the movie
powerful Dolores (Monica Bellucci), a good witch who dedicates her life to children, saves Paola from an already lit fire. Between a magical apprentice- 
Herbert Balerrina also stars in the film next to Bellucci
ship, pursuits, incredible transformations and many, many, troubles, Paola will discover that destiny has something very special in store for her.
 

 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
Dovbush will arrive to cinemas next May
three centuries ago, but his history has become immortal.
  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
Sergei Strelnikov takes the lead role of Dovbush in the film
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.

4 comments:

  1. I always liked Monica Bellucci. I think the movie sounds like one I'd enjoy.

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    1. Italians always have a family blockbuster in cinemas at New Year's Eve, probably because it is bigger than Christmas here in Europe.

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  2. La Befana looks lovely! The colorful, magic smoke in the trailer is fun too.

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    1. Should be fun as it is done for the families and kids :)

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