digitalcinemareport.com – Wed, 02/11/2009 – 19:00 — Nick Dager
Rumblefish has announced that it is handling post-production for Vivaldi the Red Priest a Liana Marabini film. Rumblefish managing director Massimo Germoglio edited the film which presents a rich new portrait of the famous and prolific Baroque composer from Venice. Vivaldi was a true star of the Baroque era and the details that Marabini brings to life in her new film illustrate his genius and charisma and his suffering says Germoglio. It’s a pleasure for us to apply our creative and technical skills to the finishing of a film that blends a beautiful landscape with inspiring music and the life of an intriguing and very important Italian artist. Based on a recently discovered 1711 manuscript that sheds new light on the life of Antonio Vivaldi the film speculates on a previously untold story about the Red Priest as the red-headed composer and ordained Catholic priest was known. The €5 million film written and directed by Marabini recounts Vivaldi’s relationship with a female doctor from Venice the birth of their son and the unexpected end of their affair. Shot in HD at locations in Turin Piedmont Emilia-Romagna Vienna and Paris the film is being processed in DI color corrected in 2K and finished with special effects by Rumblefish in anticipation of a March airing as a television series.