Bones & All was this evening awarded two prizes at 79th Venice Film Festival. Luca Guadagnino winning the ‘Silver Lion Award for Best Director’ and the ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ for best young actor going to Taylor Russell in recognition of her lead role performance as Maren Yearly.

The film directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring next to Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet and Mark Rylance was produced by Fremantle’s The Apartment Pictures (the company created and led by Lorenzo Mieli), Frenesy Film Company (Luca Guadagnino), Per Capita Productions (Theresa Park), MeMo Films (Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti), 3 Marys Entertainment (Giovanni Corrado, Raffaella Viscardi), Elafilm, Tenderstories, David Kajganich, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears, Timothée Chalamet.

Bones & All will be distributed globally by MGM and by Vision Distribution in Italy and is set for theatrical release on 23rd November in the US.

Andrea Scrosati, Group COO and CEO Continental Europe, Fremantle, said:

I am incredibly proud to see Bones & All win both the Silver Lion Award for Best Director and the Marcello Mastroianni Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Huge congratulations to Luca Guadagnino, Taylor Russell, to Lorenzo Mieli and to all of our immensely talented team at The Apartment Pictures on creating such an exceptional film.

“Bones and All is a true piece of art, that the vision and unique talent of Luca Gadagnino created and made real.”

“These awards also underline Fremantle’s ambition in building our film business and the progress we have made in a short space of time. They follow our recent successes with The Hand of God, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, also by The Apartment, which won the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s 78th Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the Best International Feature Film at this year’s 94th Academy Awards and Le Otto Montagne from our label Wildside, which was awarded the Prix Du Jury at the recent 75th Festival de Cannes.”

“The past week has been incredibly special for the entire Fremantle family. We would like to also congratulate our brilliant teams at Wildside and Element Pictures who along with The Apartment Pictures have seen six films feature at Venice, L’immensità (Wildside), The Eternal Daughter (Element Pictures), Siccità (Wildside), two films Wildside supported in collaboration with Elsinore films: Amanda and Notte Fantasma, and of course, Bones & All (The Apartment).”

“Each of these special productions are unique and creatively diverse, but what they all have in common is creative freedom at their very heart. And this is why we pride ourselves in saying that Fremantle is The Place Creatives Want To Call Home.

In 2022, Fremantle will be in production on 30 films (up from eight just two years ago) as part of its ambitious growth plan in this area. As part of Fremantle’s strategy to partner with and collaborate with the world’s best talent, they have signed a number of agreements and made several acquisitions to bolster their global network of creatives. Recent deals in the scripted space include taking majority stakes in Element Pictures (The Favourite, Conversations With Friends, Normal People) and Lux Vide (Medici, Devils) as well as signing a 3-year deal with Oscar-winning actress and Director Angelina Jolie, to produce a slate of films, TV series and documentaries – the first feature film being Without Blood which has recently wrapped production in Italy.

The official trailer can be seen below:

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