Unearthed Films has acquired North American distribution rights to FRANCESCA, a new giallo film from the Argentinian brothers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti (Sonno Profondo, 2013). The film had its world premiere at SITGES Film Festival in October (2015).
“Francesca” was also acquired by Mad Dimension (Germany), Regia Films (Spain) and The Ecstasy of Films (France). The film is actually represented by United Kingdom based company Jinga Films.
FRANCESCA has won the following awards: BEST DIRECTOR (BUENOS AIRES ROJO SANGRE 2015), BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (TABLOID WITCH AWARDS – HOLLYWOOD INVESTIGATOR 2015), WEIRD VISIONS AWARD (RAVENNA NIGHTMARE 2015), BEST GIALLO FILM (CRYPTICON KANSAS CITY 2016).
It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl who everyone knew…