Described as an "erotic neo-noir thriller", The Burnt Orange Heresy, which will play before the closing of the Venice Film Festival, is about an irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) who hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki).
Venice: The Italian American drama thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy, will bring down the curtains on the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki and Danush actro and musician Claes Bang portray the lead roles in the movie.
The movie also features rock legend Mick Jagger and veteran actor Donald Sutherland. It is directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Capotondi, who is making a comeback to the famed festival after a gap of 10 years.
Described as an "erotic neo-noir thriller", the film is about an irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) who hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki).
He's a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his ambition, whilst she's an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes.
They travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector Cassidy (Jagger). Their host reveals that he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Sutherland). He has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost.
The movie will be screened out of competition at the festival, the organisers said in a statement.
The Burnt Orange Heresy is produced by David Zander, David Lancaster, William Horberg. Scott B Smith has adapted the film's screenplay from the novel by Charles Willeford.
The 76th edition of Venice Film Festival will run from August 28 September 7.
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