Terrence Malick-Produced Costume Drama ‘The Book of Vision’ to Open Venice Critics’ Week (EXCLUSIVE)

Terrence Malick-produced English-language costume drama “The Book of Vision,” directed by Italy’s Carlo Hintermann, will open the Venice Film Festival’s independently-run Critics’ Week section on Sept. 3. (Watch an exclusive clip from the film above.)

Venice, barring complications, is set to be the first major international film event to hold a physical edition after the coronavirus crisis, with dates set for Sept. 2-12.

The high-concept pic — which toplines “Game of Thrones” star Charles Dance, Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek (“Outlander”), and rising Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason (“Borg/McEnroe”) — focuses on the history of the doctor/patient relationship told from the perspective of a female medical student named Eva (Verbeek).

Though it’s highly unlikely that Malick will show up in Venice, Hintermann said he is working on having the film’s cast present on the Lido to launch the hotly anticipated film, which is a three-way co-production between Citrullo and Rai Cinema for Italy, Belgium’s Entre Chien et Loup, and Luminous Arts in the U.K.

The Book of Vision to open the Venice Critics’ Week

The Book of Vision by Carlo S Hintermann (read the news) will officially open the 35th edition of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, the sidebar section organised by the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) within the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

The visionary work by Hintermann, his first fiction feature after a few documentaries, features executive production by Terrence Malick, and tells the story of a fascinating journey between past and present, life and death, the deepest sorrow and unconditional love. The film stars an international cast: Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Lotte Verbeek (BlacklistOutlanderBorgia), Sverrir Gudnason (Borg/McEnroe [+]), Isolda Dychauk (BorgiaFaust) and Filippo Nigro (The Goddess of Fortune [+]). The cinematographer is Jörg Widmer, one of the most celebrated in Europe, who has worked with Malick on five films, including his most recent, A Hidden Life [+].

The film is produced by Citrullo International and co-produced by Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium) and Luminous Arts Productions (UK) with RAI Cinema and the support of the Directorate General for Cinema and Trento Province.

‘The Book Of Vision’, Exec Produced By Terrence Malick, To Open Venice Critics’ Week

Carlo Hintermann’s English-language drama The Book Of Vision will open the 2020 edition of Venice Critics’ Week, the independent sidebar of the Italian festival which is pressing on with plans for a physical edition in September.

The film strs Charles Dance, Lotte Verbeek, Sverrir Gudnason, Isolda Dychauk and Filippo Nigro. Terrence Malick served as an executive producer on the project. Director Hintermann was a line producer on the Italian shoot of Malick’s 2011 pic The Tree Of Life.

The Book of Vision to open the 35th Venice Critics’ Week

The Book of Vision, visionary work by Carlo S. Hinterman, produced by Gerardo Panichi, Sébastien Delloye, Robin and Vera Monotti Graziadei and Rai Cinema, with Executive Production by Terrence Malick, will officially open the 35th edition of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, the sidebar section organized by the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) within the 77th Venice International Film Festival. 

Produced by Citrullo International and co-produced by Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium) and Luminous Arts Productions (UK) with RAI Cinema and the support of the Directorate General for Cinema and Trento Province, the film tells the story of a fascinating journey between past and present, life and death, the deepest sorrow and unconditional love.

The Book of Vision is interpreted by an international cast: Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Lotte Verbeek (The Black ListOutlanderBorgia), Sverrir Gudnason (Borg McEnroe), Isolda Dychauk (BorgiaFaustTwoGirls) and Filippo Nigro. The cinematographer is Jörg Widmer (A Hidden LifeBuena Vista Social ClubPina), among the most celebrated in Europe.