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Giuseppe Capotondi, Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki – The Burnt Orange Heresy #Venezia76

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The closing film of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Giuseppe Capotondi, Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki, director and actors of the film The Burnt Orange Heresy. 

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An interview with director Giuseppe Capotondi, whose latest feature, The Burnt Orange Heresy, closed the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Joining him on this chat are the two lead actors of the film: Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki. In this interview, Capotondi talks about what it was that interested him about the original source novel (Charles Willeford’s book of the same name), while Bang and Debicki talk about how it was they were able to get into their wonderfully enigmatic roles.

The Burnt Orange Heresy: The art world and the underworld collide in this elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller. Set in present day Italy, irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras hooks up with provocative and alluring American, Berenice Hollis. 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. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Joseph Cassidy. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist’s studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spends time with the legendary Debney, they start to realise that nothing about the artist nor their mission is what it seems. But James is a man of deep, lurking ambition and he will do anything, from arson and burglary to murder, in order to further his career.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Giuseppe Capotondi, Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki
  • Interviewee role
    director and actors
  • Film title
    The Burnt Orange Heresy
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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