Ingenious Showcases Three Films at the Venice and Toronto 2020 Film Festivals

Ingenious Media is proud to announce that three films produced by investee companies managed by Ingenious have been selected for the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.

  • The Duke: produced by Great Bison Productions, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren and Matthew Goode. In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. Read the Variety Review
  • The World to Come: produced by Panasper Films, directed by Mona Fastvold, starring Vanessa Kirby, Katherine Waterston and Casey Affleck. Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically. (In Venice Competition). Read the Variety Review
  • Falling: produced by Achille Productions, this is Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut, which he also wrote and stars in. The film explores the fractures and contrasts that make up a modern family, whilst being an intimate drama about a son’s relationship with his aging father, played by Lance Henriksen. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was one of this year’s Cannes Festival official selections and has been selected for the Toronto Film Festival. The film will also screen at the San Sebastian Film Festival where Viggo Mortensen will receive the prestigious Donastia Award in recognition of his career. Read the Variety Review