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Tempesta was founded by Carlo Cresto-Dina in 2009, after years spent producing films under the umbrella of major production houses in Italy and London. Tempesta has produced all of Alice Rohrwacher's feature films (Corpo Celeste, Quinzaine des Realisateurs Cannes 2010, The Wonders, Jury Grand Prix Cannes 2014, Happy as Lazzaro, Best Script Cannes 2018, La Chimera, Cannes 2023 International Competition), as well as the short films De Djess (Prada Women's Tales 2015) and Le Pupille (Disney 2022 nominated for an Oscar in 2023). Tempesta also produced all the feature films by Leonardo Di Costanzo The Interval (Venezia 2012), The Intruder (Quinzaine des Realisateurs Cannes 2017), and The Inner Cage (Venezia 2021). In addition to these, Tempesta has produced numerous films by young European authors like Chiara Bellosi, Lea Todorov, and Irene Dionisio, selected and awarded at the most important international festivals. Tempesta's most recent production is Gloria! the debut film by singer Margherita Vicario premiered in the International Competition in Berlinale 2024. TV projects include Love Club (Amazon 2023) and Studio Battaglia, an adaptation of the BBC series The Split for RAI. Tempesta UK, the London branch of Tempesta, produced Wildfire, the debut film of Irish director Cathy Brady (Toronto 2020).

Tempesta’s staff include Manuela Melissano (producer, head of finance), Valeria Jamonte (producer, head of development), Ilaria Malagutti (fundraising and applications) Chiara Di Mase (assistant), Susanna Calvani (administration), Eleonora Piquereddu (development).









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Format:                 Feature Film

Director:               Chiara Bellosi

Screenplay:           Chiara Bellosi

Cast:                      Daphne Scoccia, Bianca Leonardi, Sarah Short, Nicola Rignanese, Giovanni Anzaldo, Andrea Lattanzi,                                            Roberto Sbaratto, Simone Moretto

An ordinary day in an Italian court of law. At the heart of the big courthouse, a young defendant is on trial, his accomplice murdered by the owner of the gas station they tried to rob. There is the ritual, the jargon, the robes. As spectators, we see the witnesses, the evidence, the questionings, but there is more. Out of the courtroom, the halls are swarming with people as daily life carries on as usual, noisy and chaotic. The families of the victims and defendants alike, waiting out.

Berlinale 2020 (Best First Feature Award - nominated, Generation 14plus Best Film - nominated)
Bosphorus Film Festival 2020 (Best Director - won)
Annecy Cinema Italien 2020
Denver Film Festival 2020
Festival del Cinema di Roma - Alice Nella Città 2020
Castellinaria Festival Del Cinema Giovane 2020 (Utopia Award - won)


Format:            Feature Film

Genre:              Drama, Fantasy

Director:          Alice Rohrwacher

Screenplay:      Alice Rohrwacher

Cast:                 Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani, Agnese Graziani, Natalino Basso, Tommaso Ragno, Sergi                             López, Nicoletta Braschi. 

The story of Lazzaro, not yet twenty years of age and so good-natured he seems stupid, and Tancredi, as young as Lazzaro but spoiled and arrogant, is the story of a friendship. A true friendship that blossoms amidst deceptions and lies: two young men meet in a time that appears to be the distant past but isn’t, and become friends during the course of a pretend kidnapping in a village where a corrupt bailiff and a fake priest stage a world that no longer exists. A joyful and youthful friendship, the first of its kind for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious to him that, like Lazzaro himself who does not age, it passes intact through time and at the end of the “Great Deception” takes Lazzaro to the city, a vast and empty city, like a present-day metropolis, to look for Tancredi.

Cannes 2018 (Best screenplay - won, Palme d’Or - nominated)
Chicago International Film Festival (Best Feature - won)
European Film Awards 2018 (European University Film Award - won, European Film -nominated, European Screenwriter - nominated)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 (IFFR Youth Jury Award - won)
Busan International Film Festival 2018, Saint Jordi Awards 2019 (Best Foreign Film -won)
Italian Film Festival in Bangkok 2019
Tromsø International Film Festival 2019 (Aurora Award - won, Faith in Film Award - won), David Di Donatello (Best Producer, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design - nominated)


Format:                 Feature film

Genre:                    Drama

Director :               Leonardo Di Costanzo

Screenplay :           Maurizio Braucci, Bruno Oliviero, Leonardo di Costanzo

Cast :                      Raffaella Giordano, Valentina Vannino, Martina Abbate, Anna Patierno, Flavio Rizzo, Marcello Fonte,                                             Riccardo Veno, Christian Giroso     

A tale of conflict and danger set in present-day Naples. Like a modern Antigone, a social worker on the frontline of the daily war against criminal mentality is confronted with a moral choice that can destroy the sense of her work and her life forever

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes 2017
Cairo International Film Festival 2017 (Best Film - won)
Golden Globes Italy 2018 (Best Film - won)
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2018 (Best sound- won, Best screenplay - nominated)
Filmfest Munich (Cinemasters - won)
Italian Film Festival San Paolo (won)

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