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First Australian-Italian co-pro funded

Writer-director Ruth Borgobello is casting her debut feature, a cross-cultural romantic drama set in northern Italy.

Remarkably, The Space Between will be the first official co-production between Italy and Australia since the two countries signed a treaty in 1996. worked really hard to develop this relationship and have created a very strong network here that we hope to carry into further projects,. the Melbourne-based Borgobello told If via email from Italy, where she is scouting locations.

Flavio Parenti (To Rome with Love, I am Love ) will play the lead, Marco, a 35-year-old who has a dispiriting job at a factory in Udine despite his skill as a chef, amid the deepening economic crisis in Italy.

Eschewing real love, he passes his time in an empty relationship. After his best friend Claudio is killed in a car accident, he tries to keep Claudio.s struggling bookshop business alive. Then he encounters Olivia,

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