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Beasts of Prey

Country
Italy
Language
Italian
Genre
Psychological horror, psychological drama
Synopsis

Irene is a single rich woman, an art collector who lives a solitary existence. She has never been really happy, and becoming a mother is the only thing she's ever wanted. The day she finally sees her dream come true, she witnesses the tragical and brutal death of her new-born daughter, devoured by a feline predator in front of her eyes. That unbearable pain awakes a primordial side inside her, and she starts to develop a very unique animalistic behaviour that destroys her ordinary life. She will struggle to accept her new nature in order to build and protect her new idea of family.

Directors note

Andrea Corsini is a director and screenwriter. His works has been showcased at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Aesthetica (BAFTA Qualify), Rhode Island (ACADEMY Qualify), Triennale di Milano, Fantasia, BIFAN. He's been a selected director at Cannes Frontières, Milano Film Network, European Genre Forum.
In 2011, he wrote and directed the short film Non Nel Mio Giardino. In 2018, his experimental documentary Societas Mortis been premiered at Triennale di Milano. In 2019, he wrote and directed the short film Ferine that premiered at 76. Mostra del Cinema di Venezia International Critics Week. His filmography includes Ferine (short film, 2019), Mostra del Cinema di Venezia Int. Critic Week; Societas Mortis (short documentary, 2018) Triennale di Milano, Filmmaker; Swimming Pool Stranger Dream (experimental short, 2015) Trenton Art All Night Int. FF; Non Nel Mio Giardino (short film, 2011) I've seen films, Maremetraggio, Arcipelago.

Production company and producer:
EDI is a production company and the leading Italian VFX company. In 2021, EDI won the David di Donatello Award Best VFX for Rose Island (Netflix) and collaborates with the main Italian directors (G. Salvatores, G. Mainetti, M. Rovere, G. Muccino, S. Sollima). EDI realizes VFX for US and UK studios (HBO The Nevers, Jungle Cruise, American Gods).
In 2019, EDI produced Volare by Oscar-winning director G. Salvatores (Venice Film Festival) and the short film Ferine by Andrea Corsini (Venice Film Festival – Critic’s Week). In 2021, EDI produced Parole by U. Contarello.
EDI’s President Francesco Grisi is member of the Oscar Academy.
Giorgia Priolo is Head of Film and Series. She teaches Film Production at Milan Public Film School L. Visconti. She is a founding member of Women in Film Italy.

Original title
Beasts of Prey
Budget
2200000 €
Financed
710000 €
Director
Andrea Corsini
Screenwriter
Andrea Corsini
Producer
Francesco Grisi, Giorgia Priolo
Production
EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani
Contact name
Giorgia Priolo
Contact email
giorgia.priolo@effettidigitali.it
Contact web
www.effettidigitali.it
Contact address
EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani, Via G.B. Bertini 11 – 20154 Milan, Italy
Contact company
EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani