Joe Pantoliano Heads Back to Italy in Official Trailer for 'From the Vine'
by Alex Billington
July 12, 2020
"If you build this vineyard in honour of your grandfather, it can become everyone's dream." Indiecan Ent. has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled From the Vine, adapted from the novel "Finding Marco" by Kenneth Canio Cancellara. This played at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy last year, and also stopped by the Napa Valley and Naples Film Festivals. The story follows a man who has an "ethical crisis" and returns to his hometown in rural Italy, where he finds new purpose reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, and figuring out a sustainable future for the small town nearby. Joe Pantoliano stars as Marco, with a cast including Paula Brancati, Marco Leonardi, Wendy Crewson, Tony Nardi, Tony Nappo, Franco Lo Presti, and Kevin Hanchard. This looks mostly harmless and drunk-on-wine fun, but it gets weird when the moon starts talkin'. This plays like an amusing Italy tourism video than a real hearty drama.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Sean Cisterna's From the Vine, direct from YouTube:
A downtrodden man named Marco (Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. Once there he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process… From the Vine is directed by Canadian producer / filmmaker Sean Cisterna, director of the films King of the Camp, Moon Point, Full Out, and Kiss and Cry previously. The screenplay is written by Willem Wennekers, adapted from the novel "Finding Marco" by Kenneth Canio Cancellara. This first premiered at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy last year. Indiecan Ent. will release Cisterna's From the Vine direct-to-VOD starting on July 10th this month. So who wants to watch?
Ah, Joey Pants. An old friend. We were in acting class together long, long before he got the TV version of From Here To Eternity and that started it all for him. Great guy. My 10 yr. old daughter loved him as he was so funny around her. Good memories. Good to see him still working and in a lead role. I would like to see this, of course, but when and how. Saw him last year. Ran into him at a gas station a block from my apartment. He insisted on buying me dinner. So off we went. Hardly ever see him now as he lives in Connecticut now. Still a great guy and funny and a lot like he is in his movies.
thespiritbo on Jul 12, 2020
Looks like something light ...
shiboleth on Jul 13, 2020
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