‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ With Elizabeth Debicki & Mick Jagger Will Close 2019 Venice Film Festival

The Playlist | 7/22/2019 | Gregory Ellwood
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The 2019 Venice Film Festival has an opener in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth.” We won’t learn what the rest of this year’s competition slate is until later this week, but today we learned what will close the festival, Giuseppe Capotondi’s “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

Adapted from Charles Willeford’s 1971 novel, the feature stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland. The screenplay is by Scott Smith who is best known for his 1993 novel “A Simple Plan” which was adapted into an acclaimed 1998 film directed by Sam Raimi.

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According to the festival, “Heresy” is set in contemporary Italy where an “irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki). He’s a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his ambition, whilst she’s an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of a powerful art collector, Cassidy (Jagger). Their host reveals he is the patron of...
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