Thanks to Rome-based production company Paco Cinematografica it’s now foreign films’ turn: we have our first look at The Best Offer (La Migliore Offerta) trailer in English.
Brought to the screen by the acclaimed Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), an English-language affair stars Geoffrey Rush, with Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland and Sylvia Hoeks as the supporting cast.
Shot all over northern Italy, Vienna and Prague this dead-serious fairy tale is worth watching for Rush’s ‘sensitive, never pandering performance as an effete master auctioneer who gradually discovers he has a heart’ and becomes obsessed with an extremely reclusive heiress who collects fine art (Hoeks).
The film was released in theaters on January 1st in Italy and talks for U.S. distribution with Sony Classics are in the advanced stages. The Best Offer will have a special gala screening at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival next month.
For now, check out the new clip.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A simple story featuring the human trajectory of a solitary, cultured man, no longer young, whose reluctance to engage with others is equal only to the unerring obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of art expert and auctioneer. Requested to handle the discharge of the artistic wealth of an old building, the antiques dealer finds himself in the middle of a passion that will change his grey existence forever. It can be defined as a film on art seen as the sublimation of love, but also a love story engendered by art.