Late competition entry: Luca Guadagnino's 'Bones and All'

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News 05 Oct 2022
Film Fest Gent has added Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All, starring Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, and Mark Rylance to its Official Competition, which now has a line-up of 13 features in total. Bones and All had its world premiere in Venice, where Guadagnino won the Silver Lion for best director and Taylor Russell the Marcello Mastroianni award for best young actor.
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The 49th edition of Film Fest Gent, which runs from 11 to 22 October, will screen Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, his first fiction feature after the critically acclaimed remake of Suspiria (2018). After turning him into a star with Call Me By Your Name (2017), the Italian filmmaker reunites with actor Timothée Chalamet for the second time. Chalamet appears in the film alongside Taylor Russell, who has been dubbed a revelation by critics. Composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - who were nominated for a World Soundtrack Award in Ghent last year with their music for Soul - provided the original score for the film.

Bones and All will have its Benelux premiere at Film Fest Gent in the Official Competition, which also includes, amongst others, Un beau matin (Mia Hansen Løve), Corsage (Marie Kreutzer), Pacifiction (Albert Serra), Saint Omer (Alice Diop) and Trenque Lauquen (Laura Citarella).


Bones and All is a story of first love that finds Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.

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Russell (Waves, The Heart Still Hums) and Chalamet (Oscar-nominated for Call Me by Your Name, Dune) star alongside Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water); André Holland (Passing, Moonlight); Chloë Sevigny (We Are Who We Are, American Horror Story); David Gordon Green (Halloween Ends, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent); Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Minority Report); Jake Horowitz (Adam Bloom, The Vast of Night); and Mark Rylance (Oscar winner for Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall).

The screenplay is by David Kajganich (Suspiria, A Bigger Splash), based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis. It is produced by Luca Guadagnino, Theresa Park, Marco Morabito, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Gabriele Moratti, Peter Spears and Timothée Chalamet. The executive producers are Giovanni Corrado, Raffaella Viscardi, Moreno Zani, Marco Colombo and Jonathan Montepare. Guadagnino is joined behind the camera by director of photography Arseni Khachaturan (Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), The Idol), production designer Elliott Hostetter (Beckett, Waves), editor Marco Costa (We Are Who We Are, Suspiria), costume designer Giulia Piersanti (Suspiria, Call Me by Your Name).

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents A Frenesy Film Company / Per Capita Productions production, in association with The Apartment Pictures / Memo Films, 3 Marys Entertainment / Elafilm / Tenderstories.

The film will be released in Belgium by Warner Bros Pictures on November 23rd.