New York distributor Bond/360 has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to Franca: Chaos & Creation, about celebrated Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani.
Directed by Francesco Carrozzini, the film (pictured) recounts the story of the filmmakers’ mother who has singlehandedly challenged the global fashion industry with her iconic imagery and editorial direction.
The film – which is produced by LDM Comunicazione Production in association with Disarming Films – paints an intimate portrait of his mother’s career at the helm of Vogue Italia and her often-controversial magazine covers that have redefined the concept of beauty in fashion, art and commerce over the past 25 years, from the “Black Issue” to the “Plastic Surgery” issue.
Featured interviews include the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann and Courtney Love serve to pull the curtain back on Sozzani’s creative process, while peeking into her vulnerabilities past and present.
The sales agency will release the documentary in limited theaters in 2017, day and date with digital. A DVD release will follow.
Franca: Chaos & Creation held its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, and subsequently held screenings at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and AFI Fest, among others.
“This film has been a labor of love for me and a beautiful tribute to my mother,” said Carrozzini in a statement. “Partnering with BOND/360 will give audiences the opportunity to get to know her like I do and will inspire others to face controversy fearlessly, with grace and confidence.”
“Franca is one of those docs that reveals that pop culture is not without gravitas,” added BOND/360 COO Elizabeth Sheldon. “The film illuminates Franca’s influence beyond Italy and beyond the fashion world while also offering an intimate glimpse into a woman who is a taste-maker, a maverick and a mother.”