Mompracem was founded in 2016 by Antonio and Marco Manetti, known as Manetti bros., producer Carlo Macchitella and Beta Film. What bonds the group is their big passion for cinema.
Among Mompracem’s main goals is to offer opportunities to emerging directors and developing projects which combine entertainment and quality.
Mompracem’s main feature is a dynamic production, a genuine workshop of ideas, that operates and works outside the most traditional scheme, without losing sight of the main objective: the quality of entertainment.
Both directors and screenwriters, Marco e Antonio Manetti debut in 1995 with Consegna a Domicilio, an episode of the film DeGenerazione.
Their film Zora La Vampira (with Carlo Verdone e Micaela Ramazotti) is released in 2000, followed by Piano 17 (with Giampaolo Morelli), Paura 3D (with Francesca Cuttica e Peppe Servillo) and L’arrivo di Wang (with Francesca Cuttica and Ennio Fantastichini).
In 2013, with Song ‘e Napule (with Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli, and Serena Rossi) they received unanimous consent from the critics and public.
In 2017 their film Ammore e Malavita (with Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Claudia Gerini, Carlo Buccirosso and Raiz) was presented at the Venice Film Festival. The film won many awards such as the David di Donatello for the Best Picture. Their new film Diabolik (starring Luca Marinelli, Miriam Leone and Valerio Mastrandrea), an adaptation of the comic book by Angela and Luciana Giussani, will be released in December 2021.
The Manetti bros. have also directed television series, among others the cult series L’ispettore Coliandro.
Carlo Macchitella (Florence, 1952), already a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Florence, has been a RAI executive for 30 years, where he covered various roles. During the eighties and the nineties he was director of Cinecittà and the Istituto Luce. In 1999 he was nominated general director of Rai Cinema and chairman of 01 Distribution whose foundation and organization he has contributed. Since 2008 he is an independent producer.
Among the films produced, “La pecora nera” (by and with Ascanio Celestini, 2010), “Passione” (by and with John Turturro, 2011), “La fine è il mio inizio” (by Jo Baier, 2011), “Studio illegale” (by Umberto Cartenì, 2011), “La gente che sta bene” (by Francesco Patierno, 2013), “Ammore e malavita” (by Manetti Bros, winner of the David of Donatello for best film of 2017), “The end – l’inferno fuori” (by Daniele Misischia, 2017), “Tutte le mie notti” (by Manfredi Lucibello, 2018), “Letto n.6” (by Milena Cocozza, 2018) and several documentaries including “20 anni” (by Giovanna Gagliardo, 2011) and “Lettera al Presidente” (by Marco Santarelli, 2013).
“Diabolik”, the latest production, directed by the Manetti bros. is scheduled for release in 2021.
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