Case study

Gomorra

This is one of the three Italian films that matches five of the criteria used in our corpus: relevant success in all of the sample countries, present at major international film festivals, supported with Eurimages funding or MEDIA Program, taught in Italian cinema classes at international universities. Gomorrah also appears in the top five admissions of Italian films in all of the sample countries. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and it won five awards at the 2008 European Film Awards, including Best European Film. The film also represented Italy for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.

Director:
Matteo Garrone
Writer/s:
Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Roberto Saviano
Cast:
Toni Servillo, Ciro Petrone, Maria Nazionale, Gianfelice Imparato
Producer/s:
Fandango [IT], Rai Cinema [IT] (in collaboration with), Sky [IT] (in collaboration with), Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) [IT] (support), MEDIA Programme of the European Union [BE] (developed with the support of)
Release date:
May 16, 2008
International releases:
Italy May 16, 2008
France May 18, 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
Czech Republic Jul 6, 2008 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Poland Jul 21, 2008 (ERA New Horizons Film Festival)
France Aug 13, 2008
Belgium Sept 3, 2008
Canada Sept 7, 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Germany Sept 11, 2008
Austria Sept 12, 2008
Portugal Sept 18, 2008
Greece Sept 20, 2008 (Athens Film Festival)
Finland Sept 21, 2008 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
Brazil Sept 26, 2008 (Festival do Rio BR)
Denmark Oct 3, 2008
United States Oct 3, 2008 (New York Film Festival)
Canada Oct 4, 2008 (Edmonton International Film Festival)
United Kingdom Oct 10, 2008
Ireland Oct 10, 2008
Norway Oct 10, 2008
Brazil Oct 17, 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
United State sOct 18, 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
Japan Oct 20, 2008 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Greece Oct 30, 2008
United States Nov 2, 2008 (AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival)
Spain Nov 7, 2008 (Seville) (premiere)
Spain Nov 14, 2008
Egypt Nov 20, 2008 (Cairo International Film Festival)
Turkey Nov 21, 2008
Bulgaria Nov 28, 2008 (Kinomania)
Brazil Dec 19, 2008 (limited)
United States Dec 19, 2008 (Los Angeles, California)
Sweden Jan 9, 2009
Croatia Jan 15, 2009
Poland Jan 16, 2009
Israel Jan 22, 2009
Netherlands Jan 29, 2009
Finland Feb 6, 2009
United States Feb 13, 2009 (limited)
Serbia Feb 22, 2009 (Belgrade Film Festival)
Russia Feb 26, 2009 (limited)
Estonia Mar 6, 2009
Argentina Mar 8, 2009 (Pantalla PinaMar Festival)
Argentina Mar 12, 2009
Czech Republic Mar 12, 2009
Canada Mar 13, 2009 (Toronto)
Hong Kong Mar 23, 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Brazil Mar 25, 2009 (DVD premiere)
Hungary Mar 26, 2009 (Titanic International Filmpresence Festival)
Colombia Apr 3, 2009
Hungary Apr 9, 2009
United States Apr 10, 2009
Iceland Apr 17, 2009 (Green Light Film Festival)
Japan May 5, 2009 (Festival del Cinema Italiano Tokyo)
Romania May 8, 2009
Australia May 14, 2009
Uruguay June 5, 2009
New Zealand June 18, 2009
Mexico Jul 10, 2009
Lithuania Jul 17, 2009
Taiwan Jul 31, 2009
Canada Aug 4, 2009 (DVD premiere)
United States Nov 24, 2009 (DVD premiere)
Singapore Nov 26, 2009
Japan Oct 29, 2011 (Tokyo)
France Nov 3, 2011 (Villerupt Italian Film Festival)
Japan Mar 14, 2017 (Cinema Neo+Classico Italia)
Distributors:
01 Distribution [IT] – (2008) Theatrical | DVD
IFC Films [US] – (2008) Theatrical
Le Pacte [FR] – (2008) Theatrical
Optimum Releasing [GB] – (2008) Theatrical
Polyfilm Verleih [AT] – (2008) Theatrical
Prokino Filmverleih [DE] – (2008) Theatrical
Prokino Filmverleih [DE] – (2008) Theatrical
ABC Distribution [BE] – (2009) Theatrical
ABC Distribution [BE] – (2009) Theatrical
ABC Distribution [BE] – (2009) Theatrical
AFS Film [TR] – (2009) Theatrical
Alfa Films [AR] – (2009) Theatrical
Alfa Films [AR] – (2009) Theatrical
Alfa Films [AR] – (2009) Theatrical
Alfa Films [AR] – (2009) Theatrical
Alta Classics [ES] – (2009) Theatrical
Asociace Ceských Filmových Klubu (ACFK) [CZ] – (2009) (subtitled) Theatrical
Babilla Ciné [CO] – (2009) Theatrical
Cathay-Keris Films [SG] – (2009) Theatrical
Cinema Mondo [FI] – (2009) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2009) Theatrical
Eco Films [ES] – (2009) Theatrical
Filmcoopi Zürich [CH] – (2009) Theatrical
Filmtrade [GR] – (2009) Theatrical
Maywin Media [RU] – (2009) Theatrical
NonStop Entertainment [DK] – (2009) Theatrical
NonStop Entertainment [SE] – (2009) Theatrical
Orlando Films [IL] – (2009) Theatrical
Seville Pictures [CA] – (2009) Theatrical
Syrena Films [PL] – (2009) Theatrical
Canana Films [MX] – (2009) All media
Criterion Collection, The [US] – (2009) DVD | Blu-ray
Discovery Film & Video Distribution[HR] – (2009) All media
Entertainment One [CA] – (2009) DVD
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [AE] – (2009) (Middle East) All media
Homescreen [NL] – (2009) DVD
Homescreen [NL] – (2009) DVD
Madman Entertainment [AU] – (2009) All media
Pan Vision Oy [FI] – (2009) DVD | Blu-ray
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [AR] – (2009) DVD
Mermaid Film [JP] – (2011) Theatrical
Japan Community Cinema Center [JP] – (2011) Theatrical
Kinokuniya [JP] – (2011) Theatrical