Case study

La bestia nel cuore

Don’t Tell is a 2005 film directed by Cristina Comencini, based on the novel written by the director/writer herself. It premiered at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Despite its significant success at home (866,994 admissions in Italy), the film attracted only very small audiences abroad.

Director:
Cristina Comencini
Writer/s:
Cristina Comencini, Francesca Marciano, Giulia Calenda
Cast:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessio Boni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Stefania Rocca, Angela Finocchiaro, Francesca Inaudi, Valerio Binasco, Giuseppe Battiston
Producer/s:
Cattleya [IT], Rai Cinema [IT], Babe Film [FR], Aquarius Films [GB], Alquimia Cinema [ES]
Release date:
September 8, 2005
International releases:
Italy Sept 8, 2005 (Venice Film Festival)
Italy Sept 9, 2005
France Oct 1, 2005 (Annecy Italian Film Festival)
France Oct 30, 2005 (Villerupt Italian Film Festival)
Spain Nov 6, 2005 (Seville Film Festival)
Spain Jan 13, 2006
Thailand Feb 23, 2006 (Bangkok International Film Festival)
United States Mar 17, 2006
Japan May 2, 2006 (Festival del Cinema Italiano Tokyo)
Italy June 2006 (Taormina International Film Festival)
Thailand June 8, 2006
Israel Jul 20, 2006
Greece Jul 27, 2006 (limited)
Turkey Aug 11, 2006
France Mar 28, 2007
Belgium Apr 18, 2007
Argentina Nov 24, 2007 (Semana del Cine Italiano)
Brazil Oct 16, 2008 (DVD premiere)
Hungary Dec 2, 2008 (TV premiere)
Distributors:
TF1 International [FR] – (2005) (sales)World-wide All media
01 Distribution [IT] – (2005) Theatrical
Melimedias [BE] – (2005) DVD | Video
Filmcoopi Zürich [CH] – (2005–2006) Theatrical
Lions Gate Films [US] – (2006) Theatrical
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore – (2006) DVD
Hollywood Entertainment [GR] – (2006) DVD