Case study

Saturno Contro

Saturn in Opposition is a 2007 drama directed by Ferzan Özpetek, which had its United States premiere at Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco on 20 June 2008. In spite of its great national success (it grossed around 8 million Euro), it was not met with a similar reception abroad. This is one of the films with the higher margin of difference between national and international success, distributed in at least two of the sample countries.

Ferzan Ozpetek
Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ambra Angiolini, Luca Argentero, Isabella Ferrari, Filippo Timi, Serra Yilmaz, Ennio Fantastichini
: R&C Produzioni [IT], Faros Film [IT], UGCYM [FR], AFS Film [TR], Medusa Film [IT] (in collaboration with), Eurimages [FR] (in collaboration with), Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) [IT (in collaboration with), Sky [IT] (in collaboration with)
Release date:
February 23, 2007
International releases:
Italy Feb 23, 2007
Turkey Apr 6, 2007
Czech Republic Jul 2, 2007 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Hungary Jul 5, 2007 (LMBT Fesztivál)
Poland Aug 5, 2007 (Film and Art Festival Two Riversides)
Denmark Sept 26, 2007 (CopenhaJan International Film Festival)
Spain Oct 5, 2007
United Kingdom Oct 22, 2007 (London Film Festival)
Argentina Nov 26, 2007 (Semana del Cine Italiano)
United Kingdom Apr 1, 2008 (London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival)
Germany June 5, 2008
Poland June 13, 2008
United States June 20, 2008 (San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival)
France Jul 9, 2008
United States Jul 13, 2008 (Maine International Film Festival)
Finland Aug 23, 2008 (Espoo Film Festival)
Brazil June 3, 2011
Filmcoopi Zürich [CH] – (2007) Theatrical
Medusa Distribuzione [IT] – (2007) Theatrical
PRO-FUN media Filmverleih [DE] – (2008) All media
Strand Releasing [US] – (2008) All media
Petrini Filmes [BR] – (2011) Theatrical
La5 [IT] – (2016) TV