Amber Heard is scheduled to make her first film promotion appearance in quite some time at the 69th Taormina Film Festival for the international premiere of In The Fire. The event will take place in Taormina, Italy.
Along with the film’s director Conor Allyn and one of her co-stars, Eduardo Noriega, Heard will be in Sicily for the shoot. On June 24th, the movie will have its first screening at the Teatro Antico di Taormina. Sicily will host the event from June 23rd through July 1st, 2023.
The Fire is being billed as a supernatural thriller, with Heard playing a pioneering psychiatrist who attempts to cure a troubled youngster at a period in history when psychiatry was not yet recognized as a respectable scientific field. In 1899, the plot of the movie followed an American psychiatrist who is 38 years old and comes to a wealthy farm in Colombia after being asked to handle the issue of a troubled kid.
The youngster has been accused of being the devil, and the charges have been more vital. While the lady attempts to psychoanalyze the youngster, the bad things get more severe, and her “cure” becomes a race to rescue the small boy from the wrath of his fellow people and maybe even from himself.
Allyn’s previous works include the western No Man’s Land, produced by IFC Films and starred Frank Grillo, George Lopez, and Andie MacDowell. Additionally, Allyn was the director of the original Netflix film Walk. He was the executive producer of Ride. Rodeo, and he was also a producer on the movie I’m No Longer Here.
It will be the first picture that Heard promotes after her court struggle with Johnny Depp, her former spouse. At this point, Heard’s primary focus is on advancing her career in the film industry.
Barrett Wissman, who was recently named Executive and Co-Artistic Director of the festival, made the program announcement for the 69th Taormina Film Festival earlier this month. Additional screenings and activities will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks.
After several relatively quiet years, the event, which has a long history as one of Italy’s most important festivals, plans to stage a return. La Dolce Vita, The Godfather, Braveheart, Mission Impossible, Inglourious Basterds, and many other films have all had their world premieres in the past.
The Italian premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which was directed by James Mangold and starred Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, and Mads Mikkelsen, is one of the films that will be shown at Taormina.
Other films on the Taormina slate include: Also on the schedule is the film The Worst Days, which was directed by Edoardo Leo and Massimiliano Bruno; the world premiere of Billie’s Magic World, which was directed by Francesco Cinquemani and featured Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Valeria Marini, Mia McGovern Zaini, Soraya Azzabi, and Elva Trill; the international premiere of the Sundance picture Divinity, which Eddie Alcazar directed; the world premiere of
A career retrospective on John Landis, as well as one on Willem Dafoe and filmmaker Abel Ferrara, will also be shown during the festival, and it will include screenings of all seven films that the two of them collaborated on. In addition, as part of Warner Bros.’s commemoration of its 90th anniversary, 25 of the studio’s best films from the previous 90 years will be shown in Taormina.
Pavarotti Forever is the festival’s opening gala, and it will be held in the Teatro Antico di Taormina. Proceeds from the event will go to the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation.
The evening will consist of distinguished guests and luminaries from both the world of opera and pop music and highlights from performances and films filmed throughout the years. A gala evening of short films will be selected by Bella Thorne and curated. ~ Amber Heard In The Fire