Sony Pictures Classics released the trailer for Guiseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy, based on the novel by Charles Willeford, and starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland.
The film premiered as the closing night film at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, where Capotondi, Jagger and Sutherland won the Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award. The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sony Classics will release Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Hersey in select US theaters on March 6th, 2020.
Charming and ambitious art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) has fallen from grace. He spends his days in Milan lecturing witless tourists about art history. His only glimmer of hope is a new-found love interest, the enigmatic American, Berenice (Elizabeth Debicki). An opportunity strikes when he is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger), who summons James to his villa on Lake Como and asks him to steal a painting from the legendary reclusive artist Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Soon, James’ greed and ambition get the better of him, and he finds himself caught in a web of his own making.