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Sky Original The Hanging Sun to close 79th Venice International Film Festival

July 26, 2022

Sky has announced that The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original, will close the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 10th. The Hanging Sun is directed by Francesco Carrozzini, and is produced by Italian production companies Cattleya and Groenlandia, alongside Sky Studios, Sky’s original programming arm across Europe.

Based on the novel Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø, this noir thriller is set amidst the rarefied atmospheres of the Norwegian summer where the sun never sets. Written by Stefano Bises, the film features performances from Alessandro Borghi (Devils), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Sam Spruell (The North Water), Frederick Schmidt (Angel Has Fallen), Raphael Vicas (Grantchester), with Peter Mullan (My Name is Joe) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

The Hanging Sun will air on Sky Cinema later this year.

The international distributor is NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios. The Italian theatrical distributor is Vision Distribution.

Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films, with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

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