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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Welcome to Collinwood

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h22

Synopsis

Welcome to Collinwood, is a quirky comedy about a motley crew of down on their luck petty criminals who attempt to pull off the heist of a lifetime. When low life Pero is released from prison, he arrives back in seedy Collinwood, Ohio and, using key information he stole from his cellmate, sets out to achieve his  » bellini  » (local slang for the ultimate criminal score). He rounds up a group of Collinwood’s shadiest characters and maps out the perfect heist. But the plans go awry when Pero’s cellmate is released and wants the bellini for himself.

Directors

Anthony Russo

Anthony and Joseph Russo were born one year apart in a working class, Italian neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. The brothers grew up sons of a liberal politician during the 1970’s — a tumultuous political era that saw Cleveland become the first major American city to go bankrupt since the Great Depression. Welcome to Collinwood was influenced by the colorful ethnic rivalry and decaying industrial landscape that defined their hometown during their youth. Just prior to beginning film school, Anthony and Joe wrote, directed, produced, and Joe performed in, « Pieces. » Steven Soderbergh saw Pieces while attending the Slamdance Film Festival — he called the brothers a week later and offered to produce their next project. After Soderbergh partnered with George Clooney to form their production company « Section Eight », « Welcome to Collinwood » became the first film produced by the company.

Joseph Russo

Anthony and Joe Russo were born one year apart in a working class, Italian neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. The brothers grew up sons of a liberal politician during the 1970’s — a tumultuous political era that saw Cleveland become the first major American city to go bankrupt since the Great Depression. Welcome to Collinwood was influenced by the colorful ethnic rivalry and decaying industrial landscape that defined their hometown during their youth. Just prior to beginning film school, Anthony and Joe wrote, directed, produced, and Joe performed in, « Pieces. » Steven Soderbergh saw Pieces while attending the Slamdance Film Festival — he called the brothers a week later and offered to produce their next project. After Soderbergh partnered with George Clooney to form their production company « Section Eight », « Welcome to Collinwood » became the first film produced by the company.

George Clooney
Isaiah Washington
Jennifer Esposito
Luiz Guzman
Michael Jeter
Sam Rockwell
William H. Macy

Screenplay
Anthony Russo, Joseph Russo, adapté de ” I Soliti Ignoti ”

Image
Lisa Rinsler, Charles Minsky

Sound
Michael Chock

Editing
Amy Duddleston

Music
Mark Mothersbaugh

Set decoration
Tom Meyer

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