The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Mick Jagger and Elizabeth Debicki, to close 2019 Venice Film Festival

The Burnt Orange Heresy, directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Capotondi, also stars veteran actor Donald Sutherland in a key role

Press Trust of India July 23, 2019 14:13:35 IST
The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Mick Jagger and Elizabeth Debicki, to close 2019 Venice Film Festival

Elizabeth Debicki and Claes Bang-starrer The Burnt Orange Heresy will be bringing the curtains down on the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

The heist thriller, also featuring rock legend Mick Jagger and veteran actor Donald Sutherland, is directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Capotondi, who is making a comeback to the famed festival after a gap of 10 years.

The Burnt Orange Heresy starring Mick Jagger and Elizabeth Debicki to close 2019 Venice Film Festival

A still from The Burnt Orange Heresy. Image from Twitter

Described as an "erotic neo-noir thriller", the film is about an irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) who hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki).

He's a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his ambition, whilst she's an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes.

They travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector Cassidy (Jagger). Their host reveals that he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Sutherland). He has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost.

The movie will be screened out of competition at the festival, the organisers said in a statement.

The Burnt Orange Heresy is produced by David Zander, David Lancaster, William Horberg. Scott B Smith has adapted the film's screenplay from the novel by Charles Willeford.

The 76th edition of Venice Film Festival will run from 28 August to 7 September.

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