when in Venice

year

2021

director

JUAN ZAPATA

Script

JUAN ZAPATA / BELLATRIX SERRA / PETER KETNATH

Producers

DOUGLAS LIMBACH / DAÉL LINKE / JUAN ZAPATA

Max and Maria are from different countries with contrasting traditions and life expectations.
She ́s from Brazil while he ́s from Germany. She ́s a pastry chef on her way to Venice to fulfill a lifelong dream and he ́s a successful business consultant who just recently realized that although his professional life has been a success, his personal life has been a complete failure.
If you were Max or Maria, would you spend a day in “the most romantic city in the world” with a complete stranger?

WHEN IN VENICE - 77 min./4k - ROMANce - original LANGUAGE : ENGLISH - subtitles: port / esp / italian - BRAZIL GERMANY COLOMBIA USA ITALY - 2021

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YEAR

2021

DIRECTOR

JUAN ZAPATA

script

JUAN ZAPATA / BELLATRIX SERRA / PETER KETNATH

producers

DOUGLAS LIMBACH / DAÉL LINKE / JUAN ZAPATA

Max and Maria are from different countries with contrasting traditions and life expectations. She ́s from Brazil while he ́s from Germany. She ́s a pastry chef on her way to Venice to fulfill a lifelong dream and he ́s a successful business consultant who just recently realized that although his professional life has been a success, his personal life has been a complete failure. If you were Max or Maria, would you spend a day in “the most romantic city in the world” with a complete stranger?

WHEN IN VENICE - 77 min./4k - ROMANce - original LANGUAGE : ENGLISH - subtitles: port / esp / italian - BRAZIL GERMANY COLOMBIA USA ITALY - 2021

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PETER KETNATH

Actor and producer born in Munich, Germany. He has worked on stage and in Cinema for over 25 years starring in films and primetime TV-series throughout the world. He is known for Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005) as well as the German series “SOKO Stuttgart” (2009 – Present) which he has played a lead role on since the first season. He has also worked on commercially successful and award-winning international projects in Russia, France and Brazil. In addition, Peter also began producing films in 2007, connecting international projects with his original market, Germany.

BELLATRIX SERRA

Bellatrix began her career in Theatre back in 1995 in Brazil. Her debut on TV was in 2008 in the series “Capitu” directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho. Her first feature “Cartas de Amor são Ridículas” was released in 2014, at the same time she began working for Rede Globo on the TV Series “Crazy About Them”(2012), “Questão de família”(2014-2017), “Merciless”(2014) and “Advogada do Diabo”(2016). In 2012, she received the Award for Best Actress at the Festival ARTD ́ECO de Cinema for the film “Faltam duas Quadras”(2011). Again in 2016, she received the Best Actress Award for her role in the film “702” (2016), at the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest. Her most recent feature film, an Argentine production called “Amando a Carolina” (2018), won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival del Cinema Latino Americano di Trieste in 2017.

PETER KETNATH

Actor and producer born in Munich, Germany. He has worked on stage and in Cinema for over 25 years starring in films and primetime TV-series throughout the world. He is known for Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005) as well as the German series “SOKO Stuttgart” (2009 – Present) which he has played a lead role on since the first season. He has also worked on commercially successful and award-winning international projects in Russia, France and Brazil. In addition, Peter also began producing films in 2007, connecting international projects with his original market, Germany.

BELLATRIX SERRA

Bellatrix began her career in Theatre back in 1995 in Brazil. Her debut on TV was in 2008 in the series “Capitu” directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho. Her first feature “Cartas de Amor são Ridículas” was released in 2014, at the same time she began working for Rede Globo on the TV Series “Crazy About Them”(2012), “Questão de família”(2014-2017), “Merciless”(2014) and “Advogada do Diabo”(2016). In 2012, she received the Award for Best Actress at the Festival ARTD ́ECO de Cinema for the film “Faltam duas Quadras”(2011). Again in 2016, she received the Best Actress Award for her role in the film “702” (2016), at the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest. Her most recent feature film, an Argentine production called “Amando a Carolina” (2018), won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival del Cinema Latino Americano di Trieste in 2017.

Colombian director and screenwriter currently based between Brazil and the United States. He studied direction and screenwriting at the EICTV in Cuba in 2001/2003. He was director of the State Institute of Cinema - RS in 2014/15. In Brazil he directed 5 documentaries for cinema, two TV series and two award-winning feature films: "Simone" (2013), which was commercially released in 6 countries, participated in 35 International festivals; and "Another Forever" (2016), commercially released in 8 countries and multi-awarded in places like Colombia and the USA. He is currently preparing to premiere the romantic comedy "When in Venice" (2021). His films have participated in prestigious festivals like San Francisco, Trieste, Cannes (WIP), Cartagena, Guadalajara, Mar del Plata, Gramado, Torino, Geneva and Bogotá. His productions have been comercialized on channels such as NETFLIX, FOX, Nat Geo, among others.

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YEAR 2013

Another-forever-locandina

YEAR 2016

POSTER - WHEN IN VENICE [ENG 2021]

YEAR 2021

Inspired by true events, “When in Venice” is the final film in a Trilogy about the feminine viewpoint in contemporary society from the perspective of director Juan Zapata and his team.The first being the award-winning drama “SIMONE” (2013), also based on a true story, this powerful feature confronts the protagonist ́s sexual diversity, inverting social concepts about sexuality and love. Next came the fictional feature, “ANOTHER FOREVER” (2016) of the same genre, which received 7 awards in the United States and Colombia. It approaches the subject of a middle-aged woman ́s struggle to overcome the devastating loss of her husband and the emotional challenges that follow.To complete the Trilogy is the romantic comedy, “WHEN IN VENICE” (2021) which confronts the emotional challenges of contemporary women, who no longer conform to traditional social roles. This film marks an artistic transition in the point of view the director, focusing on the emotional and sexual context of men in the face of the changing female roles in contemporary society.

THE CITY OF LOVE, DISCOVER VENICE

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Production Company with over 14 years of experience currently based in Los Angeles, USA; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and Medellín, Colombia. Specialized in the production, co-production, product service and distribution of feature films and documentaries. In their portfolio are the award-winning features “Another Forever” (2016) and “Simone” (2013), the documentaries “Substantivo Feminino” (2018) and “Elo Musica” (2018), “Ato de Vida” (2009), “Dança da Vida” (2007), “Fidelidad” (2004) among other shorts films, music vídeos, TV and web series. Zapata Filmes is about to release its latest feature, the romantic comedy “When in Venice” (2021) which was filmed entirely in Venice, Italy. In addition to that is the film “2 Shots” which approaches the subject of inadequate housing. This dramedy is in the final stages of pre-production and will be filmed in LA in 2022. Zapata Filmes productions have participated in over 147 festivals worldwide and have receiving 15 awards to date in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and the United States. All of which have been commercially distributed internationally and released on NETFLIX, FOX, Nat Geo, Direct TV, Canal UNO, TV Portugal, Looke, Mowies, Canal Brasil, among others.

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Cristiano Brum
Pablo Chasseraux
Luciana filchtiner figueiredo
edgar martÍnez loNdoÑo
andrÉ sittoni
eduardo bozzetto
david murillo r.
karina jury
rosa helena filchtiner figueiredo
luciano fontoura barros
bellatrix serra
alejandro millan

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