The April Universal Convention is the 44th edition of Sorrento Cinema Days, with a 2022 list that aims to dream and dream big.
As stated by Xavier Albert – General manager: “We strongly believe in the support of the room, our offer for 2022 is rich and strong because of our big dreams, which are the mantra of this price list.“
Massimo Proietti the marketing director, opens the dance of the great universal offer with a list that goes from thriller to action, from comedy to romantic to animation, with Sing 2 arriving just in time for Christmas, this year’s flagship film.
Here is the block dedicated to the thriller / horror:
Ambulance by Michael Bay, in theaters from February 24. A high-speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles. An ambulance escapes and three personalities collide. An action thriller with great protagonists.
Black phone by Scott Derrickson, in theaters from March 17. Set in Denver in the late 1970s, it tells the story of a boy kidnapped by a sadistic killer who has the face of Ethan Hawke. The young man will be helped by a disconnected black telephone, which begins to ring and gives hope to the protagonist. A perfect movie for Gen Z and fans of the genre.
The man of the North by Robert Eggers, in theaters from April 21. An epic thriller featuring a Viking prince seeking revenge for the murder of his father. A stellar cast which includes: Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe for an ambitious production, an extraordinary film never seen before.
Here is the price list dedicated to love:
The voice of love by Valérie Lemercier, in theaters from January 20. A film inspired by the life of icon Celine Dion, the growth path that takes her from a young woman with an extraordinary voice known the world over.
Marry me by Kat Coiro, in theaters from February 17. Perfect comedy for Valentine’s Day, it is no coincidence that there will be a special event on the day dedicated to lovers. A film about love, sociability and the star system with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
Here is the block dedicated to the dramatic / musical list:
Belfast by Kenneth Branagh, in theaters from March 3. Branagh looks at his childhood, his hometown and its contradictions through the eyes of his 9-year-old alter ego. A formidable cast for a trip in memory between black and white scenes and characters to be brought back to life. An award-winning film even before its release, which will be among the Oscar-eligible candidates. With Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Jude Hill and Judi Dench.
Downtown Abbey II – A New Era by Simon Curtis, in theaters from March 24. The famous Crawley Castle reopens its doors. The award-winning series, which already had a first film, will reunite creator Julian Fellowes with his family, his servants and new faces in this second installment. We are at the end of the 1920s, the world is about to change. How will they manage the arrival of the cinema, the change of location and the new sets? What we do know is that Lady Violet still holds the reins of the family!
Mrs. Harris goes to Paris by Anthony Fabian, in theaters from May 5. Based on Paul Gallico’s novel, he sees a woman fall in love with an expensive Christian Dior dress and do everything possible to fulfill her dream of owning it. A film about emancipation and the erasure of clichés with an all-female cast. Isabelle Huppert and Lesley Manville.
Here is the block dedicated to animation:
Too bad (The bad guys) by Pierre Perifel, in theaters from March 31. A new high-quality franchise, 5 super evil animals, the 5 most feared predators on the planet, tired of paying the consequences to be considered the villains of the situation, they want to become heroes and do good deeds. A film full of quotes and tributes to the most famous films, with a current and rhythmic soundtrack.
Jurassic World – The Estate by Colin Trevorrow, in theaters from June 9. Everyone dreams of seeing dinosaurs live, but if they lived among us, could we say we are safe? The answer is no. The film of the summer which brings together the legendary cast of the first film with the new protagonists.
Minions 2 – How Gru Becomes Despicable by Kyle Balda, in theaters August 18. The Minions are real pop icons now in the collective imagination, this film tells us the story of Gru and his evil childhood. A fantastic film with a release date designed for when the kids are coming back from vacation but not yet in school.