The Burnt Orange Heresy

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Greek Premiere
Charismatic art critic James is putting his brains and looks on display to swindle attendees at his paid lectures. He soon hooks up with Berenice, an alluring fellow American touring around Europe, who joins him in a lavish Como estate. Their host, Machiavellian art collector Cassidy, who has long let go of unnecessary baggage such as morals, will set the wheels of fate in motion: he puts an illicit and too good to refuse offer on the table, meant to spiral down in chaos. A polished neo-noir thriller, full of twists and satirical swipes, where beauty and love are either plundered or sold.
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Direction: Giuseppe Capotondi
Script: Scott B. Smith, based on the novel by Charles Willeford
Cinematography: David Ungaro
Editing: Guido Notari
Sound: Alessandro Boscolo
Music: Craig Armstrong
Actors: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger
Production: MJZ, Wonderful Films, Rumble Films
Producers: David Zander, William Horberg, David Lancaster
Costumes: Gabriella Pescucci
Executive producer: Sienna Aquilini, Ayesha Walsh, Stephanie Wilcox, Dante Ariola, August Zander, Jon Shiffman, Jonathan Loughran, Alastair Burlingham, Charlie Dombek, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Fabrizio Donvito, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Alessandro Mascheroni, Peter Touche, Vaishali Mistry, Marie-Gabrielle Stewart, Peter Watson, Aris Boletsi
Sets: Totoi Santoro
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK, Italy
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 98´
Distribution in Greece: Odeon
Contact: HanWay Films,
Awards/Distinctions: Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award – Venice FF 2019

Giuseppe Capotondi

Giuseppe Caopotondi has directed more than 250 TV ads and music videos to date, winning several international awards along the way, including Cannes’ Golden Lion. Caopotondi’s first feature film The Double Hour premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival, winning the Best Actress Award. Caopotondi went on to direct two documentaries and several TV episodes for shows such as Epix’s Berlin Station, Netflix’s Suburra and ITV’s Endeavour. The Burnt Orange Heresy is his second feature.


1999 Skunk Anansie: Charlie Big Potato (short)
2006 Solomon | Solomon Island (doc)
2009 La doppia ora | The Double Hour
2019 The Burnt Orange Heresy