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The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original to close the 79th Venice International Film Festival

26/07/2022

Sky today announces that The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original will close the 79th Venice International Film Festival on 10 September 2022. The Hanging Sun is directed by Francesco Carrozzini, and is produced by leading Italian production companies Cattleya and Groenlandia, alongside Sky Studios, Sky's original programming arm across Europe.

Based on the novel Midnight Sun by Jo Nesb , this noir thriller is set amidst the rarefied atmospheres of the Norwegian summer where the sun never sets. Written by Stefano Bises, the film features performances from Alessandro Borghi (Devils), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Sam Spruell (The North Water), Frederick Schmidt (Angel Has Fallen), Raphael Vicas (Grantchester), with Peter Mullan (My Name is Joe) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original will air on Sky Cinema later this year.

The international distributor is NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios. The Italian theatrical distributor is Vision Distribution.

Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films, with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

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Following the launch of Sky Glass, we now offer customers our strongest ever line-up of products and services. As well as the new streaming TV with Sky inside and everything integrated, customers can enjoy the award-winning Sky Q with all your favourite channels and apps in one place, and with Sky Go you can now access an even better experience on your devices. Sky TV has new channels, new shows and new deals with Peacock, Paramount+ and more. Sky Mobile was voted Best Pay Monthly and Best Value Pay Monthly network by Uswitch, and with Sky Broadband we're offering our fastest speeds yet.

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Gangs of London and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional 3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, Sky Arts is the UK's only dedicated free-to-air arts channel making the arts accessible for everyone and Sky Sports, our leading sports broadcasting service, brings customers some of the biggest and best global sporting events from the Premier League to Formula 1 and everything in-between. Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

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