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Francesco Virga

Francesco Virga




Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2017


Francesco Virga has produced several films and feature documentaries, among them: Federica Di Giacomo's LIBERAMI (LIBERA NOS), Lion for Best Film in Orizzonti/Venezia FF 2016; Alina Marazzi's UN'ORA SOLA TI VORREI (Jury Special Mention in Locarno FF 2002); ALL ABOUT YOU (Golden Camera in Roma FF 2012) and WE WANT ROSES TOO (David di Donatello nominee 2008); Leonardo Di Costanzo's L'AVAMPOSTO and Vincenzo Marra's THE BRIDGE. He's currently developing features and docs by Abel Ferrara, Maurizio Braucci, Alina Marazzi.

company profile

Milan-based MIR Cinematografica was founded in 2005 and has produced several internationally awarded and acclaimed feature films and creative documentaries. Recently MIR produced the feature IL SOGNO DI FRANCESCO (BROTHERHOOD) by Arnaud Louvet in co-production with Aeternam Films (F), the feature documentary LIBERAMI (LIBERA NOS) by Federica Di Giacomo in coproduction with Opera Film (F) - Lion for Best Film in Orizzonti/Venezia 2016 and shortlisted as European Documentary in EFA 2017 - and the creative documentary ANNA PIAGGI, UNA VISIONARIA (A VISIONARY) by Alina Marazzi, in co-production with Venturafilm (CH). In 2014, MIR produced I PONTI DI SARAJEVO (THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO) the omnibus film with episodes by Jean Luc Godard, Sergej Loznitsa, Ursula Meier, Leonardo di Costanzo, Cristi Puiu, Vincenzo Marra, Aida Begic and others - official selection in Cannes FF and opening film at Sarajevo FF 2014.
Currently in development are the features LA RAGAZZA DEI SOGNI (THE DREAM GIRL) by Maurizio Braucci, in coproduction with F&ME Ireland (IRL) and PADRE PIO by Abel Ferrara.