Officine UBU, founded in Milan by Franco Zuliani in 2001 as production company named UBU Film, after some documentaries, produced the Feature Films Fame Chimica (The Munchies) by Paolo Vari and Antonio Boccola, and La Spettatrice (The Spectator) by Paolo Franchi.
For these productions Franco Zuliani was awarded by F.I.C.E. ( Federazione Italiana Cinema d’Essai – Italian Art Cinema Federation) in 2004 as Best Producer of Quality Movies.
In 2006 UBU Film became Officine UBU, to expand its commercial potentiality starting the new Divisions of Theatrical and Home Video Distribution (In partnership with Sony PHE and Rai Cinema) pursuing the dream of combining commercial demands with high quality projects.
Among thr latest productions: Diciottanni – Il mondo ai miei piedi (Eighteen – The world at my feet) by Elisabetta Rocchetti – Feature Film. With Marco Rulli, Elisabetta Rocchetti, G-Max, Alessia Barela, Rosa Pianeta, Nina Torresi.; (in)costante movimento, a documentary about Berlin, dealing with music, past and future of the new European Capital of Culture.
Among the teathrical releases: Pollo alle Prugne (Chicken with Plums) by the director of Persepolis Marjane Satrapi; This is England by Shane Meadows, winner of BAFTA Award for Best Film and Special Jury Prize at Rome International Film Festival; Yattaman – Il film (Yatterman) by Takashi Miike; Non è ancora domani (La Pivellina) by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, Austria Academy Awards candidate for Best Foreign Film; Genova by Michael Winterbottom starring Colin Firth; 24 Hour Party People, also by Michael Winterbottom, In competition at Cannes Film Festival; Tideland by Terry Gilliam, starring Jeff Bridges; Solo un bacio per favore (Shall We Kiss?) by Emmanuel Mouret, with Virginie Ledoyen, Stefano Accorsi; RIZE by David LaChapelle; Berlin Calling by Hannes Stöhr, with Paul Kalkbrenner.
In 2012 Officine UBU’s team grows and increases the presence on the film market by relaunching its image and acquiring new important features, always in the mark of quality: Detachment, from the director of American History X Tony Kaye, with Adrian Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Lucy Liu; 2 Days in New York by Julie Delpy, with Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Vincent Gallo, which premiered at Sundance 2012; Elles, by Malgorzata Szumowska, starring Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, in competition at the Berlinale – Panorama in 2012; Monsieur Lazhar by Philippe Falardeau, Academy Awards Nominee as Best Foreign Film; E la chiamano estate (They Call it Summer) by Paolo Franchi with Jean-Marc Barr, Isabella Ferrari, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Luca Argentero, Filippo Nigro, Eva Riccobono.