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Festivals & events

10 October 2007 à 13:02

Rome Film Fest unveils its line-up

The 2nd Rome Film Fest (Festa Internazionale di Roma) will be held from October 18 through 27. This young festival's quality programming puts it in the same league as established events.

A jury of around 50 international movie lovers, led by Danis Tanovic, will have the job of choosing between 14 films presented in competition, including The Second Wind by Alain Corneau (opening film) and The Vanishing Point by Laurent de Bartillat.

Aside from the Official Competition, around 10 films French productions and co-productions will be showcased in the various festival sections.
Cannes Film Festival President Gilles Jacob will pay tribute to Italian cinema with the presentation of a documentary about the screen star Anna Magnani. Jacob will also speak about the latest version of the collective film To Each His Cinema, a production commissioned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.
Also Out of Competition, the festival will pay tribute to the Franco-Chilean filmmaker Raoul Ruiz in a retrospective of 45 films, including his latest offering, La Recta Provincia.

The "Alice in the City" Section will feature On dirait que... by Françoise Maire,  In Mom's Head by Carine Tardieu, Un château en Espagne by Isabelle Doval, and the Franco-Mexican co-production Partes Usadas by Aaron Fernandez.

Gerald Hustache-Mathieu, Dominique Lienhard and Micha Wald will participate in the font New Cinema Network project, a co-production market highlighting auteur films, which will include screenings of Avril (April in Love), Müetter, and Voleurs de chevaux.

Along titles presented in world premieres at the event, we can mention the eagerly anticipated Youth Without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola (a minority co-production with Germany and Italy) and the sequel to Elizabeth: The Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett (a minority co-production with Great Britain).

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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