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The Rome Film Festival has revealed its line-up of features, including 12 world premieres among 18 competition titles.
The festival, which runs from Nov 8-17, will include 71 features in the official selection as well 11 medium-length films and 19 shorts.
A total of 1,542 features and 1,078 short films were submitted from 76 countries, according to the festival.
The competition (‘Concorso’) films include:
Wp = World Premiere
IP = International Premiere
ItP = Italian Premiere
Another Me, Isabel Coixet (Spain-uk) Wpi Am Not Him, Tayfun Pirselimoglu (Tur-Fra-Gre-Ger) WPForeign Bodies, Mirko Locatelli (Italy) WPDallas Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallée (Us) ItPSheep’s Clothing, Paulo Morelli (Brazil) IPAcrid, Kiarash Asadizadeh (Iran) WPHer, Spike Jonze (Us) IPBlue Sky Bones, Jian Cui (China) WPManto Acuífero, Michael Rowe (Mexico) IPThe Mole Song, Takashi Miike (Japan) WPOut Of The Furnace, Scott Cooper (Us-uk) IPQuod Erat Demonstrandum, Andrei Gruzsniczki (Romania) WPSeventh Code, Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan »
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Rome Film Festival topper Marco Mueller has unveiled a rich lineup mixing crowdpleasers with more esoteric fare and comprising recent standout titles but also many world preems, including new works by Jonathan Demme, Isabel Coixet, and U.S. multi-hyphenate Mark Turtletaub’s first feature “Gods Behaving Badly.”
The U. S., Asia, and Italy feature prominently with plenty of newcomers playing alongside known names and a robust roster of stars that should keep the paparazzi happy.
“Gods Behaving Badly,” a comedy about Greek gods living in contempo New York who intervene in the lives of a young couple, will unspool out-of-competition. The “Gods” ensemble cast includes Christopher Walken playing Zeus, John Turturro as Hades, Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as the young couple, and Sharon Stone as Aphrodite. Based on the eponyomous best-seller by Marie Phillips, pic is self-produced by Mark Turtletaub with Peter Saraf through their Big Beach shingle.
- Nick Vivarelli
The Saudi Arabian director of Wadjda will head up the Luigi De Laurentiis jury at the Venice Film Festival.
Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al Mansour is to chair the International Jury for the Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award for a debut film at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
The first female director to come out of Saudi Arabia, her debut feature Wadjda screened at Venice last year to much critical acclaim.
The jury, which will comprise of 7 leading international figures including a producer, will award a $10,000 cash prize to one of the debut feature-length films in the various competitive sections of the Venice Film Festival, which runs August 28-September 7.
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