Saturday, October 10, 2009

4th International Rome Film Festival Lineup

The other Italian festival will start next Thursday and this year the best news is that the Golden Marc’Aurelio Acting Award goes to none other than Meryl Streep and I suggest you read the official release if you feel like refreshing the amazing accomplishments of this great actress, like for example holding a record-breaking number of nominations 15 for the Oscars and 23 for the Golden Globes.

The fest will run from October 15 to 23 and here are the films in some of the competitive sections.

Official Selection Competition

After, Alberto Rodriguez, Spain
Alza la Testa (Raise Your Head), Alessandro Angelini, Italy (with Sergio Castellitto)
Broderskab (Brotherhood), Nicolo Donato, Demmark (gay interest)
Chaque jour est une fête (Every Day Is a Holiday), Dima El-Horr, Lebanon, France, and Germany
Dawson Isla 10 (Dawson Island 10), Miguel Littin, Chile, Brazil, and Venezuela
L' uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come), Giorgio Diritti - Italy
Les Regrets (Regrets), Cédric Kahn, France
Plan B, Marco Berger, Argentina
Qingnian (Youth), Jun Geng, China
The Last Station, Michael Hoffman, Germany and Russia (with Helen Mirren must be seen)
Triage, Danis Tanovic, France, Ireland, and Spain
Up in The Air, Jason Reitman, USA
Viola di Mare (Sea Purple), Donatella Maiorca, Italy (WOW! Now really becomes must be seen! Yep totally lesbian interest)
Vision, Margarethe von Trotta, Germany

Milos Forman
Assia Djebar, director
Gabriele Muccino, director
Gae Aulenti, theatrical stage design
Jean-Looup Dabadie, screenwriter
Pavel Lungin, director
Senta Berger, actress

Out of Competition

A Serious Man, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, USA
Christine Cristina (Christine), Stefania Sandrelli, Italy
Concerto di Mozart
Io, Don Giovanni, Carlos Saura, Italy, Spain
Julie & Julia, Nora Ephron, USA
Lang Zai Ji (The Warrior and the Wolf), Tian Zhuangzhuang, China
Le Concert, Radu Mihaileanu, France, Romania, Belgium, and Italy (Must be seen for me)
Oggi sposi (Just Married), Luca Lucini, Italy
The City of Your Final Destination, James Ivory , USA (great cast: Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Norma Aleandro)

Alice Nella Città


A Boy Called Dad by Brian Percival - U.K.
Dear Lemon Lima, by Suzi Yoonessi - U.S.A.
Eleanor's Secret by Dominique Monféry - Italy, France
La Régate by Bernard Bellefroid - Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Last Ride by Glendyn Ivin - Australia
Marpiccolo by Alessandro di Robilant - Italy
Mille Neuf Cent Quatre-Vingt-Un by Ricardo Trogi - Canada
Oorlogswinter by Martin Koolhoven - Netherlands
Prinsessa by Teresa Fabik - Sweden
Skellig by Annabel Jankel - U.K.
The Be All and End All by Bruce Webb - U.K.
Vegas by Gunnar Vikene - Norway

Out of Competition
Turtle: The Incredible Journey by Nick Stringer - Austria, U.K.

Anteprima- Alice Nella Città
Astro Boy, David Bower, USA.
Hachiko: A Dog's Story, Lasse Hallström, USA
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Chris Weitz, USA

To check the Special Events and Screenings go here. To check docs, Encounters, Fisheye, Retrospective on Meryl Streep and on Luigi Zampa go here. To check the films in the Focus section go here.

The fest this year has interesting films that seem to me more mainstream than the regular non-mainstreams films that we find in prestigious festivals.

Watch trailers @ Movie On Companion

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