Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5th International Rome Festival

In two days the fest will start and will run until November 5; these are the films in the Official Selection.

Bie Mian (The Back), Liu Bingjian, France and Hong Kong
Las Buenas Hierbas (The Good Herbs), María Novaro, Mexico
Crime d'amour (Love Crime), Alain Corneau, France (must be seen)
Dog Sweat, Hossein Keshavaraz, Iran
Five Day Shelter, Ger Leonard, Ireland
Gangor (aka Behind the Bodice), Italo Spinelli, India and Italy
Golakani Kirkuk (The Flowers of Kirkuk), Fariborz Kamkari, (no county- ie stateless)
Hævnen (In a Better World), Susanne Bier, Denmark and Sweden
Io Sono con Te (I Am with You – aka Let It Be), Guido Chiesa, Italy
Kill Me Please, Olias Barco, France and Belgium
Last Night, Massy Tadjedin, France and USA (opening film)
Little Sparrows, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, Australia
Oranges and Sunshine, Jim Loach, UK and Australia (yes is Ken Loach son)
Poll (The Poll Diaries), Chris Kraus, Germany, Austria and Estonia
Rabbit Hole, John Cameron Mitchell, USA
La scuola è finita (School Is Over), Valerio Jalong, Italy
Una Vita Tranquilla (A Quiet Life), Claudio Cupellini, Italy, France and Germany

Out of Competition
Animal Kindom, David Michôd, Australia
Broadwalk Empire, Martin Scorsese, USA
L' Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (The Big Picture), Eric Lartigau, France (Duris and Deneuve, must be seen)
Il Padre e lo Straniero (The Father and the Foreigner), Ricky Tognazzi, Italy
Inshite Miru - Nanokakan No Desu Gemu (The Incite Mill – 7 Day Death Game), Hideo Nakata, Japan
Kari-gurashi no Arietti (Arrietty), Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko, USA
Let Me In, Matt Reeves, USA
Les Petits Mouchoirs (Little White Lies), Guillaume Canet, France (must be seen)
Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, USA
We Want Sex (aka Made in Dagenham), Nigel Cole, UK
Winx Club 3D – Magical Adventure, Ignio Straffi, Italy

To read info about each film go here where you can also check the films in the other sections like Focus (spotlights Japan), Alice nella Citta, Extra, etc.

Most interesting is the screening of recently restored Federico Fellini opus magister La Dolce Vita that is having its 50th anniversary, time really flies fast! Also there will an exhibition of 24 titles themed on the nocturnal and “sweet” life in Rome with films that go from 1952 up to 1980 that you can check here.

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