What’s It All About?
The 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival will be held this year at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Eternal City will kick off a series of exciting film-related events that will be held in some of Rome’s most iconic locations, hosted by its cultural institutions and various associations connected with the film industry.
Internationally acclaimed director James Gray will be heading the Competition Jury while the jury for the CinemaXXI sidebar will be headed by writer and director Larry Clark.
The audience and accredited visitors will be accommodated at the Cinema Village, set up for the occasion in the area in front of the Auditorium. For this edition, the MAXXI museum will again serve as the venue for a part of the festival’s programme, thanks to the collaboration with the Fondazione MAXXI. The festival programme will involve the entire city with the participation of structures, associations, cultural institutions, spaces for events and screenings.
Watch Out For!
Director Giovanni Veronesi’s comedy film The Fifth Wheel (L’ultima ruota del carro), about an unlikely everyman-type hero, will premiere as the opening film of the festival. It stars Elio Germano in the main role, along with Alessandra Mastronardi and Ricky Memphis.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will screen in Rome out-of-competition on November 14, eight days before its US premiere and three days after its world premiere in London.
The films in the Competition section include:
• Another Me
• I Am Not Him
• Foreign Bodies
• Blue Sky Bones
• The Mole Song-Undercover Agent Reiji
• Quod Erat Demonstrandum
• Seventh Code
• Sorrow And Joy
• Take Five
• The Invisible Life
• Dallas Buyers Club
• Sheep’s Clothing
• Manto Acuífero
• Out Of The Furnace
• Cut Down Kite
Disney’s recent animated venture Planes will be the opening film in the Alice in the City competitive section for young movie-goers. The film will screen out of competition in a gala, red-carpet ceremony. The section, which takes place on the same dates as the festival, concludes on November 17.
This section will open with The Administrator, a dissection of contemporary Italy from a Neapolitan point of view directed by Vincenzo Marra.
• Little Feet
• The New Testament Of Jesus Christ According To John
• Fear Of Falling
• The Chimney
• Twenty-One-Twelve The Day The World Didn’t End
• Love Stories
The Seventh Walk from Amit Dutta will be this segment’s closing film.