So….that's it? With early rumors pointing to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Johnnie To's "Drug War," Gabriele Muccino's Gerard Butler-starring comedy "Playing For Keeps," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," and Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables," former Venice Film Festival head Marco Mueller has unveiled this year's slate for his inaugural Rome Film Festival, and those expecting big stars and big-name movies will be disappointed.
The most high-profile premiere will be Roman Coppola's long-awaited sophomore feature "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III" starring Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and more. It will play in competition alongside a very international slate that includes new films from Larry Clark, Takashi Miike and more. Meanwhile, out of competition is the already confirmed "Bullet To The Head" and "The Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn: Part 2" along with the animated "Rise Of Guardians," the Weinsteins French confection "Populaire," Toni Collette's reteam with her "Muriel's Wedding" director P.J. Hogan in "Mental" and a new effort from "Persepolis" helmer Marjane Satrapi, "The Gang Of The Jotas."
The Rome Film Festival runs from November 9-17. Lineup below. [IndieWire]
"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," Roman Coppola, U.S.
"Lesson of Evil," Takashi Miike, Japan
"Ali Ha Gli Occhi Azzurri," Claudio Giovannesi, Italy
"E La Chiamano Estate," Paolo Franchi, Italy
"Ixjana," Jozef Skolimowski, Michal Skolimowski, Poland
"Mai Morire," Enrique Rivero, Mexico
"Hand in Hand," Valerie Donzelli, France
"Marfa Girl," Larry Clark, U.S.
"The Motel Life," Gabriel Polsky, Alan Polsky, U.S.
"Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari," Alexey Fedorchenko, Russia
"You, Me and Us," Jacques Doillon, France
"Eternal Homecoming," Kira Muratova, Ukraine
"Il Volto Di Un'altra," Pappi Corsicato, Italy
Out of Competition:
"The Gang of the Jotas," Marjane Satrapi, France
"Bullet to the Head," Walter Hill, U.S.
"The Lookout," Michele Placido, France
"Mental," P.J. Hogan, Australia
"Populaire," Regis Roinsard, France
"Rise of the Guardians," Peter Ramsey, U.S.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," Bill Condon, U.S.
"A Gun in Each Hand," Cesc Gay, Spain
"Waiting for the Sea," Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov, Russia