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by Chris Pomorski
October 23, 2012 4:00 PM
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Cinema Italian Style Festival Announces 2012 Lineup; Taviani Brothers' 'Caesar Must Die' to Open

"Caesar Must Die"

Cinema Italian Style's 2012 edition of its film festival will be held November 13-18 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Aero Theater in Santa Monica and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Luce Cinecitta and the American Cinematheque announced Tuesday. The Taviani brothers' docu-drama "Caesar Must Die," which won the Golden Bear in Berlin this year and has been selected as the official Italian entry to the 85th Academy Awards, will open the fest. A comic double feature of Carlo Verdone's "A Flat for Three" and Roan Johnson's "The First on the List" will close.

READ MORE: BERLIN REVIEW: Italian Prisoners Do Shakespeare in High-Concept Doc 'Caesar Must Die'

Other highlights include a celebration of the late producer Carlo Ponti with a screening of "Two Women," for which Sophia Loren took home an Oscar for Best Actress half a century ago; and the U.S. premiere of Stefano Mordini's "Steel," a timely portrait of working-class Italy in the midst of recession that screened at the Venice Film Festival this summer.

Visit Page 2 for the full lineup.