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    Rome Film Festival Cinema XXI Lineup: World Premieres from Kaurismäki, Erice, Verhoeven; Shorts by Weerasethakul, Franco

    The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) unveils its complete lineup, including the world premiere of opening night selection "Centro Historico," an anthology by international auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice and Manuel de Oliveira.

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    New Films By James Franco, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Greenaway & Mike Figgis Added To The Rome Film Festival

    Even though Rome Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been promising two surprise additions to his line-up -- strongly hinting toward Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" being one of them -- we're not sure any of these latest additions qualify as left field shockers. But for cinema buffs, they do...

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    2 More "Surprise Films" Headed To Rome Film Festival, Artistic Director Heavily Hints At 'Django Unchained'

    Eagerly anticipated for several months now, because former Venice Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been playing up his desire to turn the Rome Film Festival -- which he is now the artistic director of -- into a major fall film festival player, the line-up was announced this AM. An...

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    Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III' Leads Rome Film Festival Lineup

    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 &quo...

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    Larry Clark and Roman Coppola's Latest Head To Rome Film Festival; No Sign of 'Django Unchained'

    Roman Coppola's Charlie Sheen-led "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," Larry Clark's "Marfa Girl" and Takashi Miike's "Lesson of Evil" were among the films announced in competition at the re-vamped 7th edition of the Rome Film Festival.

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    Russian Epic 'Waiting for the Sea' to Open Rome Film Festival, Jeff Nichols to Chair Competition Jury

    Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov's "Waiting for the Sea" will open the 7th Rome Film Festival on November 9. Russian director and screenwriter Khudojnazarov, known for "Luna Papa," spent six years creating and filming "Waiting for the Sea." The Festival, which runs until November 17th, will be presided over ...

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    Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Won't Attend The 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

    It's a bit of good news/bad news for Italian Robsten fans. The good news: the epic conclusion to the vampire story of our time, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" will make its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival. The bad news? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart won't be there. That...

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    Walter Hill To Be Honored with First-Ever Maverick Director Award at Rome Film Festival

    Following the recent news that Walter Hill will be remaking Robert Aldrich's classic camp, Crawford vs. Davis faceoff "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?," the Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) will honor the director with the new Maverick Director Award, given to master filmmakers who have "consisten...

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    Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet To The Head' To Make World Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

    How to you get someone to show up to your event? Give them an award. And in the case of the Rome Film Festival, you get a world premiere out of it too. While it may not be a high profile title like the rumored "Django Unchained," for those in Italy looking for a side order of kick ass alon...

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    Rome Film Festival to Give 'Rise of the Guardians' Vanity Fair Award

    The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) will award the "Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence" to Dreamworks' animated 3-D holiday-character adventure "Rise of the Guardians" (opening November 21) for the film's "innovative, artistic and strategic contribution" to contemporary cine...

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