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Rome Sets 146 Films For 2010 From “Rabbit Hole” to “Last Night”

Rome Sets 146 Films For 2010 From "Rabbit Hole" to "Last Night"

The International Rome Film Festival has announced the lineup for their 2010 festival, which will run from October 28-November 5, 2010. The fifth edition of the festival will see 146 feature films screen, including 16 in the Official Selection. Official Selection titles include Massy Tadjedin’s “Last Night,” starring Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington, which will open the Festival, Susanne Bier’s “In a Better World,” and John Cameron Mitchell’s awards contender “Rabbit Hole,” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Out of Competition screenings include the late director Alain Corneau’s final film “Love Crimes,” Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In,” Guillaume Canet’s “Little White Lies,” Nigel Cole’s “Made in Dagenham,” and a special screening of the pilot fo Martin Scorsese’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

The Focus section of the festival will be turning its spotlights on Japan with seven European and International selected premieres. Program highlights include a retrospective dedicated to Studio Ghibli, the famous animation film studio by the acclaimed directors Takahata Isao and Miyazaki Hayao. Tributes within the Focus section to include: tributes to Akira Kurosawa and Satoshi Kon; the official exhibition of the Festival coordinated by photographer Mika Ninagawa; the floral installation on the red carpet by Japanese artist Shogo Kariyazaki; and opening event of the fifth edition of the Festival at Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum.

The Extra section will be composed of 12 documentaries which will be competing for the Marc’Aurelio Award for Best Documentary, conferred by a specially organized International Jury presided by Folco Quilici. Films in the section include Thom Zimny’s “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” Cameron Yates’ “The Canal Street Madam,” David Aronowitsch and Staffan Lindberg’s “Facing Genocide: Khieu Samphan and Pol Pot,” and Floris-Jan van Luyn’s “De Regenmakers.”

The festival will also present the annual Marc Aurelio Acting Award to Julianne Moore, whose film “The Kids Are All Right” will be screening out of competition. And it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “La dolce vita,” Federico Fellini’s masterpiece. The Festival will be exhibiting a series of photographs showing some of the most renowned protagonists immortalized by the paparazzi of the time: Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Marcello Mastroianni, Sofia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi and Toto. A newly-restored version of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita will be world premiered on October 30 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

Finally, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Ugo Tognazzi’s death, the Festival will celebrate the legacy one of the greatest Italian actors of the 20th century. The documentary “Ritratto di mio padre,” directed by Maria Sole, Tognazzi’s daughter, will be premiered at the Festival.

A full list of films screening in competition is below. For a list of further titles, visit the festival’s website.

International Rome Film Festival Competition
Dog Sweat
by Hosein Keshavarz, Iran – Usa, 2010, 90’ Cast: Sara Esfahani, Tahereh Azadi, Shahrokhi Taslimi, Ahmad Akbarzadeh, Rahim Zamani, Bagher Forohar, Maryam Mousavi

Five Day Shelter
by Ger Leonard, Ireland, 2010, 83’ Cast: John Lynch, Kate Dickie, Ger Ryan

by Italo Spinelli, Italy – India, 2009, 91’ Cast: Adil Hussain, Samrat Chackrabarti, Priyanka Bose

Golakani Kirkuk / I fiori di Kirkuk / The Flowers of Kirkuk
by Fariborz Kamkari, apolide, 2010, 115’ Cast: Morjana Alaoui, Ertem Eser, Mohamed Zouaoui

In a Better World
by Susanne Bier, Denmark, 2010, 100’ Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen

Io sono con te
by Guido Chiesa, Italy, 2010, 103’ Cast: Nadia Khlifi, Rabeb Srairi, Mustapha Benstiti

Kill Me Please
by Olias Barco, Belgium , 2010, 92’ Cast: Virgile Bramly, Aurelien Recoing, Benoit Poelvoorde

Last Night
by Massy Tadjedin, USA – France, 2008, 92’ Cast: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes

La scuola è finita / School Is Over
by Valerio Jalongo, Italy, 2010, 85’ Cast: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Fulvio Forti

Las buenas hierbas / The Good Herbs
by María Novaro, Mexico, 2010, 120’ Cast: Úrsula Pruneda, Ofelia Medina, Ana Ofelia Murguía

Bei Mian / The Back
by Liu Bingjian, France – Hong Kong, 2010, 85’ Cast: Hairong Tiantian, Huangyu Jialin, Qiu Muyuan

Little Sparrows
by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, Australia, 2010, 88’ Cast: Nicola Bartlett, Nina Deasley, Melanie Munt

Oranges and Sunshine
by Jim Loach, UK, Australia, 2009, 105’ Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham

Poll / The Poll Diaries
by Chris Kraus, Germany – Austria – Estonia, 2010, 129’ Cast: Paula Beer, Edgar Selge, Tambet Tuisk

Rabbit Hole
by John Cameron Mitchell, USA,2010, 90’ Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest

Una vita tranquilla
by Claudio Cupellini, Italy – Germany – France, 2010, 105’ Cast: Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore,
Francesco Di Leva

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