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Friday, September 23, 2016

#RomaFF11 - Early Confirmations for the 2016 Rome Film Festival

7 minuti by Michele Placido
The 11th edition of the Rome Film Festival aka Festival di Cinema will take place in the Eternal City from October 13 - 23.

The program “Close Encounters” will feature discussions with the following filmmakers: Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, actor Viggo Mortensen, film director and screenwriter David Mamet, novelist and playwright Don DeLillo, architect Daniel Libeskind and singer-songwriter Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini.

American cult filmmaker Oliver Stone will meet the audience and will discuss American politics on the eve of the presidential elections.

The Fest will also devote a tribute to American director, screenwriter and film producer Michael Cimino.

In guerra per amore by Pif

The first titles in the line -up:

Afterimage (Powidoki) by Polish director Andrzej Wajda

7 minuti by Italian director, screenwriter and actor Michele Placido

In guerra per amore, by Italian director and actor Pierfrancesco Diliberto (Pif), will be presented on October 12, as a “pre-opening” event, ahead of the Rome Film Fest opening.

Captain Fantastic by Matt Ross is the first title announced in a series of screenings presented jointly by the Rome Film Fest and the parallel and independent sidebar Alice nella città.
The program, #ACortodiCibo will feature three short films about world hunger. The first video that has been released is by Luca Ferrari, director of last year's documentary film, Showbiz. Watch Ferrari's video..  

The youth festival, Alice in Città, which runs parallel to the Fest released its program in a live tweet session today. Among the Italian titles is Acqua, Oceano e Cielo, a short film by Anna Foglietta, Thomas Trabacchi and Piera degli Espositi for the program Nature is Speaking.

In the Alice Panorama program: 2Night by Ivan Silvestrini, starring Matilde Gioli e Matteo Martari, is the story of two young strangers who meet at a nightclub in Rome. They are only interested in a one-night stand, but cannot find a place to park on a busy Saturday night. As they fall victim to the city's poor urban planning, the conversation deepens, revealing an intimacy that will force them to change their plan.
The jury of Alice in Città will be headed by American actor Matt Dillon and will consist of a number of Italian filmmakers: actress Anna Foglietta, director Gabriele Mainetti, director Claudio Giovannesi e screenwriters Giordano Meacci and Francesca Serafini. The full lineup can be found on Alice in Città's website.

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