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FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM DI ROMA
ROME FILM FESTIVAL
October 16 | 25 2014
With the support of the President of the Italian Republic
PRESS CONFERENCE
Monday, September 29, 2014
11.30 am – Sala Petrassi
Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma
PRESS KIT CONTENTS
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Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino
Governor of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti
Special Commissioner of the Rome Province, Prefect Riccardo Carpino
President of Rome Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts, and Agriculture, Giancarlo
Cremonesi
President of the Fondazione Musica per Roma, Aurelio Regina, and CEO of the Fondazione
Musica per Roma, Carlo Fuortes
President of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Paolo Ferrari
General Manager of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Lamberto Mancini
Director of the Rome Film Festival, Marco Müller
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The 9th Rome Film Festival
The numbers
The Opening and Closing Films
The films
- Cinema d’Oggi
- Gala
- Mondo Genere
- Prospettive Italia
- Events
The Official Awards and the Collateral Awards
Maverick Director Award to Takashi Miike
Marc’Aurelio of the Future to Alexey Fedorčhenko
Marc’Aurelio Acting Award to Tomas Milian
Masterclasses and Movie Talks
Retrospective and New Restorations
Exhibitions
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Rome International Film Market: The Business Street (TBS) and New Cinema Network (NCN)
The International Audiovisual Conference
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Alice nella città
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Short Food Movie - Feed your Mind, Film your Planet
Wired Next Cinema, powered by Mazda at MAXXI - National Museum of the XXI Century Arts
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General Information
- How to attend the Festival – Tickets, advance sales, prices
- How to reach the Festival
- Guide to the Auditorium
Venues and services for the press
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V.le Pietro De Coubertin, 10 00196 Roma | ph. +39 06 40401900 | [email protected] | www.romacinemafest.org
IGNAZIO R. MARINO
MAYOR OF ROME
In October in Rome, cinema takes over. The eagerly awaited Rome Film Festival is back in town, now
in its ninth year, and the city is once again the celluloid capital par excellence.
From the 16th to the 25th of October, the big screens at the Auditorium Parco della Musica welcome
premieres from the world over. Stars walk the red carpet, and film is in the air in the city’s streets
and squares during this unique international event.
The truth is that Rome has always had a special relationship with film. The city has inspired great
filmmakers such as Fellini, Rossellini, Pasolini, De Sica, Visconti and Scola, and now Paolo Sorrentino
and his “Great Beauty”.
It’s no surprise, then, that Rome dreamed of having its own film festival, got it and made it grow in
the years that followed, producing line-ups with an astonishing array of films, from auteur cinema to
the cinematic cutting edge; from blockbusters to small experimental films. Top-notch programming
that really tries to please everyone, showcasing the works of maestros and rising talent alike, major
new productions, diverse film genres and a window into the latest in Italian cinema.
Alongside these film offerings, visitors will find talks with actors and directors, exhibitions, and
events that mediate between cultures and break down borders.
There’s an important novelty in store this year as well. The Festival audiences are going to be
selecting the winners of the main prizes in 2014, choosing the films they like the best. The decision
to have the audience make the calls is meant to underscore even more firmly the urban feel of a
people’s festival, while preserving its high artistic caliber and international character, befitting a
major European capital.
During the Festival, its film market, The Business Street, will also be unfolding. This key date for
professionals on the European film industry calendar is also on its ninth edition.
At this point, all we can say is: enjoy the show!
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PRESIDENT OF THE REGIONE LAZIO
NICOLA ZINGARETTI
For a city like Rome and a region like Lazio, film represents an enormous cultural heritage that
deserves to be shown off to its best advantage, which is why the Lazio Region has believed in the
inspired idea of creating a major film-related event in Italy’s capital from the very beginning. Not a
competition modelled after the many festivals that already existed in the country, some of them
absolutely world-class, but an event with an essentially popular feel: a people’s festival, for a city
with cinema in their blood. In Italy, Rome is the city that tops the charts for film audiences, movie
theatres, and events. Plus, it is the headquarters of the nation’s audiovisual industry, with all its
leading players and the lion’s share of Italy’s film professionals.
So you can see why films and the film industry, in our eyes, are an extraordinary opportunity for
growth and employment, and why the film market has been a key component of the event since the
festival’s conception, a rendez-vous for professionals, producers and international broadcasters. Over
the years, the Rome Film Festival has cultivated these two areas – the entertainment value of cinema
itself, and the more strategic goal of reaping the economic benefits that the film industry can offer –
with considerable success. Now, we are relaunching the Rome Film Festival with two new moves that
should help it get bigger and better: one involves its organization and the other the conception of the
event itself.
The first is the arrival of a new player in the festival’s future, the Ministry of Culture. This is a highly
positive development that the Lazio Region trusts will be a boon to the event, economically and
culturally as well. The other novelty is the first steps that will be taken to ensure an interaction
between two mediums: television, and TV series in particular, and film. In the future, therefore, we
should see a greater integration between the Film Festival and the Roma Fiction Fest, and not just to
rationalize spending, but to provide the Festival with an even more unique and recognizable brand
identity. The Lazio Region intends to spearhead this process and exploit all the enormous potential
that a festival dedicated to the “great beauty” of cinematic narratives holds for Rome and Lazio.
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SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF THE ROME PROVINCE
PREFECT RICCARDO CARPINO
For the ninth consecutive year, Rome is about to turn into a glittering showcase for international
film. The Rome Film Festival continues to be a hotly-awaited event for the Italian film industry, an
opportunity to promote the film market and turn the spotlight on Rome’s great filmmaking tradition,
thanks to which some of the world’s film classics have been made right here in the Eternal City.
Despite the economic crisis, keeping standards high is crucial to consolidating support for the film
industry in general. For the duration of the Festival, in fact, film lovers and industry professionals
alike will relish the chance to take part in screenings, special events and exhibitions of the highest
order.
In this transitional phase, with Rome set to become a Designated Metropolitan Area, the Province of
Rome continues to guarantee its support of the event and invest in its success.
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PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
INDUSTRY, HANDICRAFTS, AND AGRICULTURE OF ROME
GIANCARLO CREMONESI
From the 16th to the 25th of October, cinema, the seventh art, takes center-stage on the world
scene, during the Rome Film Festival.
Now going into its ninth year, but in a new guise, the Festival has kept its two separate identities
intact. It’s a big people’s festival, with the audience as the star, yet international in scope, and it’s
perfectly at home in the Eternal City, where Italy’s very first production company, Cines, set up shop
in 1906. Rome is still the hub of the Italian film industry today.
Over the years, the Festival has gained prestige and credibility, thanks to solid foundations: the
synergy, that is, between public and private partners, with the latter working side by side Rome’s
local government institutions. In particular, the Festival’s film market, The Business Street, has
played an undeniable role in galvanizing the Italian film industry, with excellent results in terms of
attendance by buyers, sellers and distributors from around the world, and also in terms of the viable
co-productions that started here and made it to the big screen.
The Rome Chamber of Commerce, the capital’s premier economic institution, has assured its support
of the Rome Film Festival since its debut in 2006, investing sizeable economic resources and knowhow as well, with the twin aims of promoting the film industry and raising the city’s cultural profile.
To these ends, the Chamber of Commerce, alongside Rome’s other local players, stands behind a
broad array of cultural initiatives: to name one example, there is its participation in the city’s
leading cultural foundations. Apart from Cinema per Roma, it’s on the board of Musica per Roma, the
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Rome Opera House.
The recent reform of Italy’s public administration has forced the Parliament to cut back on spending
on culture. Yet despite the need to rationalize the resources we invest, our institution intends to
guarantee its ongoing commitment, in the firm belief that culture is of strategic importance as a
driver of social and economic growth.
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PRESIDENT OF FONDAZIONE MUSICA PER ROMA
AURELIO REGINA
CEO OF FONDAZIONE MUSICA PER ROMA
CARLO FUORTES
“Life, with the dull parts cut out” is how the great Alfred Hitchcock is said to have defined cinema,
and there’s no doubt he knew whereof he spoke. Whether you like that definition or not; whether
you agree with the undisputed “master of suspense” or beg to differ, there’s one thing for sure: this
year as last, the Rome Film Festival, now in its ninth year, will also be anything but dull. From the
16th to the 25th of October, in fact, once more the Auditorium Parco della Musica will turn into the
“navel of the world”, cinematically speaking.
Walking the considerable length of the red carpet that ends inside the amphitheatre-like entrance to
the venue, the Cavea designed by Renzo Piano, will be some of the major stars in the film
firmament, from Italy and abroad, actors and directors, producers and critics from an array of
nations, all sharing a love of film and films. Films acted in, directed, produced and distributed; films
talked about and appraised; films eagerly awaited by the other half of this story: the festival
audience, ready for a fantastic full immersion in the magic that only the “seventh art” can weave.
All the halls in the Auditorium, which seat a total of over 4,000 people, will be available to festival
audiences for all ten days of this exciting event.
The numbers all add up, but they only partly explain the collective involvement that distinguishes
the Festival this year in particular, considering that the event’s major prizes will be chosen on the
basis of the audience’s individual votes as they exit the screenings. This is just the latest sign that
this festival holds its trademark style dear: its ability to blend “high” culture and quality films with
“popular” culture, in the broadest sense of the term. By breaking down borders and ditching tired
formulas, the Rome Film Festival comes “alive” for the entire city, and the thousands of visitors
pouring in from all over Italy and abroad, not just to gape at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St.
Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, but because for ten days the Eternal City is transformed into the film
capital of the world.
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FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM DI ROMA | ROME FILM FESTIVAL
PAOLO FERRARI
This autumn, the Rome Film Festival is back again for its ninth edition, under the patronage of the
President of the Republic. The event, produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma under the
direction of Marco Müller, is promoted by Roma Capitale with the Mayor of Rome Marino, by the
Regione Lazio with president Zingaretti, by the Province of Rome with the commissioner Carpino, by
the Chamber of Commerce of Rome with its president Cremonesi, by the Fondazione Musica per
Roma with its president Regina, and with the support of the main partner BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.
The support of the MiBACT (the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) is
particularly significant for this edition, a decision that indicates a greater role of the Ministry in the
Festival, as this prestigious institution prepares to become one of the promoters of the event.
In 2014, Rome will once again be the “capital of cinema”, reinforcing the relationship between the
seventh art and the city, which has been fostered in time thanks to the role of Rome as the
landscape and protagonist in many films (for example “The Great Beauty”, to which an exhibition
will be dedicated at the Festival); the authors it inspired; and the film industry it hosts.
Our goal and our commitment are therefore to guarantee the organization of an event worthy of our
capital, of its international prestige, and its metropolitan nature: as confirmed by our founding
members, a festival that unites artistic quality and international renown but that is also a festival for
the people, open to the city and connected to the region.
That is why the 2014 edition will be characterized, more than ever, by its attention to the audience –
the real protagonists of the 10-day Festival – in the selection of the films, which are both popular and
original, and in the vital role of the movie-goers, who will vote as they leave the theatres to choose
the winners of the most important prizes awarded by the Festival.
We believe we have achieved our ambitious goals thanks to our capacity for reconciling budget needs
and budget limitations with a programme of the finest quality that is a powerful draw for both the
audience and the professionals in the field. And thanks also to the positive synergy that we have
developed with many other cultural institutions and partners, including the Centro Sperimentale di
Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale, in a collaboration that will ensure that the memory of great
cinema, and Italian films in particular, will continue to grow.
Furthermore, we are currently working with the CSC on a prestigious project for EXPO Milano 2015:
the creation of a platform that will gather videos from around the world dedicated to the theme
“nutrition/life”, which will be presented during the Festival.
We have also confirmed our collaboration with the MAXXI (National Museum of the XXI Century Arts),
which will be the venue for a significant part of the activities.
As in previous editions, the Rome International Film Market runs parallel with the Festival, with its
two sections The Business Street and New Cinema Network. The Market, now in its ninth edition,
proves to be the ideal platform for distributors and producers at both the national and international
levels, within the European circuit dedicated to the circulation and marketing of audiovisual
products.
I would like to take advantage of this occasion to extend my most sincere thanks to the entire staff
of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma for the work they have done and the effort they have sustained,
from the director Marco Müller, to the general manager Lamberto Mancini, and the entire team, who
have all made it possible to put together a programme of such great value.
President
Fondazione Cinema per Roma
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LAMBERTO MANCINI
Rome is the Capital of Film. This conviction gave life in 2006 to the event that has become the Rome
Film Festival. It has now arrived to its 9th edition, consolidating and strengthening this indissoluble
connection.
An international-scale event and a big party for the City
Rome has always had a history of managing events that have worldwide appeal. Therefore, this
combination is not a contradiction, but an extraordinary mix that belongs in the best DNA of the
Italian Capital City. The Festival we build day-by-day aims to be a film event of international calibre
that attracts and magnetizes an increasing number of participants and professionals, including film
enthusiasts who are the real protagonists today and tomorrow.
The magic of the Roman October along with the audience as protagonist
The Autumn rendez-vous with great cinema involves the entire city. Its core is the Auditorium Parco
della Musica, the wonderful complex by architect Renzo Piano, boasting one of the world’s most
striking Red Carpets. The Cinema Village there, built for this purpose, will be the venue for a 10-day
get-together complete with strong, appealing talents and a host of activities, in collaboration with
our partners, primary for the success of the entire event.
The Rome Film Festival is ever more open to young audiences, as is proved by the parallel section
“Alice nella Città”. There are discounts and concessions for undergraduates and graduate students as
well. As was done in the past, the prestigious museum MAXXI (National Museum of XXI Century Arts)
will be one of the Festival venues, hosting films, talks, and meetings. The network of Council
Libraries around the municipality, from the centre to the suburbs, will host documentary screenings
and meetings with authors.
The audience will be the real protagonist, even more than in the past. Not only will they crowd the
Auditorium, the Cinema Village, theatres, stands, and restaurants, but they will be in charge of
awarding the films they watch with their own votes. This year, the main prizes will not be decided by
a jury of experts. Viewers will actually choose the best films of the different sections by expressing
their vote while exiting the screenings. This choice best expresses the vital force of the Rome Film
Festival and its popular, metropolitan nature.
A rendez-vous for the film industry to drive territorial economy
The Rome rendez-vous is also a strategic event for the production sector that has a flywheel effect
on area economy. In fact, this is a meaningful goal in securing commitment from our founder
members, Roma Capitale, City Council, Lazio Region, Province of Rome, Chamber of Commerce,
Fondazione Musica per Roma, and of our main partner BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. They are also backed
by MiBACT - Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, a supporter to all forms
of Italian cinema. MiBACT organizes the international conference on the audio-visual market during
the Festival at the Auditorium Parco della Musica under the aegis of the Italian Presidency of the
Council of the European Union.
In addition to MiBACT, that has declared its willingness to take a more pronounced part in the life of
the Rome Film Festival along with Fondazione Cinema per Roma, I would like to thank partners such
as Agenzia ICE, Centro sperimentale di Cinematografia, Anica, and the various associations and
institutions in the field for their concrete and effective help. As a result, we have been able to be at
our best in organizing all the activities connected to the film industry, which will take place at the
Rome Film Market from October 17th to the 21st. Along with The Business Street, the Market has
become one of the international points of convergence for the operators in the sector to conduct
meetings and exchanges. Along with New Cinema Network, it has established itself as one of the
most important European events for co-production.
A growing network of partnerships proves the value of these activities with the main international
institutions in the field. Examples include Media to Eurimages, Sundance to Film London,
Cinéfondation to CineMart.
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Not only Festival
Not only does Fondazione Cinema per Roma implement the two most significant events (Film Festival
and Film Market), but it also puts into effect other initiatives throughout the year. I would like to
mention our commitment with EXPO, by way of a partnership with Centro Sperimentale di
Cinematografia, in order to implement a platform of videos on the subject of nutrition. Material will
be collected around the world. The project will be presented exactly during the Rome Film Festival.
In conclusion, I am keen to thank both the Fondazione staff and the consultants who, with the
support of our institutional and commercial partners, have made it possible to achieve all our goals.
General Manager
Fondazione Cinema per Roma
(catalogue)
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MARCO MÜLLER
It is not just the programme of a new edition of the Festival that must respond to the questions
raised by the previous one, and to the reality of infrastructure, budget and partnerships. The very
future of any significant cinema event stems from the possibility of providing new answers, moving
endlessly back and forth between one’s present and one’s past, reconsidering and reconceptualising.
And this future could be determined by many factors, and more particularly by the choice of the
most appropriate dates.
When informed of the dates in which the spaces of the Auditorium Parco della Musica would be
available, to the Festival, many producers and world sales (both foreign and Italian) suggested that
we should consider the second half of October. Everyone thought these dates might be ideal to give
greater resonance both to our “Festa” (“celebration of cinema”) and Market. They could enable a
reassertion of the central strategic role of The Business Street (the Roman film market picking up the
legacy of the historic MIFED), and the project workshop New Cinema Network adding to them its
conferences, debates, and encounters dedicated to the Italian film industry, as well as its
internationalization. We have therefore scheduled the “Festa” and the Market for dates that were
advantageously near the Cannes MIPCOM (which just precedes them) and necessarily far from the
American Film Market (almost two weeks later).
Scheduling the Festival at a time of year midway between the end of the Venice Film Festival and
the beginning of the Turin Film Festival also meant that we could (truly) experiment with a different
identity for Rome, and contribute to the consolidation of a solid and well-differentiated system of
three Italian end-of-summer/autumn film festivals: the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica
di Venezia, with its focus on auteur cinema; priority attention to young filmmakers and three
reinforced competitive sections in Turin; and in Rome, an emphasis on the great “popular but
original” films and a key role for the audience itself, called upon to judge the films, the contents of
the programme.
These considerations and the changes we chose to make prove that film festivals can still take risks,
open up and even (when necessary) indulge in some backtracking. All the more so when the “Festa”
is based in a city such as Rome, where it is still possible to encourage new forms of coming together
and to offer the audience the experience of a collective film screening of amazing vitality.
To shed even greater light on the goals of an event that attracts a wide-ranging audience in this part
of Europe, we had to refuse the distinction between “culture” and “market”, and rely on the
relationship based on empathy and trust that we nurture with the “public” in the huge spaces of the
Auditorium Parco della Musica. Our programme grew out of our consideration on the ways and the
pace at which “audiences” welcome innovation, because this time they will judge every section of
the programme (the audience’s choice has replaced the juries of “experts”). Not to move forward
was not an option: we deliberately chose to widen the gap between an idea of festival that at this
point had become conventional (grown old ahead of time) and the new philosophies of metropolitan
macro-events – which must keep moving, like the cities that host them.
Winning “the great spectacles” that guarantee a strong red carpet with the required daily dose of
stardom is obviously one of the keystones of our event (the most highly anticipated films feed the
interest of the media, and increase the visibility newspapers and magazines dedicate to all the
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programmes of the “Festa”). However, if we accept the challenge of listening to the groups of
insightful movie-goers who crowd the spaces of the Auditorium, the “Festa” can become a testing
ground in yet another sense: the curiosity and open-mindedness of the “audience” may serve to
demonstrate that the market value of many films is much higher than it is currently assessed (many
films are not the wallflowers that marketing experts predict they will be). We were therefore
entitled not to take the “audience tastes” as a given, but rather to consider the movie-goers, the
groups of potential movie-goers (whom we should look for in the future in all the districts of the city)
not as a given answer, but as a constantly renewed question. In Rome we will again be able to prove,
thanks to the votes of our ticket buyers, that there is a significant audience for documentaries, that
it is a winning proposition to give the more surprising debut and second films a much longer run in
theatres, that it is possible to increase the market share of cinema that brings us news from distant
countries, peoples, and cultures.
Films are made for everybody. There is no part of cinema that cannot be nurtured or reawakened:
each has its own quality, its own value. Building a relationship with different and ever-changing
groups of audiences should also mean passing on a fever. The reborn “Festa” wants to demonstrate in
practice how this is possible. This demonstration involves the collective ritual of discovering the
many different worlds of cinema: it will therefore be necessary to focus on how it is still possible to
open (or re-open) distribution circuits different from the usual ones.
Director
Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma | Rome Film Festival
(catalogue)
Selection committee: Laura Buffoni, Marie-Pierre Duhamel, Massimo Galimberti, Manlio Gomarasca,
Sandra Hebron, Giona A. Nazzaro, Mario Sesti.
Programming Office: Alessandra Fontemaggi, Massimiliano Maltoni, Jacopo Mosca, Samanta Telleri.
Consultants: Chen Zhiheng (Chinese area), Deepti D’Cunha (India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), Babak
Karimi (Iran), Diego Lerer (Central and South America), Aliona Shumakova (Russia and CIS –
Commonwealth of Independent States), Tomita Mikiko (Japan).
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THE 9TH ROME FILM FESTIVAL
The 9th Rome Film Festival will take place from October 16 to 25, 2014, at the Auditorium Parco della
Musica.
All the spaces in the Auditorium, for a total capacity of four thousand seats, will be open for the
Festival. Thus, for ten days, the building complex designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano will be
the centre of attraction for professionals, journalists, and film buffs, hosting screenings, exhibitions,
events, conferences, debates. The 1,300 square metres of the avenue leading to the Cavea (an openair theatre square used) will become one of the largest red carpets in the world.
The audience will have a choice of seven movie theatres (Santa Cecilia, Sinopoli, Petrassi, Teatro
Studio Gianni Borgna, Studio 3, Auditorium MAXXI at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and
the Multiplex Cinema Barberini). Next to the Auditorium, the Cinema Village will feature pavilions
and stands made of steel, glass, and wood, created specifically for this event and its visitors. The
Festival programme will also involve the area of Via Veneto, the street that epitomizes Italian
cinema, with the Rome International Film Market, hosted at the Hotel Bernini Bristol. The panels will
be held at the Casa del Cinema in the Villa Borghese Park and at the MAXXI (National Museum of XXI
Century Arts). Professional and institutional conferences will take place at the AuditoriumArte.
The Official Selection of the Festival consists in four sections: Cinema d’Oggi (Cinema Today) will
present films by both young and well-known authors, Gala will select the season’s great “popular but
original” films, Mondo Genere (Genre World) will be a collection of films from various film genres,
while Prospettive Italia will present a survey of the latest trends in Italian fiction films and
documentaries. The parallel and independent sidebar Alice nella città will present a selection of
youth-oriented films, following its own regulations.
The Rome International Film Market – The Business Street and New Cinema Network – will be held
from October 17 to 21, 2014. During the Market, screening facilities and a video library will be
available to producers and world sales agents, who will also be offered a rich agenda of meetings,
workshops, and events. New Cinema Network (NCN) is the Rome Film Festival’s co-production
market, and will be the place where the most interesting international talents on the film scene
today will find the ideal platform for presenting their new projects and getting in touch with the
European film industry’s major players.
The 9th Rome Film Festival is made possible by the support of the President of the Italian Republic
and is produced by Fondazione Cinema per Roma. Paolo Ferrari is the President of the Fondazione,
Lamberto Mancini is the General Manager. Marco Müller is the Director of the Rome Film Festival.
The event is promoted by Roma Capitale, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts, and
Agriculture of Rome, the Regione Lazio, the Provincia di Roma and Fondazione Musica per Roma. The
Main Partner is BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. The Institutional Partners are the Ministry for the Cultural
Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development, ICE - Italian Trade Agency.
The Festival takes place with the support of the MEDIA Programme, and in collaboration with Alice
nella città, ANICA, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale (Experimental
Cinematography Centre – National Film Archive). The official sponsor is Il Gioco del Lotto. Mazda is
the Official Car. Pino Chiodo is Technical Partner supplying projection equipment (film and digital).
Atac is the Eco Mobility Partner. Rai Movie, Rai News, Rai Radio 2, Getty Images, Erma Production,
Infinity, and Deezer are media partners. In 2014, the Rome Film Festival maintains its commitment to
social issues, in partnership with Fondazione Telethon and Unicef. Thanks to Subti and Blindsight
Project, the Festival will once again guarantee audio description and digital subtitling for people
with visual or hearing impairments on a selection of films.
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“The renewed involvement of MiBACT - Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and
Tourism in the activities of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and its Rome Film Festival highlights
the growing attention that the Ministry is dedicating to cinema and to the events that promote film
to the wider public – underscored Nicola Borrelli, Director General of Cinema for the Ministry of the
Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. We salute the beginning of the ninth edition convinced
that the Rome Film Festival is one of the leading events on the national and international scene, oneof-a-kind in its capacity to combine the elements typical of great popular entertainment and a rich,
complex and variegated cultural programme”.
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THE NUMBERS
1,463 films viewed from 78 countries
51 FEATURE FILMS IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION
24 World premieres, 6 International premieres, 11 European premieres, 10 Italian premieres
CINEMA D’OGGI / CINEMA TODAY
16 Films
8 World premieres
2 International premieres
6 European premieres
3 Films (non-competitive selection)
2 World premieres
1 International premiere
GALA
15 Films
6 World premieres
1 International premiere
2 European premieres
6 Italian premieres
2 Films in collaboration with Alice nella città
2 European premieres
MONDO GENERE / GENRE WORLD
7 Films
2 International premieres
1 European premiere
4 Italian premieres
PROSPETTIVE ITALIA
8 World premieres
11 EVENTS
9 World premieres
2 Italian premieres
DEBUT FILMS
11 Films in the Official Selection +
8 Films in Alice nella città
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COUNTRIES
21 Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Lebanon,
Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Russia, Spain, USA.
ITALIAN FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION
16 Films
RETROSPECTIVES AND RESTAURED FILMS
22 Films
SCREENING ROOMS FOR THE FESTIVAL AUDIENCE
7 + 1 virtual screening room
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THE OPENING AND CLOSING FILMS OF THE 9TH ROME FILM FESTIVAL
Two comedies are to open and close the 9th Rome Film Festival (16-25 October, Auditorium Parco
della Musica), respectively Soap Opera by Alessandro Genovesi (starring Fabio De Luigi, Cristiana
Capotondi, Ricky Memphis, Elisa Sednaoui, Chiara Francini, Ale e Franz, Diego Abatantuono) and
Andiamo a quel paese, written and directed by and featuring Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone
(with Fatima Trotta, Tiziana Lodato, Nino Frassica).
Soap Opera, the opening night film, is by Alessandro Genovesi, the Milanese director, screenwriter,
actor, playwright and radio scriptwriter, who has already directed two box-office hits, The Worst
Week of My Life (La peggiore settimana della mia vita) and The Worst Christmas of My Life (Il
peggior Natale della mia vita). His new film is an ensemble comedy revolving around the adventures,
feelings and misunderstandings amongst the residents of a building on New Year’s Eve. The film
features a star-studded Italian cast led by Fabio De Luigi and Cristiana Capotondi (their third film
with Genovesi), with Ricky Memphis (the star of The Immature (Immaturi) and The Fifth Wheel
(L’ultima ruota del carro), presented last year at the Rome Film Festival, nominated for the Nastro
d’Argento for Best Supporting Actor in La mossa del pinguino), Elisa Sednaoui (actress in Bus
Palladium (Noi, insieme, adesso - Bus Palladium) by Christopher Thompson, nominated for two César
awards, and a model for several international brands), Chiara Francini (winner of the Guglielmo
Biraghi award as “Actress Revelation of the Year” at the Venice International Film Festival for Men Vs
Women (Maschi contro femmine), and a hostess on the television show “Colorado”), and the duo Ale
e Franz (“Zelig”, “Pippo Chennedy Show”, “Mai dire gol”). Also featured is Diego Abantantuono, an
actor, comedian, screenwriter and television host, who has worked throughout his lengthy career
with filmmakers such as Guiseppe Bertolucci, Gabriele Salvatores, Pupi Avati, Luigi Comencini, Ettore
Scola.
Andiamo a quel paese, the new film by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone (known as Ficarra e
Picone), will be the closing film of the Festival. The comic duo from Palermo, who has been featured
in some of the most important television comedy shows of the past ten years such as “Striscia la
Notizia”, “Zelig” and “L’ottavo nano”, returns behind the camera following their box-office hits Nati
stanchi, Il 7 e l’8, La Matassa and It May Be Love But It Doesn't Show (Anche se è amore non si vede).
Ficarra and Picone – who are again the screenwriters, directors and stars of the film – have set their
new comedy in Sicily, with the hilarious story of two unemployed men who return to their home town
and invent an original solution for beating the economic crisis. The cast features Fatima Trotta, an
actress and hostess of the satirical television show “Made in Sud”, and Tiziana Lodato, who has
worked with directors such as Giuseppe Tornatore, who cast her in The Star Maker (L’uomo delle
stelle, 1995), Emanuele Crialese and Franco Battiato. Also appearing is Nino Frassica, the star of
some of the classic Italian television shows of the 1980s (“Quelli della notte”, “Indietro tutta!”), and
the talented actor of popular television fiction series (“Don Matteo”, “Ho sposato uno sbirro”,
“L’ispettore Coliandro”).
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THE LINE-UP
CINEMA D’OGGI
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World premiere
ANGELY REVOLUCII / ANGELS OF REVOLUTION by Aleksey Fedorcenko, Russia, 2014, 105’
Cast: Darya Ekamasova, Oleg Yagodin, Pavel Basov, Georgy Iobadze, Konstantin Balakirev,
Alexey Solonchov
World premiere
BIAGIO by Pasquale Scimeca, Italy, 2014, 90’
Cast: Marcello Mazzarella, Vincenzo Albanese, Renato Lenzi, Omar Noto, Doriana La Fauci,
Silvia Francese
European premiere
DÓLARES DE ARENA / SAND DOLLARS by Laura Amelia Guzman Conde, Israel Cardenas,
Dominican Republic, Argentina, Mexico, 2014, 80’
Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio
World premiere
LA FORESTA DI GHIACCIO by Claudio Noce, Italy, 2014, 99’
Cast: Emir Kusturica, Ksenia Rappoport, Adriano Giannini, Domenico Diele
European premiere – Debut film
ITAR EL-LAYL / THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT by Tala Hadid, United Kingdom, France,
Morocco, 2014, 93’
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Boujouane, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline
Idrissi, Zahra Hindi
World premiere
LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, Belgium, Mexico, 2014, 110’
Cast: Gabino Rodriguez, Norma Pablo, Toral Acosta, Jerónimo Soto Bravo, Sergio Lazaro
Cortéz
World premiere
DIE LÜGEN DER SIEGER / THE LIES OF THE VICTORS by Christoph Hochhäusler, Germany,
2014, 112’
Cast: Florian David Fitz, Lilith Stangenberg, Horst Kotterba, Ursina Lardi, Arved Birnbaum,
Jakob Diehl, Jean-Paul Cornart
European premiere
LULU by Luis Ortega, Argentina, 2014, 84’
Cast: Ailín Salas, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Daniel Melingo, Miguel Angel Castillo
European premiere
OS MAIAS – (ALGUNS) EPISÓDIOS DA VIDA ROMÂNTICA / THE MAIAS - STORY OF A
PORTUGUESE FAMILY by João Botelho, Portugal, 2014, 135’
Cast: Graciano Dias, Maria Flor, Pedro Inês, Hugo Amaro, João Perry, Maria João Pinho,
Adriano Luz, Marcello Urgeghe
International premiere – Debut film
MAURO by Hernán Rosselli, Argentina, 2014, 80’
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Cast: Mauro Martinez, Juliana Risso, Victoria Bustamante, Jose Pablo Suarez, Pablo Ramos,
Patricia Fouret, Ricardo Ruiz
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World premiere
I MILIONARI by Alessandro Piva, Italy, 2014, 104’
Cast: Francesco Scianna, Valentina Lodovini, Francesco Di Leva, Salvatore Striano, Carmine
Recano, Gianfranco Gallo
International premiere
NN by Héctor Gálvez, Peru, France, Germany, 2014, 95’
Cast: Paul Vega, Isabel Gaona, Antonieta Pari
European premiere – Debut film
OBRA by Gregorio Graziosi, Brazil, 2014, 80’
Cast: Irandhir Santos, Julio Andrade, Lola Peploe, Marku Ribas, Luciana Inês Domschke,
Sabrina Greve, Christiana Ubach, Marisol Ribeiro, Turíbio Ruiz, Helena Albergaria, Vinicius
Zinn, Fernando Coimbra, Donizete Mazonas, Ligia Franchini, Ravel Andrade
World premiere – Debut film
SHIER GONGMIN / 12 CITIZENS by Xu Ang, China, 2014, 108’
Cast: He Bing, Han Tongsheng, Mi Tiezeng, Li Guangfu, Zhao Chunyang, Wang Gang, Zhang
Yongqiang, Ban Zan, Qian Bo, Liu Hui, Lei Jia
European premiere
TIME OUT OF MIND by Oren Moverman, USA, 2014, 117’
Cast: Richard Gere, Kyra Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi, Jena Malone, Ben Vereen, Danielle
Brooks, Abigail Savage, Yul Vazquez, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez,
Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes
World premiere
WIR SIND JUNG. WIR SIND STARK. / WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG. by Burhan Qurbani,
Germany, 2014, 123’
Cast: Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Trang Le Hong, Joel Basman, Saskia Rosendahl, Thorsten
Merten, Paul Gäbler, David Schütter, Jakob Bieber, Gro Swantje Kolhof, Mai Duong Kieu,
Aaron Le, Larissa Füchs, Axel Pape
NON COMPETITIVE SELECTION
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International premiere - In collaboration with WIRED NEXT CINEMA powered by Mazda
JÁ VISTO JAMAIS VISTO by Andrea Tonacci, Brazil, 2013, 50’
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World premiere - In collaboration with WIRED NEXT CINEMA powered by Mazda
RAGAZZI by Raul Perrone, Argentina, 2014, 80’
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World premiere - In collaboration with WIRED NEXT CINEMA powered by Mazda
ATO, ATALHO E VENTO / WAY ACT AND THE WIND by Marcelo Masagão, Brazil, 2014, 72’
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GALA
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World premiere
ANDIAMO A QUEL PAESE by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone, Italy, 2014, 90’
Cast: Salvatore Ficarra, Valentino Picone, Tiziana Lodato, Lily Tirinnanzi, Fatima Trotta,
Francesco Paolantoni, Nino Frassica
European premiere – In collaboration with Alice nella città
BLACK AND WHITE by Mike Binder, USA, 2014, 121’
Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Andre Holland, Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho,
Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Jillian Estell
World premiere
BUONI A NULLA by Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy, 2014, 87’
Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Marco Marzocca, Valentina Lodovini, Daniela Giordano, Gianfelice
Imparato, Marco Messeri, Camilla Filippi, and with the participation of Anna Bonaiuto
Italian premiere
EDEN by Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2014, 131’
Cast: Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Greta Gerwig, Golshifteh Farahani,
Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste
Italian premiere - Debut film
ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST by Andrea Di Stefano, France, Spain, Belgium, 2014, 120’
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac
World premiere
GIULIO CESARE – COMPAGNI DI SCUOLA by Antonello Sarno, Italy, 2014, 87’
Italian premiere
GONE GIRL by David Fincher, USA, 2014, 145’
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry’s, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
World premiere
KAMISAMA NO IUTOORI / AS THE GODS WILL by Takashi Miike, Japan, 2014, 100’
Cast: Sota Fukushi, Hirona Yamazaki, Shota Sometani, Mio Yuki, Nao Omori, Lily Franky
Ryunosuke Kamiki
European premiere – In collaboration with Alice nella città
KAHLIL GIBRAN'S THE PROPHET by Roger Allers, Gaëtan & Paul Brizzi, Tomm Moore, Nina
Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha, Joan C. Gratz & Mohammed Saeed Harib,
Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, USA, 2014, 85’
Voci di: Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina,
John Rhys-Davies, Quvenzhané Wallis
Italian premiere
THE KNICK by Steven Soderbergh, USA, 2014, ten episodes (60’)
Cast: Clive Owen, André Holland, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano
International premiere
LOVE, ROSIE by Christian Ditter, United Kingdom, Germany, 2014, 102’
Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jamie
Beamish, Jaime Winstone
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Italian premiere
PHOENIX by Christian Petzold, Germany, 2014, 98’
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf
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Italian premiere - Debut film
SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD by George Hencken, United Kingdom, 2014, 112’
Cast: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman
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World premiere
SOAP OPERA by Alessandro Genovesi, Italy, 2014, 87’
Cast: Fabio De Luigi, Cristiana Capotondi, Ricky Memphis, Elisa Sednaoui, Chiara Francini, Ale
and Franz, Diego Abatantuono
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European premiere
STILL ALICE by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, USA, 2014, 99’
Cast: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish
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European premiere
TRASH by Stephen Daldry, United Kingdom, 2014, 112’
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello
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World premiere
TRE TOCCHI by Marco Risi, Italy, 2013, 100’
Cast: Massimiliano Benvenuto, Leandro Amato, Emiliano Ragno, Vincenzo De Michele, Antonio
Folletto, Gilles Rocca, and with Matteo Branciamore, Francesca Inaudi, Jonis Bascir, Luca
Argentero, Marco Giallini, Claudio Santamaria, Paolo Sorrentino, Maurizio Mattioli
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MONDO GENERE
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Italian premiere - Debut film
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT by Ana Lily Amirpour, USA, 2014, 99’
Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnó, Milad
Eghbali, Rome Shandaloo, Reza Sixo Safai
Italian premiere
HAIDER by Vishal Bhardwaj, India, 2014, 159’
Cast: Shahid Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon, Kulbhushan Kharbanda,
Narendra Jha, Lalit Parimoo, Ashish Vidyarthi, Aamir Bashir, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Bhagat, Irrfan
Khan
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Italian premiere - Debut film
NIGHTCRAWLER by Dan Gilroy, USA, 2014, 119’
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
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International premiere
QUANDO EU ERA VIVO / WHEN I WAS ALIVE by Marco Dutra, Brazil, 2014, 108’
Cast: Antonio Fagundes, Marat Descartes, Sandy Leah
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International premiere
LA PROCHAINE FOIS JE VISERAI LE COEUR / NEXT TIME I'LL AIM FOR THE HEART by Cédric
Anger, France, 2014, 111’
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Arnaud Henriet, Douglas Attal
European premiere
STONEHEARST ASYLUM by Brad Anderson, USA, 2014, 109’
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, David
Thewlis, Jason Flemyng, Christopher Fulford, Sophie Kennedy-Clark, Sinead Cusack, Edmund
Kingsley
Italian premiere
TUSK by Kevin Smith, USA, 2014, 102’
Cast: Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Michael Parks
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PROSPETTIVE ITALIA
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World premiere
FINO A QUI TUTTO BENE by Roan Johnson, Italy, 2014, 80’
Cast: Alessio Vassallo, Paolo Cioni, Silvia D’Amico, Guglielmo Favilla, Melissa Anna Bartolini,
Isabella Ragonese
World premiere – Debut film
INDEX ZERO by Lorenzo Sportiello, Italy, 2014, 82’
Cast: Simon Merrells, Ana Ularu, Antonia Liskova, Velislav Pavlov
World premiere – Debut film
LAST SUMMER by Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, Italy, 2014, 94’
Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Yorick Van Wageningen, Lucy Griffiths, Laura Sofia Bach, Daniel Ball, Ken
Brady
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World premiere - Documentary
DUE VOLTE DELTA by Elisabetta Sgarbi, Italy, 2014, 144’
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World premiere - Documentary
LARGO BARACCHE by Gaetano Di Vaio, Italy, 2014, 70’
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World premiere - Documentary
LOOKING FOR KADIJA by Francesco G. Raganato, Italy, 2014, 60’
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World premiere - Documentary
MENO MALE È LUNEDÌ by Filippo Vendemmiati, Italy, 2014, 80’
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World premiere – Debut film - Documentary
ROMA TERMINI by Bartolomeo Pampaloni, Italy, France, 2014, 79’
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EVENTS
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World premiere – Marc’aurelio Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Salles
JIA ZHANGKE, UN GARS DE FENYANG by Walter Salles, Brazil, France, 2014, 102’
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World premiere - Jia Zhangke presenta
CHEN JIALING by Tian Ye, Gu Yugao, China, 2014, 65’
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World premiere
27 APRILE 2014 – RACCONTO DI UN EVENTO by Luca Viotto, Italy, 2014, 50'
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Italian premiere - In collaboration with Alice nella città
IL MIO AMICO NANUK / MIDNIGHT SUN by Brando Quilici, Roger Spottiswoode, Italy, Canada,
USA, 2014, 98’
Cast: Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic, Bridget Moynahan
Italian premiere
A MOST WANTED MAN by Anton Corbijn, USA, 2014, 121'
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams,
Grigoriy Dobrygin
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World premiere
MY ITALIAN SECRET / THE FORGOTTEN HEROES by Oren Jacoby, USA, 2014, 92’
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World premiere
NE HO FATTE DI TUTTI I COLORI by Marco Spagnoli, Italy, 2014, 70’
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ORE 12 by Toni D'Angelo, Italy, 2014, 16’
Cast: Laura De Rosa, Vincenzo Messina, Valentina Vacca, Conni Celotto, Carmine Paternoster,
Salvatore Striano
World premiere
L'OROLOGIO DI MONACO by Mauro Caputo, Italy, 2014, 62’
World premiere
A ROSE REBORN by Park Chan-Wook, Italy, 2014, 19'
Cast: Jack Huston, Daniel Wu
World premiere
VIAGGIO NELL'ANIMO DEI FIGLI DELLA SHOA by Beppe Tufarulo, Italy, 2014, 60’
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OFFICIAL AWARDS
THE AUDIENCE AWARDS
The audience will be the protagonist of the 9th Rome Film Festival and will choose the award-winners
in each section of the programme. The most important acknowledgments will therefore be awarded
on the basis of the votes cast by the audience after the screenings, with a special card: the votes will
be collected in the dedicated posts in the Auditorium and, for the first time, thanks to XAOS and
Funweek, also via the official app and festival website www.romacinemafest.org
At the end of each screening, the audience will give their vote and assign:
-the BNL People’s Choice Award | Gala (in collaboration with the Festival Main Partner BNL Gruppo
BNP Paribas)
- the People’s Choice Award | Cinema d'Oggi
- the People’s Choice Award | Mondo Genere
- the BNL People’s Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Fiction)
- the People’s Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Documentary)
On Sunday, October 26 the winning films will be screened.
TAODUE CAMERA D’ORO PRIZE FOR BEST DEBUT FILM
All the debut feature-length films included in all the sections (including both the Official Selection
and the Independent and Parallel Sidebars) will compete this award.
DOC.IT AWARD TO THE BEST ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY
The DOC.IT Association will award a prize to the Best Italian Documentary.
MARC’AURELIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Walter Salles, Brazilian director, screenwriter, and producer, Berlinale Golden Bear and Golden
Globe-winner for Central do Brasil (1998), Oscar®-winner for The Motorcycle Diaries (2004). On the
occasion of the award ceremony, Walter Salles will present the world premiere screening of his new
film Jia Zhangke, un gars de Fenyang.
MAVERICK DIRECTOR AWARD
Takashi Miike, Japanese director, screenwriter, actor, and film producer, considered one of the most
original and prolific auteurs in contemporary cinema. On the occasion of the award ceremony, the
filmmaker will present the world premiere screening of his new film Kamisama no iutoori (As the
Gods Will).
MARC’AURELIO OF THE FUTURE AWARD
Aleksey Fedorchenko, Russian filmmaker, director of First on the Moon and Ovsyanki/Silent Souls
(both award winners at the Venice International Film Festival) and Celestial Wives of the Meadow
Mari (in Competition at the Rome Film Festival in 2012), producer of over 20 films, screenwriter and
author. On the occasion of the award ceremony, the world premiere of his latest film Angels of
Revolution (Angely revolutsii) will be screened.
MARC’AURELIO ACTING AWARD
Cuban actor and scriptwriter Tomas Milian, directed by the most prominent Italian auteurs, such as
Luchino Visconti and Pierpaolo Pasolini, and by Hollywood filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg,
Oliver Stone, and Steven Soderbergh, extraordinary protagonist of the spaghetti western genre, and
of the early ’70s Italian “Poliziotteschi” genre (a.k.a. Eurocrime, a subgenre of crime/action cop
films).
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TAODUE CAMERA D’ORO PRIZE FOR BEST DEBUT FILM – THE JURY
The Taodue international Jury is composed of:
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President
Jonathan Nossiter (director)
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Francesca Calvelli (editor)
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Cristiana Capotondi (actress)
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Valerio Mastandrea (director, actor, producer)
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Sydney Sibilia (director)
The Jury will assign the award to the elected director, on no ex-aequo basis.
All the unreleased first films (fiction) presented in the different sections of the Festival (the Official
Selection, and the Parallel and Autonomous selection, Alice nella città) compete for the Taodue
Award.
The following films will compete for the Taodue Award:
ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST by Andrea Di Stefano (Gala)
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT by Ana Lily Amirpour (Mondo Genere)
INDEX ZERO by Lorenzo Sportiello (Prospettive Italia)
ITAR EL-LAYL / THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT by Tala Hadid (Cinema d’Oggi)
LAST SUMMER by Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli (Prospettive Italia)
MAURO by Hernán Rosselli (Cinema d’Oggi)
NIGHTCRAWLER by Dan Gilroy (Mondo Genere)
OBRA by Gregorio Graziosi (Cinema d’Oggi)
SHIER GONGMIN / 12 CITIZENS by Xu Ang (Cinema d’Oggi)
ABOUT A GIRL by Mark Monheim (Alice nella città)
ALL CATS ARE GREY / TOUS LES CHATS SONT GRIS by Savina Dellicour (Alice nella città)
THE CROW'S EGG / KAAKKAA MUTTAI by M. Manikandan (Alice nella città)
GHADI by Amin Dora (Alice nella città)
GUIDA TASCABILE PER LA FELICITA’ / BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING by Rob Meyer (Alice nella
città)
THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME by Kit Monkman, Marcus Romer (Alice nella città)
SPARTACUS & CASSANDRA by Ioanis Nuguet (Alice nella città)
X + Y by Morgan Matthews (Alice nella città)
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COLLATERAL AWARDS
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Farfalla d’Oro Prize – Agiscuola
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The SIGNIS Award - Ente Dello Spettacolo (prize of € 5.000)
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L.A.R.A. (Libera Associazione Rappresentanza di Artisti) for the Best Italian Actor
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AIC 2014 Award for Best Cinematography
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AMC Best Editing
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Best Sound Award - A.I.T.S.
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Premio La Chioma di Berenice
La Chioma di Berenice Award for Best Hairstyling
La Chioma di Berenice Award for Best Make Up Artist
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Akai Award International Film Fest
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Green Movie Award
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Sorriso diverso Rome 2014 Award
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MAVERICK DIRECTOR AWARD TO TAKASHI MIIKE
The Festival celebrates one of the most original and eclectic auteurs in
contemporary cinema
World premiere screening of his latest film, Kamisama no iutoori
The Japanese director, screenwriter, actor, and film producer Takashi Miike, considered one of the
most original and prolific auteurs in contemporary cinema, will receive the 2014 Maverick Director
Award during the 9th Rome Film Festival (October, 16 – 25, 2014, the Auditorium Parco della Musica),
directed by Marco Müller. The award is dedicated to filmmakers who have contributed to the
invention of a new, original, and unconventional cinema. Miike, adored by millions of fans around the
world for the innovative, edgy, extreme, and ironic style of his films and for his extraordinary ability
to cross-fertilize and experiment with all types of genres and styles, will accept his award on the
occasion of the world premiere screening of his new film, Kamisama no iutoori (As the Gods Will).
Marco Müller, Director of the Rome Film Festival, commented on the choice as follows: “For the
recurring power of his creative imagination and the courage of his ideas, Takashi Miike is a filmmaker
who is absolutely beyond compare. Every one of his films is a breakneck race through a uncannily
poetic and surprisingly political imagination. His sense of cinema and the pleasure of filming were
already evident in his earliest works (straight-to-video movies and low-budget films); they have
effortlessly edged in, despite his current creative speed (three to four films per year), hence his style
continues to assert itself each time, both in his adaptation of hit mangas and in commissioned films
honed to become blockbusters (which reveal moments of extraordinary figurative concentration).
Prolific, nomadic, versatile, stubborn, unnerving (and at times melancholy), Miike has tried his hand
at every genre: when he has chosen to shatter them it has always been to recompose them better in
unpredictable mixes. Always catching us unprepared (even when you are familiar with the source or
the subject, you will be surprised by the direction that the images take), Miike is arguably the least
compliant of all the contemporary maverick directors”.
TAKASHI MIIKE
Considered by Quentin Tarantino to be “one of the greatest living directors”, Miike has always
contributed to pushing the limits of the visible and reconsidering the boundaries that divide
“populist” practices, genre and auteur visions in some of the most beloved and controversial films in
recent years. A student of Imamura Shohei and Hideo Onchi, since his debut in 1991 with Toppuu!
Minipato tai – Aikyachi Jankushon, Miike has rewritten the rules of popular Japanese cinema,
creating a universe filled with violent and contradictory emotions that capture the manias and
obsessions of life in Japan, with exact critical insight.
His endless filmography counts nearly 100 films: from Audition (1999), listed as one of the “25
Scariest ‘90s Movies” and one of the “20 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die”, to Lesson of
the Evil (2012), screened in competition at the Rome Film Festival, Miike has left his mark on the
history of genre cinema with his unmistakably brutal, always visually brilliant, cultured and above
all, uncensored approach, devoid of all moralism. Competing in the Orizzonti section in Venice in
2004 with Izo, a visionary parable about the presence of evil in history, he returned to the Venice
Film Festival three years later with Sukiyaki Western Django, an irreverent pop-punk version of a
spaghetti-western. He was in competition again in 2010 with 13 Assassins, a samurai epic set in the
Edo period and compared by critics to the best of Akira Kurosawa’s films. In 2011 and in 2013, Miike
was at Cannes Film Festival in Competition with Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and Straw Shield. In
2012 he was at the Rome Film Festival with Lesson of the Evil and the following year with The Mole
Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (in competition) and Blue Planet Brothers (out of competition).
His films have become part of the collective imagery of the contemporary world.
Works such as Fudoh: The New Generation (1996), a mutant yakuza-movie, the trilogy D.O.A. - Dead
or Alive (1999-2002) or the ultra-violent Ichi the Killer (2001), not to mention impossible-to-classify
films such as The Bird People in China (1998), Big Bang Love, Gozu (2003), Juvenile A (2006) and For
Love’s Sake (2012), may rightfully claim their place as film classics of our time.
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MARC’AURELIO OF THE FUTURE TO ALEKSEY FEDORCENKO
The Russian filmmaker to present the world premiere screening of his latest
film, Angels of Revolution (Angely revolutsii)
The Rome Film Festival, upon recommendation of the Director Marco Müller, will award the
Marc’Aurelio of the Future to Aleksei Fedorchenko, director of First on the Moon and Ovsyanki/Silent
Souls (both award winners at the Venice International Film Festival) and Celestial Wives of the
Meadow Mari (in Competition at the Rome Film Festival in 2012), producer of over twenty films,
screenwriter and author. After the awards ceremony, the Russian filmmaker will present the world
premiere of his latest film, Angels of Revolution (Angely revolutsii), in the “Cinema d’Oggi” (Cinema
Today) section.
Fedorchenko’s new film, set in the Soviet Union, is the story of the meeting and clash between
different cultures in the 1930s under Stalin, seen through the eyes of five avant-garde artists, sent to
the outer regions for agit-prop purposes. The film is an adaptation of the short stories by Denis
Osokin, winner of the Russian “Debut Prize” literary award for young writers, author of the novel
that inspired Ovsyanki and screenwriter for Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari. The cast of Angels
of Revolution features, among others, Darya Ekamasova (the star of Celestial Wives of the Meadow
Mari, also in Zhila byla odna baba/Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman by Andrei
Smirnov, and Svobodnoe Plavanie/Free Floating by Boris Khlebnikov, screened at the Venice
International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section), Konstantin Balakirev (Stilyagi/Hipsters by Valery
Todorovsky, screened at the Toronto Film Festival), Aleksei Solonchyov (Un lac by Philippe
Grandrieux, Special Mention at the Venice International Film Festival).
“Aleksei Fedorchenko is an absolutely original figure in the landscape of Russian production of the
Third Millenium”, explains Director Marco Müller, “because in every transition from one film to the
next he has reinvented both style and genre. In his filmography, he contradicts the documentary with
the mockumentary, reconceives the landscape-driven dramatic film as a pantheistic comedy (in this
sense Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari appears as a response to Ovsyanki – Silent Souls).
Starting with his first extraordinary feature film (the mockumentary First on the Moon), Fedorchenko
has demolished conventional narrative structure. In the ‘narrative’ feature films that followed, he
has gone much farther than simply proposing a highly personal version of lyrical-painterly cinema: by
emphasizing the figurative aspects he has relegated the text and its logical structures to second
place, using images to evoke analogies, allegories, metaphors and non-realistic (and only in some
cases surrealistic) distortions. The viewer is forced to contend with a universe of meanings and
feelings that he must first be able to perceive, before even trying to understand.
The risk of a schematic portrayal of literary-inspired subjects, the rigidity of the fable are exploded
by the power of the images – which are always concrete, never abstract, even when his films consist
in extreme, expanded or compressed storylines, constantly illuminated by flashes of poetry.
Even in his most recent Angels of Revolution, the visionary quality of the images is not an end unto
itself. It serves to extend his thought about the relationship between man and nature, to confront
the fascination of traditional culture, be it real or made-up, against the violence of History (of
power). And once again Fedorchenko proves to be one of the few contemporary filmmakers able to
create renewed perspectives, time after time.”
ALEKSEY FEDORCENKO
Born in 1966 in Sol-Iletsk, in the Siberian region of Orenburg, he moved to Yekaterinburg where he
still lives. After studying engineering, he graduated in dramaturgy at the VGIK (Russian State
University of Cinematography). Since 2004, he is the founder, director, producer, and supervisor of
“Kinokompaniya 29-e Fevralya”. For his debut feature film, First on the Moon, Fedorchenko won the
Orizzonti Doc Award at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival, returning in 2010 with Ovsyanki, a
meditative poetic story in which the characters, members of the Finno-Ugric ethnic group, have an
almost intimate relation with the earth and the water. The film won the Osella award for Best
Photography while the international critics awarded it the FIPRESCI prize. Fedorchenko’s cinema
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explores the traditions of populations that still resist the predominance of the prevailing culture.
Ovsyanki also won prizes at the film festivals in Abu Dhabi, Mar del Plata, and Vladivostock. In 2012,
at the Festival “Vivat kino Rossii”, Fedorchenko won the special jury prize for his short film,
Chetvertoe izmerenie. That same year, he came to the Rome Film Festival to present Celestial Wives
of the Meadow Mari, a sort of Decameron suspended between magic and realism, consisting of
twenty-three short stories about the women of the Mari people. The following year the film was
shown in the Vanguard section at the Toronto International Film Festival and was a prizewinner at
the Festival of Breslavia.
Angels of Revolution (Angely revolucii)
1934: the legendary Communist fighter, the beautiful Polina-Revoluzia, is asked by the newborn
Soviet government to bring order to the north of the Soviet Union. The shamans of the two native
populations, Khanty and Nenets, refuse the new ideology. Polina convinces five of her friends to go
with her, former colleagues-in-arms who have now become metropolitan artists: a composer, a
sculptor, a theatre director, a Constructivist architect, a famous director. They will have to try and
reconcile the culture of the Russian Avant-garde with the Ancient Paganism of the peoples who live
in the virgin forest around the great Siberian river Ob. The film is based on a true story.
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MARC’AURELIO ACTING AWARD TO TOMAS MILIAN
The Rome Film Festival will award the Marc’Aurelio Acting Award to Tomas Milian. The prize will be
conferred by Sergio Castellitto (who chose Tomas Milian as the star of his new film). The Cuban-born
actor will meet the public during a Masterclass moderated by Giona Nazzaro and Manlio Gomarasca,
members of the Festival’s selection committee (Manlio Gomarasca is also the author of a biography
of Milian, soon to be published by Rizzoli).
“Backwards, Roma spells Amor”
Tomas Milian
The decision to confer the Marc’Aurelio Acting Award to Tomas Milian is based first and foremost on
the consideration that over the years, this actor has become one of the very symbols of Roman-ness
in cinema, alongside figures of the caliber of Alberto Sordi and Carlo Verdone.
The boundless affection felt by the people and the entire city of Rome are the irrefutable proof.
The point is not just to celebrate the vibrant and enduring bond between an artist and his adopted
city, but above all, to pay tribute to an incomparable talent in twentieth-century cinema.
Born in 1933, Tomas Milian is both an American and an Italian citizen (he was granted Italian
citizenship in the late 1970s). His film career is exemplary. From his native Cuba, he moved to New
York where he joined the prestigious Actors’ Studio founded by Lee Strasberg, a wellspring of talent
that produced actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Dennis Hopper and Robert De Niro. He
came to Italy to star in Jean Cocteau’s pantomime The Poet and the Muse at the Festival of Two
Worlds in Spoleto, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Milian’s success was instant, and he was soon noticed by the Italian film world, which in those years
was undergoing a deep and fertile political, aesthetic and formal renaissance.
During the 60s, he worked with the finest directors such as Mauro Bolognini (The Big Night,
Madamigella di Maupin, Bell’Antonio), Francesco “Citto” Maselli (Silver Spoon Set, Time of
Indifference, A Fine Pair), Luchino Visconti (Il lavoro, a segment of the classic Boccaccio ’70), Pier
Paolo Pasolini (Ro.Go.Pa.G. the segment La ricotta), Valerio Zurlini (Le soldatesse), Carlo Lizzani
(The Violent Four), Florestano Vancini (La banda Casaroli), Franco Brusati (Disorder), Nanny Loy (A
Day for Lionhearts), Renato Castellani (Crazy Sea), Alberto Lattuada (Unexpected).
His remarkable talent made him one of the most sought-after actors in Italian cinema in the 1960s,
but not only there. In 1965, Milian starred in Carol Reed’s The Agony and the Ecstasy, with Rex
Harrison and Charlton Heston.
In the early ’70s his restless artistic nature drove him to the anti-Hollywood that was revolutionizing
American cinema. In fact Dennis Hopper, the director of Easy Rider, chose him to star in his most
controversial film The Last Movie, with legendary actors Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Samuel
Fuller and John Phillip Law. At the same time, Tomas was one of the key figures in the extraordinary
season of the Spaghetti Westerns, starring in masterpieces by Sergio Sollima (Face to Face, Run Man
Run), Sergio Corbucci (Compañeros), Giulio Petroni (Tepepa, alongside Orson Welles), Giulio Questi
(Django Kill…If you Live Shoot), films that have been brought out of the oblivion to which they were
fated despite the admiration of experts and film lovers, thanks to Quentin Tarantino, who celebrated
the genre in his film Django Unchained. Milian’s picaresque anti-hero interpretation gave the Italian
western political overtones that made the films of those years resonate with the impelling urgency of
the third-world anti-imperialist struggles. A remarkably flexible actor who was at ease in both
popular films and the challenge of acting in the most demanding auteur films, in 1970 Milian starred
in L’amore coniugale, the only fiction feature film directed by writer Dacia Maraini. In 1970 he also
starred in Liliana Cavani’s The Year of the Cannibals, a film that anticipated the great period of
social and student unrest.
When the era of the western film declined, Milian became the absolute star of the great season of
Italian detective films, in which he always represented a popular working-class hero that would lead
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him, in the end, to create the last great character in the Italian comedy of manners, Nico Giraldi,
the undisputed box-office champion of the Seventies and Eighties.
Worlds apart from the figure of the lone avenger that was so popular in American films of the same
period, Milian brought to his paladins of justice (and con men) an instinctive understanding and
genuine feeling for the torments and problems of the weak. This also put him on a wavelength with
the extraordinary era of student protest.
Despite the box-office success of all his films, Milian did not eschew auteur films, working with
masters of the caliber of Michelangelo Antonioni, starring in Identification of a Woman, and Bernardo
Bertolucci (Luna).
He returned to the United States in the late 1980s, working within the Hollywood star system again
for internationally renowned directors such as Steven Spielberg (Amistad), Oliver Stone (JFK), Steven
Soderbergh (the Oscar®-winning film Traffic), Robert Redford (Havana), Abel Ferrara (Cat Chaser)
and James Gray (The Yards), who was president of the Jury of the eighth edition of the Rome Film
Festival. He also participated in the most important television series such as Miami Vice produced by
Michael Mann, Law & Order, U.C. Undercover and Oz, produced by HBO.
WHY THE AWARD TO MILIAN IN THE CITY OF ROME
Tomas Milian and Rome are synonyms of each other. In Rome, Milian built the greatest, most lasting
success of his career around a figure that embodied the popular Roman culture which had not yet
been completely absorbed by the consumer society, of which Pier Paolo Pasolini’s poetry offers one
of the highest accolades, and Luigi Magni is the most reliable historiographer, and which allowed
Milian to achieve the stature of an authentic icon of our collective imagery.
Milian has offered a unique portrayal of a city and its inhabitants on the verge of a complex and
painful process of social and economic transformation which official culture proved unable to
describe, at least not in real time, in forms that were as effective and were equally mass distributed.
The humanity celebrated by Gianfranco Rosi in Sacro GRA was already present in the films of the
series centred on the figure of Nico Giraldi, an inimitable case of a policeman who is always on the
side of the weak and humble, battling against the powerful and the corrupt, the bureaucrats and the
white-collar workers, who speaks to his superiors and colleagues in the frank and scathing tones of
Rome at its very essence, where the tones of the vernacular are those of the most irreverent public
lampoons, celebrated in the finest tradition of the Roman poet Belli. Milian, a multi-ethnic Cuban,
American and especially Italian body, has said: “Rome is the city where I feel most at home. The city
that adopted me as a son and that taught me the lessons of life. If there is one place where I want to
spend the last years of my existence it is Rome, Roma, which backwards spells Amor (i.e. love)”.
In the spirit of the great popular feasts which the Rome Film Festival has represented since its very
inception, a recognition of the figure of Tomas Milian is a well-deserved tribute to express the
undying affection that the Capital city (and Italy in its entirety) has never ceased to feel for him.
We are convinced that Tomas Milian’s presence at the Rome Film Festival is both highly qualifying
and popular at the same time. A real, frank, genuine celebration. Milian is the connecting point
between two worlds and two conceptions of cinema that are miraculously united in his person. We
are convinced that the actor’s fans have been ardently awaiting this event. This is demonstrated by
the consistently strong sales of Milian’s films in DVD and Blu-Ray, despite the crisis of electronic
publishing, the endless reruns of his films on television, the many forums and fan-clubs dedicated to
him on the Internet.
By conferring this award to Milian, Rome pays tribute to the last champion of the city, a unique,
incomparable artist, who has touched the hearts of millions of Romans and Italians all over the
world.
Giona Nazzaro
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MASTERCLASSES AND MOVIE TALKS
BRAD ANDERSON
Cult director of Session 9, The Machinist, Transsiberian, Vanishing on the 7th
Street and The Call, he will present in Rome his new feature film, Stonehearst Asylum.
Anderson will be the protagonist of a masterclass.
ASIA ARGENTO
Italian actress Asia Argento will meet the audience on the occasion of the exhibition
Asia Argento: la strega rossa (The red witch), and of the presentation of its photo
catalogue (published by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and Edizioni Sabinae).
VISHAL BHARDWAJ
Indian director and author, renowned for his screen adaptations of Shakespearian
classics (Maqbool and Omkara) will present in Rome Haider, the last chapter of the
trilogy devoted to the English playwright and poet. On this occasion he will meet the
audience at the Argentina Theatre.
JOÃO BOTELHO
Portuguese filmmaker, awarded in the most important international film festivals, will
meet the audience on the occasion of the screening of his new film Os maias – (Alguns)
Episódios da vida romantic
PARK CHAN-WOOK
Acclaimed South-Korean auteur of the “Vengeance Trilogy”, Thirst, and Stoker will
meet the audience on the occasion of the screening of A Rose Reborn, a film project in
collaboration with Italian brand Ermenegildo Zegna.
GERALDINE CHAPLIN
British actress Geraldine Chaplin who worked with directors such as Robert Altman,
James Ivory, Martin Scorsese, and starred in renowned films, such as Doctor Zhivago,
and Crime on a Summer Morning, will present in Rome her latest film Dólares de Arena.
KEVIN COSTNER
American actor, director, and producer Kevin Costner, Oscar®-winner for Dances with
Wolves, starring in film such as The Bodyguard, and JFK, will discuss scenes from his
most beloved films, and will answer questions from the audience.
TAKASHI MIIKE
Japanese director, screenwriter, actor, and film producer Takashi Miike, adored by
millions of fans around the world, will receive the 2014 Maverick Director Award. On
the occasion of the award ceremony he will present his new film, and meet the
spectators.
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TOMAS MILIAN
Cuban-born, talented actor Tomas Milian, who in his career has been able to switch
between pop cinema and subtle performances in the most refined auteur cinema, will
be conferred the Marc’Aurelio Acting Award, and will meet the audience in a Master
class at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
CLIVE OWEN
British actor Clive Owen (Golden Globe-winner for Closer, starring in films such as come
King Arthur, Sin City, Inside Man) will attend a conversation with the Festival-goers
during a special event. On this occasion, Steven Soderbergh’s new drama series “The
Knick” will be screened.
WALTER SALLES AND JIA ZHANGKE
2014 recipient of the Marc’Aurelio Lifetime Achievement Award, Walter
Salles with director, author, scriptwriter, and producer Jia Zhangke,
Golden Lion-winner at Venice, will be the protagonists of a movie talk on
the occasion of the screening of Jia Zhangke, Un Gars de Fenyang, Salles’
documentary on the Chinese auteur’s life and work.
WIM WENDERS
The cult filmmaker of Wings of Desire will attend the Festival and present his new
documentary The Salt of the Earth, co-directed with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, screened
in the “Wired Next Cinema” programme.
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RETROSPECTIVE AND NEW RESTORATIONS
DANSE MACABRE: ITALIAN GOTHIC CINEMA
The season of Gothic cinema was a short one, like so many in Italian cinema. Many – perhaps too
many – titles within a smattering of years. From 1957 to 1966, in a crossroads of genres: peplum, spy,
and spaghetti westerns, one rising from the ashes of the other as a reaction to the latest crisis. The
usual Anglo-Saxon model (represented this time by the Hammer films) and the natural instinct for
emulation merge with the typically Italian capacity to adapt stories and atmospheres to production
resources. The castles and manors of Italy were transformed into a fantastic set, perfect for reviving
ancient legends about witches and vampires, childhood fantasies populated with nightmares and
demons. As Riccardo Freda, who with Mario Bava must be given credit for the birth of this genre,
used to say, “true horror is what is rooted inside us from the moment of our birth. […] This is real
terror, the anguish over what we cannot see, the noise that unleashes the terror we have always
repressed. In all my films there are doors that open silently in the dark, blood-curdling creaking and
moaning, a branch tapping against the window that sounds like the bony hand of a ghost”. And now
the ghouls are back…
The Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale (Experimental Cinematography
Centre – National Film Archive) presents a short retrospective with some of the most significant films
of the masters of the Gothic - Freda, Margheriti, Pupillo, Mastrocinque - with incursions into the
genre by Damiani and Vernuccio, and an early film by Corrado Farina, The Son of Dracula. On the one
100th anniversary of his birth, a tribute is dedicated to Mario Bava, with a cycle of five films, selected
among the Gothic films and later Italian-style thrillers. To close the circle, at the Cinema Trevi, the
screening venue of the Cineteca Nazionale, a long retrospective devoted to the films by another
master of fantasy, Lucio Fulci, will take place from October 16th through 26th.
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I VAMPIRI (The Vampires) by Riccardo Freda, Italy, 1957, 81’
Cast: Gianna Maria Canale, Wandisa Guida, Carlo D'Angelo, Emilio Petacci, Paul Müller,
Charles Fawcett, Dario Michaelis, Miranda Campa, Angelo Galassi, Renato Tontini, Gisella
Mancinotti, Antoine Balpêtre, Ronny Holiday, Joy Holliday, Barbara Wohl
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LO SPETTRO (The Ghost) by Riccardo Freda, Italy, 1963, 97’
Cast: Barbara Steele, Peter Baldwin, Elio Jotta, Harriet Medin, Carol Bennet, Carlo Kechler,
Umberto Raho, Reginald Price Anderson
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IL FIGLIO DI DRACULA (Son of Dracula) by Corrado Farina, Italy, 1960, 25’
Cast: Lella Berti, Antonio Rossi, Gianpaolo Zancan, Elena Albert
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DANZA MACABRA (Castle of Blood) by Antonio Margheriti, Italy, 1964, 90’
Cast: Georges Rivière, Silvano Tranquilli, Barbara Steele
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5 TOMBE PER UN MEDIUM (Terror-Creatures from the Grave) by Massimo Pupillo, Italy, 1966,
90’
Cast: Walter Brandi, Barbara Steele
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LA CRIPTA E L’INCUBO (Crypt of the Vampire) by Camillo Mastrocinque, Italy, 1964, 82’
Cast: Christopher Lee, José Campos, Adriana Ambesi, Carla Calò
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TOBY DAMMIT (episode from TRE PASSI NEL DELIRIO / HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES) by
Federico Fellini, Italy, France, 1968, 43’
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Cast: Terence Stamp, Salvo Randone, Antonia Pietrosi, Ferdinand Guillaume in arte Polidor
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IL MULINO DELLE DONNE DI PIETRA (Mill of the Stone Women) by Giorgio Ferroni, Italy,
1960, 100’
Cast: Scilla Gabel, Pierre Brice, Dany Carrel, Wolfgang Preiss, Olga Solbelli, Marco Guglielmi,
Liana Orfei, Herbert Boehme, Alberto Archetti
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LA STREGA IN AMORE (The Witch) by Damiano Damiani, Italy, 1966, 110’
Cast: Gian Maria Volonté, Rosanna Schiaffino, Richard Johnson, Sarah Ferrati, Ester Carloni,
Margherita Guzzinati, Ivan Rassimov
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LA LUNGA NOTTE DI VERONIQUE (But Your Were Dead) by Gianni Vernuccio, Italy, 1966, 91’
Cast: Alex Morrison, Alba Rigazzi, Walter Pozzi, Lia Rainer, Sandro Luporini, Cristina Gajoni
FOCUS MARIO BAVA
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5 BAMBOLE PER LA LUNA D’AGOSTO (Five Dolls for an August Moon) by Mario Bava, Italy,
1969, 87’
Cast: Ira Fürstenberg, William Berger, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross, Maurice Poli, Mauro
Bosco
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LA FRUSTA E IL CORPO (The Whip and the Body) by Mario Bava, Italy, France, 1963, 80’
Cast: Tony Kendall, Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Luciano Pigozzi, Jacques Herlin
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LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (Black Sunday) by Mario Bava, Italy, 1960, 80’
Cast: Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici, Barbara Steele, Antonio
Pierfederici, Clara Bindi, Tino Bianchi, Mario Passante, Stanko Molnar
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OPERAZIONE PAURA (Kill, Baby… Kill!) by Mario Bava, Italy, 1966, 83’ (digital restoration)
Cast: Piero Lulli, Erika Blanc, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Fabienne Dalí, Giuseppe Addobbati,
Giovanna Galletti, Franca Dominici, Mirella Pamphili, Luciano Catenacci, Valeria Valeri

LA RAGAZZA CHE SAPEVA TROPPO (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) by Mario Bava, Italy,
1962, 90’
Cast: Valentina Cortese, John Saxon, Leticia Roman, Tiberio Murgia, Adriana Facchetti, Luigi
Bonos, Lucia Modugno, Jim Dolen, Milo Quesada
NEW RESTORATIONS AND REDISCOVERED FILMS
The CSC-Cineteca Nazionale (Experimental Cinematography Centre – National Film Archive) returns to
the Rome Film Festival this year, with a series of important film restorations and revivals. The
retrospective on Italian Gothic films includes the restored version of one of Mario Bava’s
masterpieces, Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura), while Boccaccio ’70 completes a process which
ideally began during last year’s Festival with the screening of the episode Le tentazioni del dottor
Antonio by Federico Fellini, to which we now add the episodes by Visconti, Monicelli, and De Sica
(the latter with a splendid Sophia Loren, who just celebrated her eightieth birthday).
The digital restoration of Ricomincio da tre is an occasion to celebrate Massimo Troisi on the
twentieth anniversary of his death, rediscovering his first great film success; whereas L’occhio
selvaggio by Paolo Cavara is a real discovery that will bring back a film and a director that are
unfamiliar to most. The restored version of L’occhio selvaggio will be accompanied by the
presentation of a book published by Italian editor Bompiani and containing the film’s subject and
screenplay, written with the collaboration of Alberto Moravia, Fabio Carpi, and Ugo Pirro.
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An exceptional find is the short film Partire è un pò morire, a sort of “ad campaign” for Europe
without borders, interpreted in the ‘50s by Peppino De Filippo. The short film will also introduce the
International Meeting on The Audiovisual Market organized by MiBACT on the occasion of the
semester of the Italian presidency of the European Union.
Thanks to the copies preserved at the Cineteca Nazionale and at Cinecittà-Luce, a well-deserved
tribute will be paid to Pietro Germi, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The screening of Il
cammino della speranza, in particular, is also conceived as a tribute to actress Elena Varzi, who
recently passed away.
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PARTIRE È UN PO’ MORIRE (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians) by Gianni Mondaini,
Italy, 1951, 11’
Cast: Peppino De Filippo, Margit Seeber
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BOCCACCIO ‘70 by Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti, Italy,
France, 1962, 200’ (full-length version)
Cast: Sophia Loren, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneider, Anita Ekberg, Tomas Milian, Marisa
Solinas, Luigi Giuliani, Germano Giglioli
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RICOMINCIO DA TRE (I’m Starting from Three) by Massimo Troisi, Italy, 1981, 109’
Cast: Massimo Troisi, Lello Arena, Fiorenza Marchegiani, Michele Mirabella, Renato Scarpa
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L’OCCHIO SELVAGGIO (The Wild Eye) by Paolo Cavara, Italy, 1967, 97’
Cast: Gabriele Tinti, Philippe Leroy, Delia Boccardo, Luciana Angelillo
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100th anniversary of Pietro Germi’s birth (September 14, 1914 – December 5, 1974)
Remembering Elena Varzi
IL CAMMINO DELLA SPERANZA (The Path of Hope) by Pietro Germi, Italy, 1950, 101’
Cast: Saro Urzì, Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Arcidiacono, Liliana Lattanzi
100th anniversary of Pietro Germi’s birth (September 14, 1914 – December 5, 1974)
UN MALEDETTO IMBROGLIO (The Facts of Murder) by Pietro Germi, Italy, 1959, 110’
Cast: Claudio Gora, Franco Fabrizi, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Cristina Gaioni, Pietro Germi,
Claudia Cardinale, Nino Castelnuovo, Lilia Landi, Saro Urzì, Antonio Gradoli, Antonio Acqua,
Pietro Tordi, Toni Ucci, Cristina Gajoni, Silla Bettini, Alida Chelli
100th anniversary of Pietro Germi’s birth (September 14, 1914 – December 5, 1974)
Remembering Luciano Vincenzoni
SIGNORE & SIGNORI by Pietro Germi, Italy, 1965, 118’
Cast: Gastone Moschin, Virna Lisi, Alberto Lionello
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EXHIBITIONS
ACTRICES. A TRIBUTE TO KATE BARRY
October 16 – 25, 2014, Foyer Sala Petrassi
Fascinating, dazzling film stars. It is no surprise that the Rome
Film Festival chose to host the international debut of this
photography exhibition. These portraits bear the signature of
Kate Barry. Most of the women are French, some of them,
such as Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Adjani, have a strong
connection to Italy. Others are of Italian origin, such as
Monica Bellucci or Sofia Coppola. Thanks to the talent of this
artist, they were made to let their hair down in a way that is
rather uncommon. Bringing to light certain clichés, devoid of
artifice, sober, and powerful. Born in 1967, the daughter of
John Barry and Jane Birkin, Kate Barry died in December
2013. The exhibition, dedicated to her memory, is a tribute to
her life’s work. Curated by Aline Arlettaz, journalist and
photographer, the exhibition is produced by the Institut français in partnership with Roman de
Kermadec, son of the artist. The Institut français, which is supported by Axa, will also be responsible
for the international circulation of the exhibition.
ASIA ARGENTO: THE RED WITCH
October 16 – 25, 2014, Press Room (accredited press only) and
Foyer Sala Santa Cecilia (until October 21)
Asia Argento: la strega rossa (The red witch) is a book of
photographs published by the Centro Sperimentale di
Cinematografia
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Cineteca
Nazionale
(Experimental
Cinematography Centre – National Film Archive) and Edizioni
Sabinae. The book focuses on Asia Argento’s multifaceted
talent, tracing a complete picture of her artistic, professional
and spiritual world, not just in images from her films, but
drawings, stories and private photos by the artist. One section
of the book is dedicated to a report by Stefano Iachetti,
author of the book, on the sets of Era di marzo and
Incompresa. The photographs portray the artist in action and
show her truer, less glamorous side, so far from the
transgressive pop icon we are accustomed to, and are also featured in the exhibition installed in the
foyer of the Sala Santa Cecilia and in the press room – Spazio Risonanze. The book will be presented
during a meeting between the artist and her public.
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ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET
The Business Street and New Cinema Network
17-21 October 2014
The Rome International Film Market (The Business Street and New Cinema Network) is back from
October 17th to 21st. The platform the Rome Film Festival devotes to professionals in the film industry
is a market composed of two branches: The Business Street (TBS) and New Cinema Network (NCN).
The ninth edition of The Business Street (TBS), coordinated by Massimo Saidel with Francesca
Palleschi and Markus Duffner, and New Cinema Network (NCN), coordinated by Alexia De Vito with
Annalisa Donnarumma and Camilla Donghi, are now a strongly consolidated market event and a
fixture on the agenda of producers and distributors from around the world: with registrations still
open, the international participation (including buyers, world sales agents and producers) has already
increased by a record +25% with a growing average of 750 industry accreditations. The data for 2014 –
still incomplete – confirms the fidelization and growing involvement of the most important
protagonists in the field as well as the interest and participation of new distributors and producers
from over 50 countries.
This wide international reach has been achieved thanks to the collaboration with ICE – Italian Trade
Agency on which the Market has counted since its earliest editions; to the valuable partnership with
ANICA – the National Association of Audiovisual and Multimedia Film Industries; and to the
cooperation with MiBACT, the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism. For
its ninth edition, the Market has also relied on the support of the Access to Market project by Europa
Creativa (2014-2020).
“The ICE-Agenzia stands by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma again this year, to help expand the
international reach of the Festival’s Industry section – stated the president of ICE–Agenzia Riccardo
Monti. Over 50 professionals, from all over the world, have been invited by the offices of our network
abroad to participate in The Business Street and New Cinema Network. ICE-Agenzia has always
believed in Cinema not only as an industry that produces exportable contents but also, and
increasingly, because it represents Italy’s traditional talent for creating beautiful products, images
and emotions that have indelibly marked the perception of Italy around the world. It is therefore a
strategically important sector, precisely because of this capacity – both industrial and artisanal,
cultural and aesthetic – to promote the “Made in Italy” and the “Italian lifestyle”.
The Market will take place during the central portion of the Festival, from October 17th to 21st 2014,
and for this edition, Via Veneto will again be transformed into the ‘home’ of the film industry: now
the traditional venue for the TBS, the Hotel Bernini Bristol will also host the project co-production
market, New Cinema Network, for the second year in a row. The screenings at the Market will be
concentrated in the Multisala Barberini theatre, and the digital Video Library – located on the first
floor of the Hotel Bernini Bristol and organized in collaboration with RAI COM and WCPMedia Services
– will offer distributors on-demand screenings of the titles selected for the Festival and those
screened at the Market. There will also be a selection of films with particular potential for a
‘Remake’, and works by auteurs selected for the NCN (more than 600 titles have been digitalized and
presented in the video-library during the past editions). The Casa del Cinema will host the traditional
sessions featuring debates, encounters and lectures dedicated to the Industry.
Luigi De Siervo, CEO of RAI COM, stated: “We are pleased to be partners with the Rome Market TBS in
the video library project, which we conceived together seven years ago and have developed with
excellent results. The Video library is an extremely valid tool for fostering international film sales”.
In an increasingly global economy, the market also responds to the need of producers and distributors
to broaden their understanding of the most recent economic models and to seek new opportunities
for international cooperation. From this point of view, The Business Street will pay particular
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attention to cinematography, and to the film industries of Argentina and Brazil, the guest Countries
of an Industry Focus that will bring to Rome a prestigious delegation of authors, producers,
distributors and institutional representatives from the two countries, professionals who will present
their most recent productions in screenings at the Film Market in Rome.
With the support of ANCINE (Agência Nacional do Cinema – Brazil), APEX (Brazilian Trade and
Investment Promotion Agency) and Cinema do Brasil for Brazil, and the INCAA (Instituto Nacional de
Cine y Artes Audiovisuales) for Argentina and in collaboration with MiBACT and ICE-Agenzia, the
Focus will offer a valuable networking opportunity through Sunday October 19th at the Casa del
Cinema, for a ‘trilateral’ meeting between Argentina/Italy/Brazil, to engage in a review of the new
opportunities for artistic and trade cooperation between the Italian audiovisual industry and that of
the two South American countries. “The meeting between Argentina, Brazil and Italy begins at a
particularly interesting time – stated Nicola Borrelli, Director General for Cinema at the Ministry of
the Cultural Heritage and Activities. Our industry is going through an extremely propitious phase,
thanks to the prestigious acknowledgement by the Academy Awards, and the works of
cinematography highlighted in the Focus are increasingly being featured in the selection of festivals
around the world. Within this framework we hope that an initiative such as the Focus can foster
greater opportunities for synergy and cooperation between these three industries”.
Following the success garnered in 2013, the dialogue with China continues: China Day act two, one of
the activities featured in the “China Project”, organized by ANICA for MiBACT and MiSE as part of the
“ANICA-Agenzia Internationalization Project”, in collaboration with The Business Street and with the
valuable contribution of iQIYI (the largest video-on-demand portal in China), will bring to Rome an
expert delegation of Chinese producers, content providers and investors. China Day will be organized
as a day of meetings and concentrated analysis of 18 projects for co-production between Italy and
China. Thanks to a careful selection of the participants and a pre-organized schedule of B2B
meetings, the Italian producers will have real and effective opportunities to network with Chinese
producers and investors. On the second day of the programme, the Casa del Cinema will host a round
table discussion that will focus on an exploration of Planet China, conceived from the perspective of
content production, distribution models and investment possibilities.
“For Italy, stated the president of ANICA, Riccardo Tozzi, finding a way to engage with China on
equal footing in the sphere of production and creativity is the real challenge in coming years. This is
why we believe that the second China Day event at the Rome Film Festival might be considered
primarily as a consolidation of everything that has been done in recent years to build a relationship
between the Italian and the Chinese film and audiovisual industries. But at the same time, we must
consider this new event a key element in developing and reinforcing our action towards this strategic
market”.
The China Project is promoted in cooperation with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, ICE-Agenzia, Unefa,
100Autori, Coordinamento Film Commission, Scuola Nazionale di Cinema and relies on the
partnership with the Fondazione Italia Cina.
Another new feature of the ninth edition is the partnership with Ass. For.SEO, for the first edition of
‘Italian Film Boutique by Movie UP – Roma/Lazio Cinema Days for International Buyers’, an initiative
funded by the Regione Lazio – Assessorato alla Formazione, Università Scuola e Ricerca – POR FSE
2007-2013, in collaboration with the Roma Lazio Film Commission. Created as a strategic platform for
launching new films on the market and circulating Italian cinema abroad, The Business Street is the
ideal place to organize specifically dedicated screenings of the most recent Italian films open
exclusively to international buyers.
Introduced for the very first time in 2013, the “Remake it!” project was greeted with interest and
satisfaction by participating professionals. Within the context of the Rome Market it seemed natural
to focus attention on a growing market share: the sale of remake rights to stories with a strong
appeal, consecrated by their success in their native countries, but with the potential to communicate
globally with audiences around the world. In 2014, the format for this event will be reinforced to
offer greater opportunities for the promotion of these titles and to foster more effective networking
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between professionals. In collaboration with WCPMedia Services, a short presentation will be
organized at the Casa del Cinema, in which prestigious speakers will be asked to share their knowhow on the theme of negotiating remake rights from both a legal and a commercial point of view.
The titles selected for the 2014 edition of “Remake it!” will be included in a special section of the
video-library and in the app for accredited visitors to the market, but at the same time, it will also
be pitched to international buyers.
In collaboration with Casa del Cinema|Zètema Progetto Cultura, the Casa del Cinema will be the
venue for all the seminars and debates that the Market will dedicate to the Industry. On October 17th
it will open with the traditional European Day: this will be a valuable opportunity to present the
results, figures in hand, of the first fully operational year for Europa Creativa’s new schemes to
support audio-visual activities (2014-2020). European Info Day will concentrate on focuses dedicated
to support and development, with a session on marketing and distribution. The event is organized by
the Creative Europe Desk Italy/MEDIA and The Business Street, with the support of the MiBACT – DG
Cinema, the Regione Lazio and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
The new theatrical marketing strategies and release models will also be one of the primary themes of
the conference organized by The Business Street in collaboration with Europa Distribution
(Association of European Distributors), which will take place on October 18th at the Casa del Cinema.
For the first time this year, the pan-European association Europa Distribution has chosen Rome as the
site of its closed general assembly.
New Cinema Network (NCN), the Festival’s co-production market, will present a roster of 27
projects, selected by the committee composed of Marco Müller, Marie-Pierre Duhamel and Laura
Buffoni along with the staff of New Cinema Network, to the most important exponents of the
international film industry. Not only will it feature a larger number of projects than last year, the
2014 edition of NCN will also award a richer array of prizes.
Eurimages – the Council of Europe’s Film Fund confirms its important participation, and recognizing
NCN as one of the most important and successful European co-production markets, entrusts its jury
with the task of selecting the winner of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, a cash
prize of 30,000 euro for the development of the project that most specifically reflects the criteria of
collaboration and co-production that inspire Eurimages.
New Cinema Network is proud to present one of the most important new features in the 2014 edition,
the UNICEF Italia Special Mention, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the
Rights of the Child and Adolescent. The Special Mention will be attributed to the Italian project that
represents the stories, the dreams and the lives of children most effectively and most delicately,
giving a voice and a face to children’s rights everywhere in the world.
The synergy between New Cinema Network, which is an incubator of tomorrow’s talents, and UNICEF
Italia, which has always been sensitive to the relationship between cinema, culture, creativity and
childrens’ and adolescents’ rights, is intended to support initiatives that prove able to promote
knowledge and exchange as the keys to achieve freedom, inclusion and serene growth for the
development of individuals and society as a whole.
The Cubix Award will be conferred to the best emerging European producer: a cash prize worth 5,000
euro, it is funded by the Cubix International company to support a quality production during the
delicate phase of project development. As for the selection, this year NCN will present a selection of
some of the most interesting and original auteurs on the international scene. They will range from
Haile Gerima (Child of the Breast), the Ethiopian director who won the Silver Lion at the Venice
International Film Festival in 2008 with the acclaimed film Teza, to the French poet and filmmaker
F.J. Ossang (9 Fingers), whose work has been acknowledged by festivals all over the world (Cannes,
Buenos Aires, Rotterdam among others) and has been the object of many prestigious retrospectives in
the most important theatres and cultural institutions; from Markus Schleinzer (Angelo), the Austrian
auteur whose previous film, the acclaimed Michael, was presented in competition at Cannes in 2011,
to Toomas Hussar (The Spy and the Poet), director, screenwriter and actor whose debut film
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Mushrooming was a box-office hit in his country, and also won many international acknowledgments
(in Karlovy Vary and Toronto, among others); from the young Ukrainian director Roman Bondarchuk
(Volcano) to Montasser Hegazy and Marianne Khoury who will participate with Ghosts of the City, a
politically-inspired musical inspired by the finest cinema of master Youssef Chahine, who in fact will
be the producer with his MISR International Films. The production team of Quod Erat
Demonstrandum, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Rome Film Festival, presents Charlton
Heston, a project with which Romanian producer Andrei Cretulescu takes his place behind the
camera. From Colombia comes the project Oscuro Animal by Felipe Guerrero, the filmmaker who
conquered international festivals with his debut film Paraiso, while Argentina is represented by
Hernan Guerschuny, an emerging talent who will present the project entitled Break. Thanks to its
new and consolidated partnerships, NCN will feature 6 projects from some of the most prestigious
platforms on the international market. From the Sundance Institute come Peruvian filmmaker Alvaro
Delgado Aparicio with the project Retablo and Logan Kibens (Operator), a successful artist, director
and screenwriter who has won many acknowledgments including the HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship.
Selected in collaboration with the London Production & Finance Market is Driftwood Valentine by
Giovanni Maderna, one of the most interesting voices in the panorama of young Italian auteurs (who
won an award in Venice and is highly appreciated on the international film festival circuit, from
Locarno to New York). From the new partnership with the Durban FilmMart, comes the project Alex
on Seventh by Engelbert Phiri, a promising South-African director; while thanks to the historic
collaboration with L’Atelier – Cinéfondation de Cannes, NCN presents Oil on Water by Newton Ifeanyi
Aduaka, nominated by The Independent as one of the 50 best living African artists, and winner of the
United Nations Prize for Peace and Tolerance; Jenneke Boeijink will participate with the project
entitled Porcelain, representing the valuable partnership with CineMart in Rotterdam.
The response of Italian auteurs and producers to the NCN call was incredibly positive this year: the
roster of international projects is thus complemented by a vast array of Italian talents.
Fabio Mollo returns to NCN with White Shadows after his presentation of South is Nothing in 2010,
with which he conquered international audiences and critics alike; the winner of the 2013
Marc’Aurelio d’Oro, Alberto Fasulo, presents his new project Menocchio; Marco Simon Puccioni, the
applauded director nominated for the David di Donatello for Best Debut Film, following his latest
acclaimed film Come il vento, presents The Hamlet Method at the NCN; the Zapruder filmmakers’
collective, a pioneer in the production of stereoscopic films, continues its work on the edge between
figurative, performance and film arts with the project Sosia.
In the 2014 official selection, for the first time, New Cinema Network presents Le Grandi Bellezze,
the ‘Great Beauties’: a section dedicated to projects that promote Italy as an ideal partner for the
production of films from all over the world, reinforcing the central role and importance of Italy as
both an ideal territory for locating projects, and as support for production and funding. With the goal
of implementing and promoting opportunities for funding and co-production with Italy, le Grandi
Bellezze presents a collection of 8 projects. Among them, NCN is proud to introduce Ombra Amore,
the new project by Joe Dante who, with his usual dose of humour, his love of cinema and horror films
in particular, presents a love story between a vampire and a werewolf in underground Rome,
populated by strange creatures. The other Grandi Bellezze selected by NCN are: In Which Land You
Die, a project set in Rome by Egyptian director Ahmed Maher, a multifaceted artist and winner of the
Gran Premio di Roma for artistic film creativity; 1313 – Dante’s Emperor – who imagines a meeting in
the present day between Henry VII and Dante, set in the villages of Tuscany – by Bady Minck, an artist
and director from Luxembourg, who has won many awards for both her work in film and for her
visionary works of art; Nessun Dorma (the tormented story of Puccini set in the most suggestive
locations in Italy) by Yim Ho, one of the leaders of the Hong Kong New Wave, who has won
acknowledgments at some of the major international festivals, including the Silver Bear in Berlin in
1996. The Manetti Bros., following their success with Song’è’ Napule, will participate with the
project The Bizzare Journey of the Soul Traveler, an adventurous journey half spy story half martial
arts film, in a collaboration with Chinese producer Du Yuling; Paolo Benvenuti, a screenwriter,
director and producer who has always been involved with the world of art, presents Caravaggio’s
Secret; Sheng Zhimin, an emerging talent in Chinese cinema, winner of an award in Locarno for his
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debut film Bliss, brings to NCN Il fu Mattia pascal, in the first Chinese adaptation ever of Pirandello.
In Duetto, Bruno Barreto, one of the most famous Brazilian directors, tells of the imaginary
encounter, during the Festival di Sanremo in 1967, between a young Brazilian girl and singer Luigi
Tenco just a few hours before his death.
NEW CINEMA NETWORK – Selected Projects
BREAK by Hernan Guerschuny (Argentina)
Produced by Pablo Udeño
ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer (Austria)
Produced by Alexander Glehr
DUETTO by Bruno Barreto (Brazil)
Produced by Rita Buzzar
NESSUN DORMA by Yim Ho (China)
Produced by Ting Liang
IL FU MATTIA PASCAL by Sheng Zhimin (China)
Produced by Dong Yang
OBSCURE ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero (Colombia)
Produced by Gema Juárez Allen
GHOSTS OF THE CITY by Montasser Hegazy and
Marianne Khoury (Egypt)
Produced by Marianne Khoury
IN WHICH LAND YOU DIE by Ahmed Maher
(Egypt)
Produced by Ahmed Maher
THE SPY AND THE POET by Toomas Hussar
(Estonia)
Produced by Ivo Felt
CHILD OF THE BREAST by Haile Gerima
(Ethiopia)
Produced by Haile Gerima
9 FINGERS by F.J. Ossang (France)
Produced by Catherine Dussart
CARAVAGGIO’S SECRET by Paolo Benvenuti
(Italy)
Produced by Francesco Paolo Montini
MENOCCHIO by Alberto Fasulo (Italy)
Produced by Nadia Trevisan
THE BIZZARE JOURNEY OF THE SOUL TRAVELER
by Manetti Bros (Italy)
Produced by Du Yuling
WHITE SHADOWS by Fabio Mollo (Italy)
Produced by Andrea Paris
THE HAMLET METHOD by Marco Simon Puccioni
(Italy)
Produced by Giovanni Alessandro Cassinelli
SOSIA by Zapruder (Italy)
Produced by Luca Legnani
1313 – DANTE’S EMPEROR by Bady Minck
(Luxembourg)
Produced by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
PORCELAIN by Jenneke Boeijink (Netherlands)
Produced by Sander Verdonk
RETABLO by Alvaro Delgado Aparicio (Peru)
Produced by Enid Campos
CHARLTON HESTON by Andrei Cretulescu
(Romania)
Produced by Codruta Cretulescu
ALEX ON SEVENTH by Engelbert Phiri
(South Africa)
Produced by Guy Bragge
OIL ON WATER by Newton Ifeanyi Aduaka
(UK/Nigeria)
Produced by Valérie Osouf
VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk (Ukraine)
Produced by Olena Yershova
OMBRA AMORE by Joe Dante (USA)
Produced by Elizabeth Stanley
OPERATOR by Logan Kibens (USA)
Produced by Felipe Dieppa
DRIFTWOOD VALENTINE by Giovanni Maderna
(Italy/UK)
Produced by Christine Alderson
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PRESIDENCY VISUAL CONFERENCE
“AUDIOVISUAL MARKET AND REGULATION: AN INDUSTRY AT A CROSSROADS”
23-24 October 2014,
Sala Teatro Studio Gianni Borgna, Auditorium Parco della Musica
The International Audiovisual Conference is organized by the Directorate-General for Cinema of
MiBACT - Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, and hosted by the Italian
Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Along with the main international institutional and
market stakeholders, delegations of EU Member States will participate to the event.
The Conference will focus on the main topics concerning the audiovisual media services at an
European and international level. The event is aimed at encouraging a debate on a possible updating
of the European regulatory framework.
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ALICE NELLA CITTÀ – THE PROGRAMME
Alice nella città, curated by Gianluca Giannelli and Fabia Bettini, is once again cooperating with the
Rome Film Festival, as a parallel and independent sidebar, to carry on a mission to promote,
circulate, and support cinema, oriented to the new generations.
IN COMPETITION
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Debut film
ABOUT A GIRL by Mark Monheim, Germany, 2014, 104’
Cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manthei, Simon Schwarz
Debut film
ALL CATS ARE GREY / TOUS LES CHATS SONT GRIS by Savina Dellicour, Belgium, 2014, 85’
Cast: Manon Capelle, Bouli Lanners, Anne Coesens, Benoit Verhaert, Vincent Lecuyer, Aisleen
McLaffert, Dune de Braconier
Debut film
THE CROW'S EGG / KAAKKAA MUTTAI by M. Manikandan, India, 2014, 99’
Cast: Ramesh, Ramesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh, Aishwarya Rajesh
Debut film
GHADI by Amin Dora, Libano, Qatar, 2014, 100’
Cast: Georges Khabbaz, Lara Rain, Emmanuel Khairallah, Camille Salameh, Rodrigue Sleiman,
Samir Youssef, Caroline Labaki, Giselle Boueiz
Debut film
GUIDA TASCABILE PER LA FELICITA’ / BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING by Rob Meyer, USA,
2013, 86’
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Kingsley, James Le Gross, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff, Daniela
Lavender, Michael Chen
Debut film
THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME by Kit Monkman, Marcus Romer, UK, 2014, 101’
Cast: Jack McMullen, Reece Dinsdale, Jamie Shelton, Oliver Lee, Charles Mnene, Rosie
Goddard, Andrew Ellis, Reece Douglas
SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Denmark, 2014,
93’
Voices: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Liam Hourican, Colm
Ó’Snodaigh, Lucy O’Connell, Kevin Swierszcz
Debut film
SPARTACUS & CASSANDRA by Ioanis Nuguet, France, 2014, 81’
Cast: Cassandra Dumitru, Spartacus Ursu, Camille Brisson
TOKYO FIANCÉE / NI D’EVE, NI D’ADAM by Stefan Liberski, Belgium, Canada, France, 2014,
100’
Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreton, Alice De Lencquesaing, Akimi Ota,
Hiroki Kageyama
In collaboration with the Rome Film Festival
TRASH / TRASH – A ESPERANÇA VEM DO LIXO by Stephen Daldry, Brazil, UK, 2014, 112’
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello
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Debut film
X + Y by Morgan Matthews, UK, 2014, 111’
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang, Martin McCann
+ surprise film
OUT OF COMPETITION
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European premiere - In collaboration with the Rome Film Festival
BLACK AND WHITE by Mike Binder, USA, 2014, 121’
Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Andre Holland,Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho,
Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Jillian Estell
International premiere
DORAEMON 3D / STAND BY ME DORAEMON by Takashi Yamazachi, Ryûichi Yagi, Japan, 2014,
95’
GUARDIANI DELLA GALASSIA / GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY by James Gunn, USA, 2014, 121’
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillan,
Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close
European premiere - In collaboration with the Rome Film Festival
KAHLIL GIBRAN'S THE PROPHET by Roger Allers, Gaëtan & Paul Brizzi, Tomm Moore, Nina
Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha, Joan C. Gratz & Mohammed Saeed Harib,
Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, USA, 2014, 84’
World premiere
MIO PAPA’ by Giulio Base, Italy, 2014, 92’
Cast: Giorgio Pasotti, Donatella Finocchiaro, Fabio Troiano, Ninetto Davoli, Emanuela Rossi,
Niccolò Calvagna, Valerio Base
LO STRAORDINARIO VIAGGIO DI T.S. SPIVET 3D / THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET
by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Canada, France, 2014, 105’
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis,Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson,
Jakob Davies, Rick Mercer, Dominique Pinon, Julian Richings, Richard Jutras
SPECIAL EVENTS
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ELEMENTARE appunti di un percorso educativo by Franco Lorenzoni, Italy, 2014, 53’
In collaboration with the Rome Film Festival
IL MIO AMICO NANUK / MIDNIGHT SUN by Brando Quilici, Roger Spottiswoode, Italy, Canada,
USA, 2014, 98’
Cast: Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic, Bridget Moynahan
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PADDINGTON – Panel on the series of books A Bear called Paddington by Michael Bond;
followed by a preview screening of footage from Paddington by Paul King, UK, 2014, 75’
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
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A TUTTO TONDO by Andrea Bosca, Italy, 2014, 15’
Cast: Andrea Bosca, Benjamin Vasquez Barcellano JR., Giorgio Colangeli, Paola Minaccioni,
Davide Iacopini, Salvatore Striano
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SHORT FOOD MOVIE - FEED YOUR MIND, FILM YOUR PLANET
Screenings, debates, and round tables on the Expo Milano 2015 themes
at the Rome Film Festival
Produced by
Within the frame of the Rome Film Festival there will be an event dedicated to the project Short
Food Movie - Feed your Mind, Film your Planet. The initiative, produced by Fondazione Cinema per
Roma and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, aims to collect, through the website
www.shortfoodmovie.expo2015.org, videos lasting between 30 and 60 seconds coming from all over
the world and inspired by the theme of Expo Milan 2015: "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". From
May to October 2015, the material uploaded through this portal will become part of a great
collective mosaic, both on the web and in the form of a large video installation, placed at the
entrance of Pavilion Zero at Expo Milan. Curated by filmmaker and artistic director Davide Rampello,
this will be an original global digital collage which will become the largest multicultural video-wall
ever made.
During the first three months of the initiative, the project Short Food Movie - Feed your Mind, Film
your Planet announced a contest – linked to the Rome Film Festival, concluded by September 10th,
which invited all the users of the website www.shortfoodmovie.expo2015.org to vote for their
favorite video. The winner of the contest is Planet-Life-Save by Andrio Robert (Brazil), who will be
guest of the Festival for the entire duration of the event. Planet-Life-Save will be screened during a
special event taking place on Friday 17th October at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. On this
occasion, the most interesting videos will be presented along with the news concerning the Short
Food Movie project, including the new contest. A panel will take place exploring the guiding topics of
the Expo Milan 2015, in particular the relationship between “Food and Cinema”.
Thanks the collaboration with the United Nations in an awareness campaign focusing on the goals of
the “Zero Hunger Challenge” launched by the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon in 2012,
Lybomir Petrov (Bulgaria), who directed the most voted video included in the category “Zero Hunger
Challenge”, will be invited to be a guest of the 34th World Food Day. This will be celebrated on
October 16th 2014 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. Lybomir Petrov will also attend the Short Food
Movie event which will take place on the following day at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
TAKE PART IN SHORT FOOD MOVIE
Short Food Movie is open to everyone, from video-makers to amateurs. Any recording device may be
used to make the film (video cameras, tablets, smartphones). All known formats are acceptable: AVI,
MPG, MPEG, MOV, MP4, WMV. The only mandatory guidelines for the director are the theme,
“Nutrition-Life”, and the length, between 30 and 60 seconds. The short films must then be uploaded,
by
and
no
later
than
March
31st,
2015,
onto
a
dedicated
platform,
www.shortfoodmovie.expo2015.org, available in seven languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, Chinese), for the purpose of accepting videos from around the world.
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WIRED NEXT CINEMA powered by MAZDA
At the MAXXI conversations, web series, pilot episodes, feature films,
premieres, documentaries, video art, and experimental films
Internet, sharing, the age of permanent connection and limited attention have already transformed
the way we make and watch cinema. It is not a matter of technology, but of culture. New tools have
always empowered and modified artistic expression. “Wired Next Cinema powered by Mazda”,
continuing along a direction established at the Rome Film Festival first by the Extra section, and then
by CineMAXXI, now becomes the place where the big screen meets innovation: workshops, meeting
and screenings to understand how digital technology and the web have changed storytelling in images
and sound.
Within the scenario of the MAXXI Museum, for an entire week authors, directors, screenwriters and
actors will meet the audiences and present web series, pilot episodes, feature films, previews,
documentaries, video art, experimental film.
Not just cinema, but also visual arts and science installations, new forms of comedy, the new forms
of music videos. The MAXXI will provide a stage for established auteurs such as Marco Bellocchio,
Ettore Scola, and Paolo Virzì, among others, who will engage in discussion with emerging artists such
as Maccio Capatonda, Salvatore Esposito, The Pills, The Jackal. As well as the Vanzina brothers, Zoro
and the critical and never routine viewpoint of Enrico Ghezzi and Sabina Guzzanti. And above all, an
evening with Wim Wenders and his documentary film The Salt of the Earth, a tribute to and portrait
of photographer Sebastião Salgado.
From feature films to mind-boggling stories that last no more than an instant, the “Wired Next
Cinema powered by Mazda” week will also award two prizes: Best Music Video for the competition
for the single by Subsonica “Lazzaro” and Best Work submitted to “L’invasione degli ultracorti”, the
first Italian contest for videos less than 15 seconds long, tailored to smartphones and digital
platforms such as Vine and Instagram.
Massimo Russo
(Wired Director)
PREMIERES, TALKS, SCREENINGS, AND WORKSHOPS
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Il magico mondo di Olimpia. Instagram e Vine, istruzioni per l’uso: workshop with Olimpia
Zagnoli
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L’invasione degli Ultracorti: the best shorts in 15 seconds. With Enrico Ghezzi and Sabina
Guzzanti
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L'italiano medio: talk with Maccio Capatonda
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Video clip: the new tendencies in music illustrated by images. A conversation with Italian
music industry executive Emiliano Colasanti and with the front man of Italian band “I Cani”,
Niccolò Contessa.
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The Pills meet Enrico Vanzina
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The Jackal meet Salvatore Esposito, protagonist of Italian cult television series “Gomorra”
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Il grande Mazinga contro Goldrake, screening.
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The Salt of The Earth by Juliano Salgado and Wim Wenders, screening presented by the
directors
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Non so perché ti odio by Filippo Soldi, screening.
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Esercizi elementari by Giuseppe Piccioni, screening. Followed by a conversation with the
director and students of the Accademia Silvio D’Amico
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A te sola by Paolo Magris, screening. Followed by Le avventure di Zoro
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All the secrets of 3D animation: back to school with BigRock
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Prima del film by Marco Chiarini and Mario Sesti, screening. Followed by a conversation with
Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Virzì, and Ettore Scola.
My Sister is a Painter by Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri, screening. Followed by a conversation with
Virginia, Lisa, and Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri
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Awards ceremony and screening of episodes from the web series awarded at the Rome Web
Festival
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Funny Puppets Pals by Denis Malagnino, Dylan Dog – Vittima degli eventi by Claudio Di Biagio,
screening. Followed by a conversation with Claudio di Biagio, Luca Vecchi, and Valerio Di
Benedetto and the entire cast.
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Il candidato Zucca, screening. Followed by a conversation with Lunetta Savino and Bebo
Storti. A short films competition on the right of asylum.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
How to participate in the Festival
Tickets, advance sales and prices
Advance purchase of tickets for the 9th Rome Film Festival will be available:
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at the Central Ticket Office of the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Viale P. de Coubertin, 30)
on October 9th from 9 am to 8 pm, and from October 10th to 15th from 11am to 8 pm;
at authorized ticket offices. The list is available at www.listicket.com;
from ticket phone-line (fee-paying service): for calls from Italy dial 892 982, for calls from
abroad dial +39 -2- 60060900 (opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to
6 pm);
online from the websites www.romacinemafest.org and www.listicket.com from October 9th
to the day before the event you wish to book.
On October 9th it will be possible to buy tickets through any distribution channel from 9 am.
During the Festival, tickets will also be sold at:
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at the Central Ticket Office of the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Viale P. de Coubertin, 30)
from October 16th to 25th from 10 am to 11 pm.
and at:
 the Cinema Village ticket office (Viale P. de Coubertin, 30) from October 16th to 26th from 10
am to 11 pm;
 the Cinema Barberini ticket office (Piazza Barberini 24) on October 17th from 5 pm to 9 pm
and from October 18th to 26th from 10 am to 11 pm;
 authorized ticket offices (the list is available at www.listicket.com);
 from the LIS ticket phone-line (fee-paying service): for calls from Italy dial 892 982, for calls
from abroad dial +39 -2- 60060900 (Monday through Saturday 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6
pm);
 online on the websites www.romacinemafest.org and www.listicket.com from October 9th to
the day before the event you wish to book.
Please, note that tickets for screenings scheduled at the MAXXI Museum can be bought at any
Festival’s ticket office. Tickets purchased online can be collected at the Cinema Village ticket office.
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TICKETS
Advance sale of tickets will begin through any distribution channel on Thursday, October 9th, from 9
am.
TICKET PRICES
Sala S. Cecilia
Afternoon
Prime Evening
Late Night
€ 8
€ 25
€ 15
Sala Sinopoli
Afternoon
Prime Evening
Late night
€ 10
€ 15
€ 10
Sala Petrassi
Afternoon
Evening
€ 8
€ 10
Teatro Studio Gianni Borgna Matinée
Afternoon and Evening
€ 5
€ 8
Cinema Barberini
Matinée
Afternoon and Evening
€ 5
€ 9
MAXXI Museum
All day
€ 5
Retrospective
€ 5
Repeat screenings
€ 8
Tickets for all the events in the programme of Alice nella città, open to the public, in the screening
rooms made available by the Rome Film Festival, will be sold at 5 euros for the screenings beginning
before 3 pm, and 8 euros for the screenings beginning after 3 pm (this ticket price will not apply to
any co-productions made in collaboration with the Rome Film Festival).
DISCOUNTS AND CONCESSIONS
There are no discounts on tickets for screenings costing € 5 or less. Festival-goers between the ages
of 18 and 26 or over 65 are entitled to a 10% discount on the full ticket price. There are many
combinations of promotional passes sold at the Auditorium ticket offices. Please note that discounts
for concessions to entities or associations may only be applied at the official Festival ticket offices.
Lost tickets will not be replaced or refunded. None of the screenings have been rated for their
contents so only persons aged 18 and over will be admitted.
All screenings of non-Italian films are in the original language version with subtitles in English and in
Italian. All screenings of films in Italian will have subtitles in English.
THIS INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CHECK FOR CONFIRMATION ON THE
FESTIVAL WEBSITE ON THE DAYS BEFORE ADVANCE SALES BEGIN
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TICKET OFFICES
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Central Ticket Office of the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Viale P. de Coubertin, 30) open
October 9th from 9 am to 8 pm, from October 10th to 15th from 11 am to 8 pm, and from
October 16th to 25th from 10 am to 11 pm;
Cinema Village ticket office (Viale P. de Coubertin) open from October 16th to 26th from 10
am to 11 pm;
Cinema Barberini ticket office (Piazza Barberini 24) open on October 17th from 5 pm to 9 pm
and from October 16th to 26th from 10 am to 11 pm;
authorized LIS - Lottomatica Italia Servizi ticket offices (list of offices is available at
www.listicket.com);
LIS ticket phone-line (fee-paying service): for calls from Italy dial 892 982, for calls from
abroad dial +39 -2- 60060900 (Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm);
online on the websites www.romacinemafest.org and www.listicket.com from October 9th to
the day before the event you wish to book.
Prepaid tickets for the screenings at the Auditorium may be collected at the Cinema Village ticket
office. Prepaid tickets for screenings at the Cinema Barberini may be collected at the ticket office of
the Cinema Barberini. Entrance to the spaces of the Cinema Village is always free. Please note that
the Red Carpet will be set up in the Cavea area with a specially-reserved area for the press and
photographers.
The sensorially-disabled at the 2014 Rome Film Festival
Thanks to Subti and Blindsight Project also this year, the Festival will once again guarantee audio
description and digital subtitling for people with visual or hearing impairments. In 2014 the Festival
will offer a new service, bringing users the latest-generation technology on which they will be able
follow the screening by using a dedicated application for tablets and smartphones.
ACCREDITATION PASSES
Accreditation passes for the Festival and Press categories may be collected at the Accreditation Desk
in the offices of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma (at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de
Coubertin). Those granted accreditation will receive a colour-coded pass corresponding to their
category of accreditation.
The accreditation pass may be collected at the Accreditation Desk of the Rome Film Festival
(Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin, Rome), starting on October 14th and through
October 25th 2014, at the following times:
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October 14th: from 10 am to 5 pm
October 15th to 20th: from 9 am to 7 pm
October 21st to 24th: from 10 am to 5 pm
October 25th: from 10 am to 12 noon
Accreditations for the International Film Market | The Business Street may be collected at the
Accreditation Desk in the offices of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma (at the Auditorium Parco della
Musica - Viale P. de Coubertin), at the following times:
- October 14th: from 10 am to 5 pm
- October 15th and 16th: from 9 am to 7 pm
- October 17th to 21st at the Accreditation Desk located in the Hotel Bernini Bristol (Piazza Barberini,
23 – Roma Hall), at the following times:
- October 17th to 20th: from 9 am to 7 pm
- October 21st: from 9 am to 1 pm
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HOW TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL
Cinema Line
ATAC, the public transportation company in Rome, offers the Festival’s audience a daily shuttle
service between the Auditorium Parco della Musica, via Veneto and Piazza Barberini on a fleet of new
electrically-powered buses.
The Auditorium Parco della Musica may be reached by means of the following public transportation
services:
Bus
910
53
53 F
233
- Terminus Termini / Piazza Mancini (weekdays, Sundays, and holidays)
- Terminus Piazza Mancini / Porta San Giovanni (weekdays only)
- Circolare Piazza Mancini (Sundays and holidays)
– Terminus Largo Maresciallo Diaz/Via Bressanone (weekdays only)
Tram
2 - Terminus Piazzale Flaminio / Piazza Mancini, stop at Auditorium: Via Flaminia / Piazza Apollodoro
(weekdays, Sundays and holidays).
Subway
Metro A stop at Flaminio, then tram line 2.
Railway
Roma-Nord, stop at Piazza Euclide.
Parking
In the immediate vicinity of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, ATAC S.p.A. runs two parking garages
(with entrance on Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski and Viale Pietro de Coubertin) and a street-level parking
lot (with entrance on Via P. De Coubertin, on the side of the Palazzetto dello Sport) for a total of
1,005 parking spaces, 26 of which are reserved for the disabled.
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GUIDE TO THE AUDITORIUM
THE SPACES OF THE AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
The heart of the Rome Film Festival will be the Auditorium Parco della Musica with its screening
rooms:
 Sala Santa Cecilia
 Sala Sinopoli
 Sala Petrassi
 Teatro Studio Gianni Borgna
 Studio Tre
All the Auditorium spaces are barrier-free.
AuditoriumArte (open to the audience during the screenings organized by RAI Movie)
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Founding Members reception area – RAI Movie (newsroom/screening room)
CINEMA VILLAGE | VILLAGGIO DEL CINEMA
From October 16 to 25, the entire pedestrian area in front of the Auditorium will host the Cinema
Village, designed to offer Festival audiences information and services.
The village will feature:
 1 info-point (for detailed information on the Festival and general information for citizens);
 1 ticket box office (for accredited and non-accredited visitors);
 1 BNL automatic cash dispenser (in the Food Area);
 Festival partner spaces, designed for meetings and discussions about cinema with the Village
public;
 Welcome Area, located near the Info-points, to serve the logistical needs of the Sponsors and
Delegations.
FOOD SERVICES
Roma Food Story (in the Food Area of the Cinema Village), ReD restaurant, Kiosko del Kebab, Bar’T.
LOCATIONS IN THE CITY
 MAXXI Museum (WIRED NEXT CINEMA and festival screenings)
 Hotel Bernini Bristol (International Film Market)
 Cinema Barberini (The Business Street screenings and Festival repeat screenings)
 Casa del Cinema (The Business Street conferences)
VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM
During the festival, on the website www.infinitytv.it, a virtual movie theatre will open its doors. In
the theatre, a product of the technological collaboration between Accenture and Infinity, subscribers
will be able to watch a selection of films from the programme concurrently with the screenings of
the Festival, on all the platforms that are usually available to access Infinity (website, mobile app,
smart tv, Xbox, Playstation, Set Top Box, Chromecast).
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LOCATIONS AND SERVICES FOR THE PRESS
PRESS ROOM
The press room will be located in the Spazio Risonanze; open to journalists, it will offer Internet
connections and be furnished by Natuzzi.
PHOTOGRAPHERS’ PRESS ROOM
The press room for photographers will be located in the cloakroom of Sala Sinopoli, and offer
Internet connections.
PRESS BOXES
Located at the entrance to the photographers’ press room, in the cloakroom of the Sala Sinopoli.
OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCES
The Official Press Conferences room will be the Sala Petrassi in the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
INTERNAL PHOTO CALLS
Photo calls with the delegations will be held in the Sala Ospiti, to the right of the entrance to Sala
Sinopoli, approximately fifteen minutes before the press conferences.
RED CARPET AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Accredited televisions wishing to film the red carpet appearances, which will be held approximately
40 minutes prior to the official screenings, must apply to the Press Office for confirmation of their
filming position.
ONLINE PRESS AREA
The service offers journalists access to press books, press releases, video material, and high
resolution digital images of the Festival. Accredited journalists will have access to the reserved press
area on the website www.romacinemafest.org. Username and password will be provided by e-mail in
the letter confirming accreditation.
Images will be supplied by Getty Images which will be one of the media partners as the official photo
agency for the ninth edition of the Rome Film Festival. The agreement between Getty Images and
the Fondazione Cinema per Roma is now its ninth consecutive year.
ACCREDITATION
Applications are open for Press/Media accreditation to the Rome Film Festival through October 8
2014. Applications made after this date will not be taken in consideration.
Accreditation entitles the holder to attend the official screenings of the Festival, provided seats are
available and within the terms established by the organization of the Festival. Press/media
accreditation is reserved exclusively to professional journalists for the written or online press,
multimedia, radio, television, press agencies, photographers, public relations agencies, press offices.
Press accreditations may be picked up, upon presentation of valid identification, at the
Accreditations Desk in the offices of the Festival. The address, dates, and opening hours will be
announced in the letter confirming accreditation.
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