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2nd RomeFilmFest announces film selections!

Now in only its 2nd edition, Rome has whipped up quite the festival. A mention-worthy selection of titles, some U.S pics for glam and a jury process that I especially like not 5 or 6 but a group of 50 – this year No Man’s Land director Danis Tanovic serves as the jury head for 50 international cinema-goers. Notables are Francis Ford Coppola’s Youth Without Youth.Below you’ll find the complete stats on the fest that begins in less than 3 weeks from now.

Now in only its 2nd edition, Rome has whipped up quite the festival. A mention-worthy selection of titles, some U.S pics for glam and a jury process that I especially like not 5 or 6 but a group of 50 – this year No Man's Land director Danis Tanovic serves as the jury head for 50 international cinema-goers. Notables are Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth.Below you'll find the complete stats on the fest that begins in less than 3 weeks from now.

When: October 18th to 28th, 2007
Counting Down:
Where: Rome, Italy
Official Website: www.romacinemafest.org

Not just a great city, but the city of cinema par excellence, will host the Fest which will transform its centre – the Auditorium Parco della Musica – in the Parco del Cinema for nine days. The second edition of CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma – RomeFilmFest will be held from the 18th to the 27th of October 2007 in Rome Auditorium, along with screenings at movie theatres and events held in spots that symbolize the city, from the Via Veneto to Piazza del Popolo, from Cinecittà to “Greater Rome”. Locations in the province of Rome and the entire Lazio region will also be chosen for events during and immediately after the festival.

FULL LINE-UP

Premiere section
Across The Universe by Julie Taymor (UK/US)
The Dukes by Robert Davi (US)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur (UK/France)
Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole) by Silvio Soldini (Italy)
Youth Without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola (Germany/Italy/France)
Into the Wild by Sean Penn (US)
Noise by Henry Bean, Martin Schmidt (US)
Rendition by Gavin Hood (US)
Silk by Francois Girard (Canada/Italy/Japan)
Things We Lost in the Fire by Susanne Bier (US)

Premiere/Alice In The City
August Rush by Kirsten Sheridan (US) world premiere
Winx – Il Film: Il Segreto Del Regno Perduto by Iginio Straffi (Italy) (world premiere of 35 minute-preview)
Enchanted by Kevin Lima (US)

Premiere Special Event – Argento Night
Suspiria (1977)
Inferno (1980)
Mother of Tears (La terza madre) by Dario Argento (Italy) – European premiere

Cinema 2007 competition
Barcelona, a Map (Barcelona, un mapa) by Ventura Pons (Spain) European premiere
Chaotic Ana (Caotica Ana) by Julio Medem (Spain) European premiere
The Vanishing Point (Ce que mes yeux ont vu) by Laurent De Bartillat (France) world premiere
The Past (El pasado) by Hector Babenco (Argentina – Brazil) European premiere
Fugitive Pieces by Jeremy Podeswa (Canada) international premiere
Hafez by Abolfazl Jalili (Iran–Japan) world premiere
The Right Distance (La giusta distanza) by Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy) world premiere
Juno by Jason Reitman (US)
Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) by Alain Corneau (France) European premiere
And The Spring Comes (Li Chun) by Chang Wei Gu (China) world premiere
Hidden Love (L'Amour Caché) by Alessandro Capone (Luxembourg-Belgium-Italy) European premiere
The Private Man (L'uomo Privato) by Emidio Greco (Italy) world premiere 
Mongol by Sergei Bodrov (Russia-Mongolia-Kazakhistan-Germany) European premiere
Reservation Road by Terry George (US) European premiere

Plus a surprise film TBA

Cinema 2007 out of competition
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead by Sidney Lumet (US)
L'Abbuffata by Mimmo Calopresti (Italy) world premiere
La Recta Provincia by Raul Ruiz, (Chile-France) [tribute to Raul Ruiz] world premiere
Love Life (Liebesleben) by Maria Schrader, Germany [German days] world premiere
Lions for Lambs by Robert Redford (US) co-world premiere
No Smoking…! by Anurag Kashyap, India [Focus India] world premiere
Let's Say (On Dirait Que…) by Francoise Maire (France) [Alice in the City] world premiere 
Chacun Son Cinema (with Anna Magnani tribute) [homage to Gilles Jacob]

Alice In The City competition
My Very Best Friend (Un Chateau En Espagne) by Isabelle Doval (France) world premiere
Have Dreams, Will Travel by Brad Isaacs (US) world premiere
Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame by Hana Makhmalbaf (Iran)
And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Anand Tucker (UK)
Seachd – The Inaccessible Pinnacle by Simon Miller (Scotland)
Choose Connor by Luke Eberl (US)
Canvas by Joseph Greco (US)
In Mom's Head (La Tete De Maman) by Carine Tardieu (France)
Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) by Patricia Riggen (Mexico-US)
Spare Parts (Partes Usdas) by Aaron Fernandez (Mexico-France)
Survive With the Wolves (Survivre Avec Les Loups) by Véra Belmont (France)
September by Peter Carstairs (Australia)
Into the Faraway Sky (Toku no sora ni keita) by Isao Yukisada (Japan)
Meet Mr Daddy (Noonbushin Narae) by Kwang Su Park (South Korea)

Alice In The City out of competition
Pride by Sunu Gonera, US
Il Nostro Rwanda by Cristina Comencini and Carlotta Cerquetti (Italy)
The Three Robbers (Die drei rauber) by Hayo Freitag (Germany) world premiere

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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