With growing success and sold-out screenings at L'Arlequin cinema, the
"De Rome à Paris" Italian
Cinema Meeting Event – organised in Paris by ANICA (National Association of
Cinematographic, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries) in cooperation with the
Istituto Luce Cinecittà, UNEFA (Film Exporters), ICE (Foreign Trade Institute),
the Italian Embassy and the Institute of Italian Culture, with the support of
the Italian Ministry of Culture and in partnership with the CNC and UniFrance –
will see its11th edition take place from 7 to 11 December in Paris, with an
additional day added to the programme.
This year's edition of De Rome à Paris features 11 films: 10 without a
French distributor, and Euphoria by Valeria Golino (discovered at Cannes in
the Un Certain Regard and due to be released in French cinemas on 20 February
by the French outfit Paname Distribution). The first two episodes of the
television series My Brilliant Friend,
an adaptation of Elena Ferrante's world-famous bestselling novel saga, will
also be premiered and are due to close the event, having world premiered at
Venice Film Festival.
Among the ten other films without distributors on the menu are three
titles screened at Venice: If Life Gives
You Lemons by Ciro d’Emilio, the
comedy The Armadillo's Prophecy by Emanuele Scaringi, which premiered on
the Lido in the Orizzonti section, and The
Young Fan by Gianni Pacinotti
(AKA Gipi), which was selected for the Sconfini programme.
The line-up also includes two feature films presented at Locarno: Menocchio by Alberto Fasulo (appreciated in competition) and Just Like My Son by Costanza Quatriglio (screened out of competition).
The programme features Twin Flower
by Laura Luchetti (selected at Toronto), the comedies Blessed Madness by Carlo
Verdone (due to open the event) and Put
Grandma in the Freezer by the director duo Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe
Stasi, as well as films by two well-known directors on the European scene: Woman's Name by Marco Tullio Giordana and Naples
in Veils by Ferzan Ozpetek.
It’s worth noting that the event will be preceded by professional
meetings with a Work In Progress event, a co-production market, and a
conference on Franco-Italian cooperation.