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Rome Film Festival Cinema XXI Lineup: World Premieres from Kaurismäki, Erice, Verhoeven; Shorts by Weerasethakul, Franco

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 23, 2012 at 2:34PM

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) unveils its complete lineup, including the world premiere of opening night selection "Centro Historico," an anthology by international auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice and Manuel de Oliveira.
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The red carpet at the Rome Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter The red carpet at the Rome Film Festival.

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) unveils its complete lineup, including the world premiere of Cinema XXI opening night selection "Centro Historico," an anthology by international auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice and Manuel de Oliveira.

Ex-Venice Fest director Marco Muller presides for the first time as the fest's artistic director, while an international jury of Scottish visual artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon (Chair), Hans Hurch, Ed Lachman, Andrea Lissoni and Emily Jacir will give out the following awards:

  • CinemaXXI Award (reserved for feature-length films)
  • Special Jury Prize – CinemaXXI (reserved for feature-length films)
  • CinemaXXI Award for short films and medium-length films

Complete lineup:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.