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

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by Beth Hanna
October 23, 2012 2:34 PM
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The red carpet at the Rome Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter

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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