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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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Aki Kaurismaki
Aki Kaurismaki
OUT OF COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS:

(World Premiere)

O BATUQUE DOS ASTROS

Julio Bressane, Brazil, 2012, 74’

(World Premiere)

CENTRO HISTÓRICO / HISTORIC CENTRE

Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice, Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal, 2012, 90’

O Tasqueiro, Aki Kaurismäki

Lamento da Vida Jovem, Pedro Costa

Vidros Partidos, Victor Erice

O Conquistador, Conquistado, Manoel de Oliveira

(World Premiere)

O FANTASMA DO NOVAIS

Margarida Gil, Portugal, 2012,93’

(International Premiere)

MUNDO INVISÍVEL / INVISIBLE WORLD

Atom Egoyan, Beto Brant, Cisco Vasques, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Guy Maddin, Jerzy Stuhr, Laís Bodanzky, Manoel De Oliveira, Marco Bechis, Maria de Medeiros, Theo Angelopoulos, Wim Wenders, Brazil, 2012, 83’

MEDIUMLENGTH AND SHORT FILMS:

(World Premiere)

STEEKSPEL / TRICKED

Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands, 2012, 52’

Cast: Peter Blok, Ricky Koole, Robert de Hoog, Gaite Jansen, Carolien Spoor, Sallie Harmsen, Jochum ten Haaf, Pieter Tiddens

(World Premiere)

ALL SIDES OF THE ROAD 3D

OpenEndedGroup, United States, 2012, 12’

GUIMARÃES TRANSVERSAL

Three short films programme:

Birds, Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal, 2012, 17' (International Premiere)

A Mesa Ferida, Marcos Barbosa, Portugal, 2012, 20' (World Premiere)

Der Schlingel, Paulo Abreu, Portugal, 2012, 30' (World Premiere)

HISTÓRIAS DE GUIMARÃES

Three short films programme:

O Bravo som dos tambores, João Botelho, Portugal, 2012, 25' (World Premiere)

O Dom das lágrimas, João Nicolau, Portugal, 2012, 24'

Vamos tocar todos juntos para ouvirmos melhor, Tiago Pereira, Portugal, 2012, 25'

(World Premieres)

PLANT 3D

OpenEndedGroup, United States, 2011, 17’

(World Premiere)

PLETORA. IL DONO 3D

Zapruder, Italy, 2012, 15’

RANDOM ACTS

- A SONG OF MY YOUTH, Lucy Harvey, Great Britain, 2012,3’

- BECAUSE THIS IS BRITAIN (AS DISCUSSED), Martha Rosler, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- DANGEROUS GAMES, Marina Abramović, Great Britain, 2012, 5’

- END OF LIFE, Zineb Sedira, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- EVER SINCE, Mark Wallinger, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- I MAY HAVE LOST FOREVER MY UMBRELLA, Johan Grimonprez, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- KNEE BRUISE LEFT EDGED, Shahryar Nashat, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- MONSOON, Apitchapong Weerasethakul, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- PEARL VISION, Mark Leckey, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- PRIMATE CINEMA, Rachel Mayeri, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- SIBERIAN TIGER, Richard Billingham, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- SINGLE TAKE, James Richards, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- THREE-MINUTE WARNING, Sarah Wood, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

- WARNING, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Great Britain, 2012, 3’

(World Premieres)

TANTI FUTURI POSSIBILI. CON RENATO NICOLINI

Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, 30’

(World Premiere)

WAVES 3D    

OpenEndedGroup, United States, 2012, 2’

COMPETITION FEATURE LENGTH:

(All World Premieres)

A WALK IN THE PARK

Amos Poe, United States, 2012, 96’

Cast: Brian Fass, Adam Davids, Mark Eberle, Fred Sullivan, Charles Breiterman

AVANTI POPOLO

Michael Wahrmann, Brazil, 2012, 72’

Cast: André Gatti, Carlos Reichenbach, Eduardo Valente, Marcos Bertoni, Paulo Rigazzi

BLOODY DAUGHTER

Stéphanie Argerich, France - Switzerland, 2012, 94’ 

Cast: Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevich

GEGENWART / CONSEQUENCE

Thomas Heise, Germany, 2012, 68’

GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY

Peter Greenaway, Netherland, 2012, 128’

Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Ramsey Nasr, Kate Moran, Pippo Delbono, Giulio Berruti, Anne Louise Hassing, Flavio Parenti, Lars Eidinger

JIANSHI LIU BAIYUAN / JUDGE ARCHER

Xu Haofeng, China, 2012, 94’

Cast: Song Yang, Yu Cheng hui, Li Chengyuan, Yenny Martin, Zhao Zheng, Li Yiming

JUNGLE LOVE

Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Philippine, 2012, 86'

Cast: Gloria Morales, Mae Bastes, Martin Riffer, Edgardo Amar, Aldrin Sapitan

NICHNASTI PA’AM LAGAN / DANS UN JARDIN JE SUIS ENTRE / ONCE I ENTERED A GARDEN

Avi Mograbi, France – Israel - Switzerland, 2012, 97’

EL OJO DEL TIBURON

Alejo Hoijman, Argentina - Spain, 2012, 91’

PANIHIDA

Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Germany - Moldavia, 2012, 61’

PHOTO

Carlos Saboga, Portugal - France, 2012, 85’

Cast: Anna Mouglalis, Marisa Paredes, Johan Leysen, Didier Sandre, Simão Cayatte

PICAS / PIZZAS

Laila Pakalnina, Latvia, 2012, 63’

SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF

Mike Figgis, Great Britain, 2012, 107’

Cast: Sebastian Koch, Lotte Verbeek, Rebecca Night, Emilia Fox, Frances de la Tour, Julian Sands, Kenneth Cranham, Eoin Macken, Lachlan Nieboer

TANETS DELI / DELHI DANCE

Ivan Vyrypaev, Russia, 2012, 95’

Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Igor Gordin, Kseniya Kutepova, Arina Marakulina, Ina Sukhoretskaya  

TAR

Edna Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly, Brooke Goldfinch, Omar Zuniga Hidalgo, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta; supervisione di James Franco, United States, 2012, 72’

Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, Bruce Campbell

TASHER DESH / THE LAND OF CARDS / LA TERRA DELLE CARTE

Q (Kaushik Mukherjee), India, 2012, 114’

Cast: Joyraj Battacharjee, Rii Sen, Anubrata Basu, Soumiak Kanti De biswas, Tillotoma Shome

TUTTO PARLA DI TE

Alina Marazzi, Italy, 2012, 84’

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Elena Radonicich, Valerio Binasco, Maria Grazia Mandruzzato, Alice Torriani

MEDIUM LENGTH AND SHORT FILMS

(All World Premieres)

DA VINCI

Yuri Ancarani, Italy, 2012, (20’)

DOSSIER SCOLAIRE / SCHOOL FILES

Noëlle Pujol, Andreas Bolm, France – Germany, 2012, 21’

DREAMS

James Franco, Great Britain, 2012, 1’

EL RUIDO DE LAS ESTRELLAS ME ATURDE

Eduardo Williams, Argentina, 2012, 20’

ETERNITÀ 

Provmyza (Galina Myznikova, Sergey Provorov), Russia, 2011, 36’

GHL

Lotte Schreiber, Austria, 2012, 17’

ISHI TO UTA TO PETA / STONE, SONG AND PETA

Takuya Dairiki, Takashi Miura, France – Japan, 2012, 60’

LA MADRE, IL FIGLIO E L'ARCHITETTO / THE MOTHER, THE SON AND THE ARCHITECT

Petra Noordkamp, Netherland, 2012, 16’

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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.