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Harry Macqueen talks about his movie Supernova at the Rome Film Fest 2020

Oct 21 2020

By Francesca Lombardo. UK filmmaker Harry Macqueen presents Supernova, his second feature at the Rome Film Fest 2020 as part of the Official Selection. A touching love story between a gay couple which needs to deal with the daunting and scare diagnosis of  dementia. The film cast benefits from stars of the stature  of Stanley Tucci in the role of a writer who will die of dementia and Colin Firth, his already grieving partner.

The film explores the challenging and universal themes of an announced loss of a loved one. 

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Steve McQueen calls out for more diversity during an interview at the Rome Film Fest 2020 where he picked up a Life Award

Oct 18 2020

by Francesca Lombardo – Oscar winning director of 12 Years of Slaves, Steve McQueen has been honoured with a Life Award at the 15th Edition of the Rome Film Fest. The British Film-maker has presented his film trilogy titled Small Axes (Lovers Rock, Mangrove and Red, White and Blue) which is set to premiere on 15 November, 2020 on BBC One in the UK and on 20 November, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.

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Pixar Film Soul opens the 15th edition of the Rome Film Fest

Oct 16 2020

By Francesca Lombardo – Legendary Father of Toys, Pete Docter current US director, screenwriter, animator and producer Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios, winner of two Academy Awards® for Up and Inside Out, comes back with a brand new film exuding a narrative that taps into a transcendental, religious-philosophical narrative; the afterlife, the drive to live and the delay of that ineluctable dreadful feared moment: death.

Soul premiered yesterday at the 15th Edition of the Rome Film Festival as opening film studios.

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Against all odds it is Festa again in Rome for Cinema makers & lovers with the Rome Film Fest, 15-25 October 2020

Oct 09 2020

By Francesca LombardoFollowing in the footsteps of Venice, Rome too made a massive effort this year not miss the 15th Edition of the Rome Film Festival despite Covid19. The film festival will be packed with film screenings from all over the world, special encounters, conferences and plenty of special sections and exhibitions. 

From the 15th to the 25th of October, the Auditorium Parco della Musica will see actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, and above all audiences return to the Fest’s traditional venue and recreate that marvellous festive atmosphere created by partaking in the passion for film.

This year’s official poster for the Rome Film Fest is photo of two film icons: Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman in a relaxed moment on the set of Paris Blues. 

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Exclusive! Edward Norton: “I love movies… but when I act in theatre I feel like a rock star..!”

Sep 25 2020

A close encounter with Edward Norton by Francesca Lombardo, journalist and author. 

Edward Norton is one of the best actors of his generation with an Oscar nomination under his belt for his breakthrough role in Primal Fear, but he has always aspired to approach film making from a 360 degrees perspective not only as an actor but as a writer, scriptwriting, director and as a producer.

And in Motherless Brooklyn, a period film set in a highly corrupted new York in the fifties – first presented at the Toronto Film Festival last year – he embodies all that as he has been the main actor, the scriptwriter and also the director.

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