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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

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Notes for David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars"

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Et par le pouvoir d’un mot

Je recommence ma vie

Je suis né pour te connaître

Pour te nommer


Paul Eluard (1942)

Who remembers today that thousands of flyers of Paul Eluard's poem "Liberté" were parachuted over occupied France by British Raf in the summer of 1942? What a disturbing mystery, hearing it as key dialog line (to be rehearsed, to be played, to express one's mind, to circulate as a cursed yet essential script) in Cronenberg's Mapa to the Stars. Well, Cronenberg's film opened in Paris today, and yes, this is where I saw it, comfortably sitting in my neighborhood grandiose arthouse cinema, the wonderful Louxor Palace of Cinema (a perfectly restored—and programmed—1921 built cinema theater in a working-class neighborhood), recently reopened after too many years in limbo.

And no, it's not tough not to be in Cannes anymore. And yes, Cronenberg's film is far more interesting
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