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October 15, 2020

Rome Cinema Fest 2020

The most anticipated movies, TV series and guests. From 15 to 25 October Rome capital of cinema

It opened with Soul, an animated film, this new edition of the Rome Cinema Fest, which, albeit with due variation from the usual, will take place live, from October 15 to 25 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, with great guests and highly anticipated screenings.

A start that winks at the new generations and the future, involving one of the two career awards: Pete Docter, director of other Pixar masterpieces such as Monsters & Co., Up and Inside Out (the last two Oscar-winning), while the second goes to Steve McQueen, who at the Festival presents Small Axe, an anthological series of five films set in London in the '60s, '70s and '80s, starring a group of young people and their families belonging to the Indian community of the city.

Steve McQueen, lifetime achievement award

Most of the Hollywood stars will follow from afar, but there will be no shortage of great guests to cross the red carpet. Such as Kim Rossi Stuart, Pietro Castellitto (veteran of the Venetian success with I predatori) and Alessandro Preziosi as director, but also Francesco Totti, who, on the occasion of the release of the docufilm Mi chiamo Francesco Totti (in theaters since October 19), will meet the audience with an exceptional interviewer, Pierfrancesco Favino. Among the international stars for whom there is more excitement are certainly Vincent Cassel, who brings The Specials to the Alice section in the city, and Hannibal Mads Mikkelsen, who personally accompanies Another round, while others will be watching from afar, including Tom Cruise and John Krasinski, in Rome for Mission: Impossible and Jack Ryan. Like them the protagonists of some highly anticipated films like Supernova (Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci), I carry you with me (Michelle Rodriguez), The courier (Benedict Cumberbatch) or Hasta el cielo (Miguel Herràn, or Rio de La casa di carta).

Vincent Cassel in The Specials

Among the most anticipated titles are the preview of the Sky Romulus series, created by Matteo Rovere, Stardust, the biographical film about David Bowie starring Johnny Flynn, and Ammonite, the impossible love story by Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Also on the program is the teen drama Sul più bello, in Italian cinemas from October 21, with Giuseppe Maggio, one of the most beloved characters of another very successful series, Baby. Along with other films already appreciated in Venice, such as Mainstream, by Gia Coppola with Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke, and Nowhere special by Uberto Pasolini with James Norton.

Johnny Flynn in Stardust

Soul is not the only animated film, accompanied for example by The Story of Olaf and 100% Wolf, while for the series not to be missed Stalk (from October 28 on RaiPlay) and The Alligator, from November on Rai Due. Then there are Elena Sofia Ricci, who plays Rita Levi Montalcini in the biographical TV movie of the same name, and the D'Innocenzo twins, who after the success of Favolacce, take a break from the new project to tell the Festival audience about themselves.

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