ROME FILM FEST   

5 november | Gigi Proietti guest of the Rome Film Fest for a Close Encounter

On Sunday, November 5, the 12th Rome Film Fest comes to a close. At 5 pm Gigi Proietti takes the stage for a Close Encounter at the 3 and Google Cinema Hall. Italian actor, director and voice-over actor, a flamboyant performer and minstrel for the spirit of Rome, its many facets and its memory which he continues to represent, Gigi Proietti is the perfect incarnation of theater in the most ample sense of the term, perfectly balanced between highbrow and popular culture.
At 10 pm, the same theater will host a screening of In un giorno la fine by Daniele Misischia. With Rome more frenzied and congested than usual, Claudio, an important, but cynical and narcissistic businessman, gets stuck in a broken elevator. This irritating mishap is just the beginning. Trapped in a metal cage between two floors, he will have to deal with something inhumane and aberrant. The city is going mad, a lethal virus is transforming people. Only his instinct of survival can save him from the inevitable apocalypse.
The 3 and Google Cinema Hall will be screening the film that is the winner of the BNL People’s Choice Award at 7:30 pm.
The “Italian School” retrospective at the Cinema Trevi wraps up on Sunday with The Damned by Luchino Visconti (at 6:30 pm) and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini, in the section “The great art of the craftsmen in cinema”.
The last Rome Film Fest screenings at the Teatro Tor Bella Monaca: at 5 pm, Is It About Love? by Elisabetta Lodoli. In this documentary, three men tell their stories: their lives fell apart when they physically abused their partners, but it scared them enough that they resolved to turn over a new leaf. Three quotidian, shocking accounts that examine our sentimental education and intersect in the place where the three men sought help. The director and co-writer of the film, Federica Iacobelli, will be on hand to meet audiences after the film.
Then at 7:30 pm, the program at the Teatro Tor Bella Monaca wraps up with Dieci storie proprio così by Emanuela Giordano and Giulia Minoli. The film looks at a country plagued by crime and corruption that can still surprise its critics nevertheless, in a journey through an Italy that is evolving. The documentary will be introduced by Maria Vittoria Pellecchia and followed by a talk with filmmakers Emanuela Giordano and Giulia Minoli.
The independent sidebar Alice nella città will be presenting its programme “Alice in corto 2” starting at 12 noon at the cinema Admiral, with screenings of the shorts Strollica by Peter Marcias, Immaginare by Simone Saraceno, Koala by Cristina Puccinelli, A mio padre by Gabriel Laderas and Alessio Tamborini, and Jululu by Michele Cinque.
Later on in the day, the cinema Admiral will host screenings of School Life by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane (at 5 pm), Filthy by Tereza Nvotova (at 6:30 pm), and Cold November by Karl Jacob (at 8:30 pm).
Last chance for repeat screenings across the city. Screening at the 3 and Google Cinema Hall, three winning films: the winner of the Alice nella città Taodue Award (at 12 noon), the winner of the Alice Panorama Italia Award (at 3 pm), and the winner of the BNL People’s Choice Award (at 7:30 pm). The MAXXI will be hosting screenings of Promised Land by Eugene Jarecki (at 11.30 am), Spielberg by Susan Lacy (at 2 pm), Borg McEnroe by Janus Metz (at 5 pm), and the episodes of Babylon Berlin by Tom Tykwer (at 7:30 pm). My Cityplex will offer four repeat screenings on Sunday: Promised Land by Eugene Jarecki (at 3:30 pm), The Place by Paolo Genovese (at 6 pm), C’est la vie! (Le sens de la fête) by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (at 8 pm), and Logan Lucky by Steven Soderbergh (at 10:30 pm). Wrapping up this year’s repeat screenings, the cinema Admiral will feature The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature by Callan Brunker (at 3 pm) and Ravens by Jens Assur, preceded by the short Figli Maestri by Simone Bucri (at 10:30 pm).

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