October with the Rome Film Fest: “American Pastoral” to be screened on Monday October 3rd

American Pastoral, one of the most highly anticipated films of the season, will be the first event of the 11th Rome Film Fest, directed by Antonio Monda, and produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, chaired by Piera Detassis. The film will be presented in collaboration with Eagle Pictures ten days before the opening of the fest, on Monday October 3rd at 9 pm, at the Cinema Barberini movie theatre in Rome.

Ewan McGregor directs and stars in American Pastoral, at his debut as a filmmaker after working with masters such as George Lucas (in the “Star Wars” saga), Tim Burton (Big Fish), Woody Allen (Cassandra’s Dream), and Roman Polanski (The Ghost Writer). The Scottish actor will be in Rome to present the film with his co-star Jennifer Connelly, winner of an academy Award for A Beautiful Mind. American Pastoral is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Philip Roth.

Tickets for the event are on sale at the Cinema Barberini box office and on the website

Directed and acted by Ewan McGregor, United States, 2016, 126′
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Philip Roth, American Pastoral is the story of Seymour Levov, known as “the Swede”, a man who has had everything from life: looks, career, money, marriage to a former Miss New Jersey and a long-desired baby girl. His world slowly falls apart when his daughter, now a teenager, commits a terrorist act in which someone is killed. How could such a tragedy ever have befallen the Swede, the person whose entire life has been an incarnation of the American Dream? Where did he go wrong?


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