Joe Dante special guest at New Cinema Network
by Camillo de Marco
- The filmmaker and his producer Elizabeth Stanley will participate in a one-to-one meeting of the NCN to meet potential co-producers for the Ombra Amore project
New Cinema Network (NCN) announces the presence of Joe Dante as the special guest of the International Film Market, within the framework of the Rome Film Festival. The famous director of Gremlins, Piranha, Small Soldiers and The Hole, will open the proceedings of the meetings organized by NCN in the section “Le Grande Bellezze”, the special showcase (eight projects from six countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, Italy, Luxembourg, United States) conceived and supported with determination by Director Marco Müller, and dedicated to film projects that promote Italy as a partner of excellence, with the purpose of reinforcing the central role and value of our country as both an ideal set and support for production and funding.
On Sunday 19, Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 October, Joe Dante and his producer Elizabeth Stanley will participate in a one-to-one meeting of the NCN at the Hotel Bernini Bristol, to meet potential co-producers for the Ombra Amore project, the new film by the director from New Jersey, who with his usual sense of humour, his love of cinema and horror films in particular, invents a love story between a vampire and a werewolf in underground Rome, populated by strange creatures.
Dante himself likes to define his project as a sort of Romeo and Juliet among Rome’s vampires and werewolves in today’s economic crisis: Pete is a young werewolf belonging to a ferocious clan of stock market speculators, some of whom bear great responsibility for the current Italian economic crisis. Maggie is a vampire whose family belongs to the ancient aristocracy, fallen and impoverished because of the voracious appetites of the werewolves.
At the Rome Film Festival, Joe Dante will present the restored version of Kill Baby Kill (Thursday 16 October at 10:30 pm in Sala Petrassi), and will be a guest Friday 17 October at 11 am in the Spazio Rai Movie for a conversation with the audience moderated by Marco Giusti and Steve Della Casa, where he will talk about the golden age of “Gothic Italian” cinema, of genre cinema in Italy and its influence on Joe Dante’s cinema.
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