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De Rome à Paris prepares to showcase Italian cinema for the tenth time

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- From 25-28 January, eight unreleased Italian films are being screened in the French capital, plus 12 projects will be featured at the market and four titles in Work in Progress

De Rome à Paris prepares to showcase Italian cinema for the tenth time
Little Tito and the Aliens by Paola Randi

After enjoying a very positive reception at the Torino Film Festival, Little Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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 by Paola Randi will tomorrow be screened at the L’Arlequin cinema, thus serving as the opening film of the tenth edition of the De Rome à Paris event, unspooling in the French capital from 25-28 January, and organised by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and ANICA. The menu includes seven other Italian films that have not so far been released in France, where they don’t yet have distributors. The most high-profile movies are three works that were unveiled at the most recent Venice Film Festival: the animated feature Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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 by Alessandro Rak (the second opus by the director, following The Art of Happiness [+see also:
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, which opened the Venice Critics’ Week in 2013 before going on to win the European Film Award in its category), The Ark of Disperata [+see also:
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 by Eduardo Winspeare, and Crater [+see also:
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 by Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino

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Also included in the showcase are Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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 by Paolo Franchi (starring Emmanuelle Devos), the comedy Let Yourself Go! [+see also:
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 by Francesco Amato (toplined by Toni Servillo), Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
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 by Francesco Bruni and the documentary Dangerous But Necessary [+see also:
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 by Anselma dell’Olio. Interestingly, all eight films will be shown in the presence of their directors and actors.

De Rome à Paris can also boast a professional sidebar that has scheduled a market with 12 selected projects in search of partners (co-producers, distributors and sales agents). Standing out among the six majority Italian titles, which are at various stages of development, are Charleston by Emma Dante (in competition at Venice in 2013 with A Street in Palermo [+see also:
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), The Registrer by Marco Amenta (produced by EuroFilm), Margherita by Valentina Carnelutti (Dugong Films) and The Time of Indifference by Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli (an adaptation of the Alberto Moravia novel), under the auspices of Indiana Productions. They are joined by two projects in pre-production: Courthouse by Chiara Bellosi (production duties handled by Tempesta) and the animated title Deaddy (aka A Squeleton Story) by Alessandro Rak, which is being staged by Mad Entertainment

The six majority French projects are Dunes Dreams by Samuel Doux (Avenue B Productions), Le coupable en moi by Julien Sicard (FilmO2), Les jours les plus intenses by Tommaso Usberti (Lionceau Films), Ensemble by Fabio Marra (Fin Août Productions), Photographer of God by Gonzalo Justiniano (Selenium Films) and La Peau claire by Maud Garnier (Offshore). 

Lastly, a Work in Progress section that includes four Italian films is on the schedule of professional events (which also encompass a conference on French-Italian cooperation), with the dramedy As Much as I Need [+see also:
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 by Francesco Falaschi, plus three titles being sold by Fandango: the comedy The Armadillo’s Prophecy [+see also:
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 by Emanuele Scaringi, and the dramas Twin Flower [+see also:
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 by Laura Luchetti and Wherever You Are by Bonifacio Angius

(Translated from French)

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