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De Rome à Paris: Ten Italian films

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- The French capital is hosting the eighth edition of an event focusing on transalpine talents who are still virtually unknown to audiences in France

De Rome à Paris: Ten Italian films
Checco Zalone in Quo vado?

It was a full house last night at the L’Arlequin cinema for the opening of the eighth edition of De Rome à Paris (“From Rome to Paris”), with the out-of-selection screening of Quo vado? [+see also:
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, a comedy that is proving to be a real phenomenon at the Italian box office (having raked in €63 million in takings, and with its theatrical run still in full swing), in the presence of its director, Gennaro Nunziante, and main star Checco Zalone. Hosted by Giorgio Gosetti (the General Delegate of the Venice Days and director of the Casa del Cinema in Rome), the evening also saw eight other filmmakers on the programme funnel onto the stage in order to meet the Parisian public.

From 28-31 January, ten features are on the menu of a selection aiming to introduce both viewers in the French capital and the country’s distributors to some budding young Italian talents, flanked by a number of more seasoned directors. The highly varied selection of the event, organised by the exporters of the Union of Italian Film and Audiovisual Exporters, includes five feature debuts: They Call Me Jeeg Robot [+see also:
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making of
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interview: Gabriele Mainetti
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by Gabriele Marinetti (revolving around a petty thief from Rome who discovers that he has super powers – released in Italy on 25 February), the comedy Se Dio Vuole [+see also:
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by Edoardo Falcone (winner of the 2015 David di Donatello Award for Best Debut Director and the Audience Award at Tokyo), N-Capace [+see also:
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by Eleonora Dango (Special Mention at the Turin Film Festival), Wax: We Are the X [+see also:
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by Lorenzo Corvino (starring Jean-Marc Barr and Rutger Hauer) and Arianna [+see also:
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interview: Carlo Lavagna
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by Carlo Lavagna (which was unveiled in the Venice Days – watch the video interview in Italian). 

De Rome à Paris will also shine the spotlight on Lea [+see also:
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 by Marco Tullio Giordana (The Best of Youth [+see also:
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), a work produced for TV that takes another look at the tragic struggle of a woman who tried to escape from her clan of the Calabrian mafia, the 'Ndrangheta.

Two gripping documentaries, revealed at the Venice Film Festival, are also on the line-up, with Italian Gangsters [+see also:
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by Renato De Maria and River Memories [+see also:
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by twins Gianluca and Massimiliano de Serio (who turned heads in competition at Locarno in 2011 with their debut feature-length fiction film Seven Acts of Mercy [+see also:
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). The programme is rounded off by Dobbiamo parlare [+see also:
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by Sergio Rubini and the comedy Noi e la Giulia [+see also:
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by Edoardo Leo (which notched up seven nominations for the 2015 David Awards).

(Translated from French)

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