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10 Italian films without French distributors to be showcased in "De Rome à Paris"

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- The 11th edition of the event will showcase transalpine feature films without a French distributor from 7 to 11 December

10 Italian films without French distributors to be showcased in "De Rome à Paris"
If Life Gives You Lemons by Ciro d’Emilio

With growing success and sold-out screenings at L'Arlequin cinema, the "De Rome à Paris" Italian Cinema Meeting Event – organised in Paris by ANICA (National Association of Cinematographic, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries) in cooperation with the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, UNEFA (Film Exporters), ICE (Foreign Trade Institute), the Italian Embassy and the Institute of Italian Culture, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture and in partnership with the CNC and UniFrance – will see its11th edition take place from 7 to 11 December in Paris, with an additional day added to the programme.

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This year's edition of De Rome à Paris features 11 films: 10 without a French distributor, and Euphoria [+see also:
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by Valeria Golino (discovered at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard and due to be released in French cinemas on 20 February by the French outfit Paname Distribution). The first two episodes of the television series My Brilliant Friend, an adaptation of Elena Ferrante's world-famous bestselling novel saga, will also be premiered and are due to close the event, having world premiered at Venice Film Festival (read the event here).

Among the ten other films without distributors on the menu are three titles screened at Venice: If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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by Ciro d’Emilio,the comedyThe Armadillo's Prophecy [+see also:
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by Emanuele Scaringi, which premiered on the Lido in the Orizzonti section, and The Young Fan [+see also:
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interview: Gipi
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by Gianni Pacinotti (AKA Gipi), which was selected for the Sconfini programme.

The line-up also includes two feature films presented at Locarno: Menocchio [+see also:
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by Alberto Fasulo (appreciated in competition) and Just Like My Son [+see also:
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interview: Costanza Quatriglio
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by Costanza Quatriglio (screened out of competition). 

The programme features Twin Flower [+see also:
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by Laura Luchetti (selected at Toronto), the comedies Blessed Madness [+see also:
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by Carlo Verdone (due to open the event) and Put Grandma in the Freezer [+see also:
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by the director duo Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe Stasi, as well as films by two well-known directors on the European scene: Woman's Name [+see also:
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by Marco Tullio Giordana and Naples in Veils [+see also:
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by Ferzan Ozpetek.

It’s worth noting that the event will be preceded by professional meetings (read the news here) with a Work In Progress event, a co-production market, and a conference on Franco-Italian cooperation.

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(Translated from French)

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