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RomeFilmFest has Love Life

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RomeFilmFest has Love Life

The second edition of the RomeFilmFest (October 18-27) will host the world premiere of Maria Schrader's debut feature Love Life [+see also:
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, out of competition in the official program. The films is based on Zeruya Shalev’s internationally successful novel about a young woman's amour fou in Israel.

Further German films at the festival include Hayo Freitag’s Die Drei Raeuber (in the Alice in the City sidebar) and Klimt [+see also:
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by Raoul Ruiz (in Raoul Ruiz Faber).

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The New Cinema Network (NCN), which offers young directors a chance to present their new projects to attending international producers, has invited Julia von Heinz with The Preserver (Die Wahrerin). Her first feature film, Nothing Else Matters, will also be presented to Rome audiences as part of NCN.

German Films is organising German Days (October 21-24) in collaboration with the festival. On October 21, five new German films just off their world premieres at other international festivals will be seen at the Fest’s Business Street market: The Red Elvis [+see also:
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by Leopold Gruen, Felix Randau’s The Calling Game, Mirage by Simon Groß, Reclaim Your Brain [+see also:
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by Hans Weingartner and Jan Schuette’s Love comes Lately.

Also on October 21, the Goethe Institut will show the Next Generation 2007 short film program, in collaboration with German Films, and on the following day filmmakers Alice Chukwuedo and Karl Tebbe will hold a discussion with students of the University of Rome La Sapienza film department. Zueli Aladag will also present his film Wut at the Goethe Institut.

On October 23, the DFFF and the financing possibilities for international productions will be presented as part of the NCN. Oliver Castendyk will introduce the fund and German and Italian producers will discuss the new options.

On October 24, new acting talent from Germany and Italy will be introduced to film industry professionals, most importantly to the casting directors present. Alice Dwyer, Anna-Maria Muehe, Hinnerk Schoenemann and Maria Simon will make up the German contingent and director Doris Doerrie will moderate.

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