9:30 AM EDT, October 14, 2013
Rome Film Festival topper Marco Mueller has unveiled a rich lineup mixing crowdpleasers with more esoteric fare and comprising recent standouts and world preems that include new works by Jonathan Demme, Isabel Coixet, and U.S. multi-hyphenate Mark Turtletaub's first feature "Gods Behaving Badly."
The U. S., Asia, and Italy feature prominently with plenty of newcomers playing alongside enough known names to keep the paparazzi pacified.
"Gods Behaving Badly," a comedy about Greek gods living in contempo New York who intervene in the lives of a young couple, will unspool out-of-competition. The "Gods" cast comprises Christopher Walken, John Turturro, Alicia Silverstone, Sharon Stone, and Edie Falco.
The twelve world preems unspooling in the Eternal City's eighteen title competish include Danish auteur Nils Malmros' latest drama "Sorrow and Joy" (pictured); Japanese horror meister Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Seventh Code"; Italian helmer Guido Lombardo's Naples-set gangster movie "Take Five"; and, as previously announced, Fox Intl. Productions' supernatural thriller "Another Me" by Isabel Coixet, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, and Sophie Turner.
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ROME FILM FESTIVAL -- IN COMPETITION
"Another Me," Isabel Coixet (Spain-U.K.)
"I Am Not Him" Tayfun Pirselimoglu (Turkey, France, Greece, Germany)
"Foreign Bodies," Mirko Locatelli (Italy)
"Dallas Buyers Club," Jean-;arc Vallee (U.S.)
"Sheep's Clothing," Paulo Morelli (Brazil)
"Gass," Kiarash Asadizaden (Iran)
"Her," Spike Jones (U.S.)
"Blue Sky Bones," Jian Cui (China)
"Manto Acuifero" Michael Rowe (Mexico)
"The Mole Song," Takashi Miike (Japan)
"Out of The Furnace," Scott Cooper (U.S. - U.K.)
"Quod Erat Demonstrandum," Andrei Gruzsniczki (Romania)
"Seventh Code," Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
"Sorrow and Joy," Nils Malmros (Denmark)
"Take Five," Guido Lombardi (Italy)
"TIR," Alberto Fasulo (Croatia, Italy)
"The Invisible Life," Vitor Goncalves (Purtugal)
"Sacro GRA," Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)
"Cut Down Kite," Diego Ayala, Anibal Jofre (Chile)
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