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Ten Italian works yet to be released in France will be showcased in De Rome à Paris

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- The 12th edition of the event celebrating Italian feature films yet to be released in France is set to unspool between 13 - 17 December

Ten Italian works yet to be released in France will be showcased in De Rome à Paris
Aspromonte by Mimmo Calopresti

On Friday 13 December, Mimmo Calopresti’s Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten [+see also:
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will open the 12th Italian Film Meetings in Paris, in the presence of the director of the movie and its lead actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (who shares top spot on the film poster with Marcello Fonte) whom the festival will be recognising for her contribution to French-Italian cultural exchanges.

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Intitled "De Rome à Paris" and unfolding until 17 December in the L’Arlequin cinema under the aegis of the French National Association of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries (ANICA), with the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) and in association with the Italian Institute of Commerce ICE-AGENZIA, the Italian Embassy, the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Italian Union of Film and Audiovisual Exporters UNEFA, the event will put forward 10 Italian feature films yet to be released in France, all of which will be screened in the company of their film teams.

Notable works on the agenda are the Venetian competitors The Mayor of Rione Sanità [+see also:
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by Mario Martone and The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used To Be [+see also:
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by Franco Maresco. Three other films discovered in Venice are also on the bill, in the form of Francesca Archibugi’s Vivere [+see also:
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, which was unveiled out of competition on the Lido, and two titles screened in the Sconfini section: Effetto domino [+see also:
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by Alessandro Rossetto, and the picture which treads the line between documentary, fiction film and archive reel Once More Unto the Breach [+see also:
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, by the duo composed of Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini.

Likewise on the billing is Bangla [+see also:
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by Phaim Bhuiyan (a first feature film which also spent time in Rotterdam’s Big Screen competition), Dafne [+see also:
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by Federico Bondi (well received in the Berlinale’s Panorama section and recently handed the Audience Award at the Arras Film Festival), the documentary Bellissime [+see also:
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by Elisa Amoruso (discovered in the Alice in the City line-up of the recent Rome Film Fest, and also screened at the IDFA) and The Champion [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
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by Leonardo D’Agostini (starring Stefano Accorsi), which is scheduled to close this 2019 edition of the Italian Film Meetings - “De Rome à Paris”.

It’s worth noting that the event will be preceded by a succession of professional meetings (which Cineuropa will report on in detail tomorrow), which will include a Work In Progress session, a co-production market and a round table.

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(Translated from French)

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