Here it comes again! The fourth edition of the International Rome Film Festival 2009 will take place from October 13th to October 23rd. This event has become over the years an indisputable and very apreciated festival by the general public. The Official Selection has chosen 12 films for the official competition and another 6 out of competition, which will include premieres of international films and great events that will count on the best in national and international stars of the world of cinema and film.
The films will compete for the Marc ‘Aurelio Awards. An international jury composed of seven members, all from the world of cinema and art , will be bestowing the Golden Marc ‘Aurelio Award for best film and two Silver Marc’Aurelio for the best actress and the best actor. The jury will be presided by the Czech director Milos Forman, author of award-winning works such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus or Larry Flynt.
As in the previous edition, the public will choose the best movie giving the Gold Award to the Best Film by electronic voting, which will take place after all projections. One of the famous international artists who is sponsoring this event is Meryl Streep. She is this year’s guest at the Festival and will present the films out of competition in the Official Section and take her Golden Marc ‘Aurelio for her career in cinema. Sean Connery, Sophia Loren and Al Pacino have won the same award in recent years.
Among the Italian titles that take part in the Official Section of the Festival are: Viola de Mar by Donatella Mallorca, with Valeria Solarino and Isabella Ragonese. It is based on the new Giacomo Pilati novel (Minchia), which tells a love story between two women in patriarchal Sicily in the year 800. The other title is “Alsa la testa” by Alessandro Angelini played by Sergio Castellitto, in the role of a father who brings his teenage son into the world boxing.
What are you waiting for? Book your trip to Italy, and rent the best apartments in Rome. Don’t miss this incredible International Rome Film Festival 2009.