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Another product of Google Translate is an article from Italian La Stampa reporting on films at Venice. Try to read the first part of the article as it mentions the new Rome Film Fest and some other bits about the "juggling" to get films seen at various festivals. It seems like The Tourist won't be ready for Venice, but may be ready for the Rome Fest, and then there is The Rum Diary which they report "does not seem to have impressed the selectors at the heart of Venice"
Venice runs September 1 -11
Rome runs October 29 - November 6
"27/06/2010 - FILM FESTIVAL
Between Venice and Rome
War is the last star
The more contentious are Depp and Clooney FULVIA CAPRARA
Festival of the war is fought in rounds of names. Names of celebrities, movies, authors. A month after the press conference in Rome which will be presented on the final bill, the director of the Venice Film Festival Marco Müller is grappling with lists of titles eligible candidates, invitations, requests, sometimes exorbitant, guests already selected. Equal stress for controllers Rome Film Festival, the president Gian Luigi Rondi and director Piera Detassis, too immersed in the flow projections and engaged in battle of the red carpet, because ultimately it is there on that piece of cloth, which The survival of a film review media. The equation is straightforward: more stars, more photographers and more successful. To list the Venetian, which already has some presence in Sofia Coppola's comedy Somewhere, shot between Los Angeles and Milan, with appearances by Simona Ventura and Valeria Marini and Julian Schnabel with Miral, the autobiographical novel by journalist and author Rula Jebreal , Freida Pinto protagonist had to join The American, directed by Anton Corbijn in Abbruzzo and starring George Clooney which is now home to the Lido.
The negotiations seemed closed, but some days, rumors that there would be obstacles and that the star in Italy for the presentation of films in the earthquake zone, could make lump sum at the exhibit. Sure, the stars of headaches they procure many. Take Nicole Kidman. The opening of the first RomeFilmFest with the film on Diane Arbus Fur was in his time at the center of controversy for excessive costs, this year the actress could return to Italy with The rabbit hole, adaptation of the theatrical piece David Lindsay-Abaire, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Partners friction, which tells the story mourning for loss of 4 year old child, Aaron Eckhart. Perfect film to bring prestige to a festival, but it seems that in this case claims divistiche are so hyperbolic as to deter anyone. So it is very likely that The rabbit hole runs out at the Toronto Film Festival, the Americans for a trip less expensive. The third contesissimo, charmer audiences, is Johnny Depp. For the Lido would have two dance films, The Rum Diary, based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, and The tourist, shot in the streets of Venice alongside Angelina Jolie. If nothing else, the environment, the second title was given to secure the show, and instead will probably be ready only for the festival Capitoline. As for The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson and shot in Puerto Rico, with Depp in the role of Paul Kemp, professional novelist in search of redemption in the Caribbean, do not seem to have impressed the selectors at the heart of Venice. So better go all the authors. Above two, with Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which still hangs a question mark, and the cult director Monte Hellman, who would have ready to land in Lagoon Road to nowhere.
In perhaps the neo-eighties with Clint Eastwood's thriller Hereafter, then Black Swan with Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher with The Social Network and John Carpenter The Ward. The chapter of the Italians, always thorny, is still far from closing. To be sure, yet, there is contention to make sure the new documentary by Marco Bellocchio, following the family sisters. The Venice Film Festival would have already included in the list of those present, but it seems that the teacher has received a call from Piacenza Gian Luigi Rondi asking him to retrace his steps. The first part of Sisters was made in Rome, in an exciting evening closed by a duet Bellocchio, Bertolucci. Yielding to the second Venice sisters play, for the organizers Romans as a major snub. Confirmed, but the presence of Oscar Tornatore, who will work at the Lido which works for some time, a documentary on Titanus Goffredo Lombardo, historic home of Italian production which are masterpieces such as The Leopard. Director of Baar, engaged in the final stages of editing, has lovingly rebuilt the epic film lover's majors that did start in '86 with the Camorra. Also the much awaited film-paper on Dante Ferretti, Oscar-winning set designer, a favorite of Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. Movies on the race riot of voices is very hot and will be until a few hours before the press conference. Besides the certainty Martone, with We believed, still dancing in various scenarios by Carlo Mazzacurati with passion in Pupi Avati, with a definitive yes to the endless youth. From France come potica, François Ozon's latest work with the two icons of French movie star Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu, and Black Venus by Abdellatif Kechiche, awarded to the Lido in 2007 for cous cous.
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Thanks Karen--I understand the cost factor but I can see the dilemma for the festival producers---if you want attention & $$ from the festival, you need some big stars. It seems that Johnny would attract a huge audience, but they don't seem impressed that much with RDiary. Does anyone know how many films are allowed in the Venice festival?
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I am very concerned about this film. I know there have been some Depp/ Hunter Thompson fans who saw the film on its testing and to be as honest as I know how to be It is almost impossible for us fans to be completely unbiased when it comes to Depp. That is why companies who do these screenings often DO NOT WANT any fan to judge the film prior to release as most are unable to be "fair" and unbiased.
There is/are some thing(s) that have caused this film to not have a US distributor as yet. Some reason. It may not be a great film. It may be an "OK" film. We know it's not aimed at a " general release" audience so the average movie goer is NOT who this film will attract. The Rum Diary is a film that will hit the "art house" theaters and that is a smaller market. Some Depp fans will see it, not all. Those who are only fans of his "family" films like Alice and Pirates will not see this movie. HST fans will see this movie, but again, they are not the "average" movie going audience and their numbers are devoted, but not a huge audience. So it may not be a good return for a potential distributor's money. Bruce Robinson has not directed anything since 1992. Eighteen years. So he is pretty much an unknown variable to potential distributors..
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