The Berlinale is again participating in the initiative successfully launched last year in collaboration with the “Fondazione Musica per Roma” and with the support of Agis/Lazio: the “Berlino a Roma” will be opening for the second time on Sunday, March 6, 2005 in the Parco della Musica. For four days in the Italian capital, everything at the “Auditorium”, which was designed by architect Renzo Piano, and in several Roman movie theaters will revolve around the Bears. In all, a selection of 15 films from the programme of the 55th Berlin International Film Festival will premiere in Italy from March 6 to 9. The curators of the event are Giorgio Gosetti and Mario Sesti (Cooperativa Studio).
The opening film will be the complete 225-minute restored version of Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, which screened for the first time in the Forum during the Berlinale.
This will be followed by a selection of films from the programme of the Kinderfilmfest and 14plus. They will be presented in matinees at the “Auditorium” from March 7 to 9 in collaboration with the Roman festival “Alice nella città”. Films from the Competition, Panorama and Forum will run in the afternoon, including works with and by Kevin Spacey, Jacques Audiard, Gu Changwei, Will Smith and Ermanno Olmi. In a special screening, “Berlino a Roma” will show Lost and Found, the omnibus film that opened this year’s Forum. In addition to some of the directors and actors, a delegation from the Berlinale will attend the events in Rome.
The following films will be screened:
Hitch (directed by: Andy Tennant)
Hotel Rwanda (directed by: Terry George)
Tickets (directed by: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi)
Kong Que (directed by: Gu Changwei)
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (directed by: Jacques Audiard)
In Good Company (directed by: Paul Weitz)
Beyond the Sea (directed by: Kevin Spacey)
Tao Se (directed by: Yonfan)
Heaven's Gate (directed by: Michael Cimino)
Lost and Found (directd by: S. Arsenijevic, N. Koseva, M. Laas, K. Mundruczó, C. Mungiu, J. Zbanich)
Profils Paysans: Le quotidien (directed by: Raymond Depardon)
Saimir (directed by: Francesco Munzi)
Fjorton Suger (directed by: Filippa Freijd, Martin Jern, Emil Larsson, Henrik Norrthon)
Sipur Kaits (directed by: Shmuel Peleg Haimovitch)
Bluebird (directed by: Mijke de Jong)
February 23, 2005