Western, music, sport, a Fest that from October 26 to November 5 will encompasses many different genres

From October 26 to November 5 the eyes of the movie world will turn to Italy for this year’s edition of the Rome Film Festival, which is going to present an interesting mix of genres.

The honor of the first screening goes to ‘Hostiles’ by Scott Cooper, a western with Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, in which a captain of the American army takes a Cheyenne war leader back to his family in their homeland.
In the following days, different themes will be developed: music and sport. Documentaries about Bob Dylan and Maria Callas will be on screen, while English musician Michael Nyman will be on the stage of the Auditorium talking about his work as movie score composer, and his long collaboration with Peter Greenaway. As far as sport is concerned, there will be a documentary about Enzo Ferrari, ‘Race to Immortality’ by Daryl Goodrich; one about Agassi’s coach, Nick Bollettieri; ‘Borg McEnroe’ by Janus Metz about the two unforgettable tennis players; ‘I, Tonya’ by Craig Gillespie about skater Tonya Harding; and ‘Una prière avant l’aube’ about boxing.

Other promising titles are ‘Detroit’ by Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Last Flag Flying’ by Richard Linklater, ‘Logan Lucky’ by Steven Soderbergh, and three Italian movies: ‘Una questione privata’ (A private matter) by the Taviani brothers, ‘Nysferatu’ by Andrea Mastrovito, and ‘The Place’ by Paolo Genovese, which will close the Fest.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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