Julianne Moore to be honored at Rome fest
Spotlighting Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' on film's 50th anniversaryROME -- Actress Julianne Moore will be the main guest at the International Rome Film Festival, which also announced it would honor Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" on the 50th anniversary of its release.
Along with Moore, the festival announced that Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes and Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Kahn would be among those gracing the red carpet for the festival's fifth edition, which will run Oct. 28-Nov. 5.
Among the hot titles are Massy Tadjedin's "Last Night" -- starring Knightley and Mendes -- Jim Loache's "Oranges and Sunshine," "Rabbit Hole" from John Cameron Mitchell and Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," which stars Moore as part of a lesbian couple raising two children.
In addition to the out-of-competition screening of "The Kids Are All Right," Moore will co-host a master class and will receive the Marcus Aurelius Award for lifetime achievement.
Alian Corneau's "Crime d'amore" will screen out of competition, as previously reported. The last film from the venerable Corneau, who died at the age of 67 on Aug. 30, was originally scheduled to appear in competition but was removed after his death.
Other highlights: "Blues Brothers" director John Landis will come to Rome with his newest effort, "Burke and Hare," and a short film about the Roma gypsy controversy in France from French diva Fanny Ardant, and the pilot for Martin Scorsese's HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."
"Oranges and Sunshine," "Last Night" and "Rabbit Hole" will all screen in the 16-film main competition that will also include "Dog Sweat," about the a youth rebellion in Tehran from Hossein Keshavarz and Claudio Cupellini's "Una Vita Tranquilla," which stars Tony Servillo as an Italian mobster who retired in Germany.
Most of the in-competition and main out-of-competition films screening in Rome are world, international or European premieres.
The "Dolce Vita" tribute will include a big screen debut of a fully restored copy of the 178-minute classic, which stars Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg.
The festival will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurisawa's birth with a homage that will include a screening of "Rashomon."