Hostiles by Scott Cooper
Hostiles

The 12th Rome Film Fest has unveiled its Official Selection Lineup, which includes some of the most buzzed about films.  The festival will open with Hostiles directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale; and close with The Place directed by Paolo Genovese.

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary army captain (Christian Bale) who reluctantly accepts escorting a Cheyenne warlord leader (Wes Studi) and his family to their lands. During the trip they will meet a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose dear ones have been assassinated in those plains, and together they will have to survive that ruthless landscape and hostile Comanche tribes.

In The Place, a mysterious man always sits at the same table as a restaurant, ready to meet the greatest wishes of eight visitors in exchange for tasks to be performed. How will they be willing to push the protagonists to achieve their desires?

2017 Rome Film Fest Official Selection

ABRACADABRA
by Pablo Berger, Spain, France, Belgium, 2017, 96’
Cast: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, José Mota, José María Pou, Quim Gutiérrez, Priscilla Delgado, Julián Villagrán, Javivi

LOS ADIOSES | THE ETERNAL FEMININE
by Natalia Beristain, Mexico, 2017, 85’
Cast: Karina Gidi, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Tessa Ia, Pedro de Tavira Egurrola

IN BLUE
by Jaap van Heusden, Netherlands, 2017, 102’
Cast: Maria Kraakman, Bogdan Iancu, Ellis van den Brink, Maria Rainea, Ada Gales, Patrick Vervueren

BORG MCENROE
by Janus Metz, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, 2017, 100’
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, Ian Blackman, Robert Emms, Scott Arthur

CABROS DE MIERDA | THE YOUNG SHEPHERD
by Gonzalo Justiniano, Chile, 2017, 118’
Cast: Nathalia Aragonese, Daniel Contesse, Elías Collado, Corina Posada de Gregorio, Luis Dubbó, Nicolás Rojas, Sara Becker Rodríguez

C’EST LA VIE! (LE SENS DE LA FÊTE)
by Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, France, 2017, 117’
Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Vincent Macaigne, Alban Ivanov, Eye Haidara, Suzanne Clément, Hélène Vincent, Benjamin Lavernhe

CUERNAVACA
by Alejandro Andrade Pease, Mexico, 2017, 90’
Cast: Carmen Maura, Emilio Puente, Moisés Arizmendi, Mariana Gajá, Diego Álvarez García, Dulce Domínguez, Aranza Beltrán

DETROIT
by Kathryn Bigelow, United States, 2017, 142’
Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor

FERRARI: RACE TO IMMORTALITY
by Daryl Goodrich, United Kingdom, 2017, 91’ | Doc |

O FILME DA MINHA VIDA | THE MOVIE OF MY LIFE
by Selton Mello, Brazil, 2017, 113’
Cast: Johnny Massaro, Vincent Cassel, Bruna Linzmeyer, Selton Mello, Ondina Clais, Bia Arantes, Martha Nowill, Rolando Boldrin, João Pedro Prates

HIKARI | AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT
by Tatsushi Omori, Japan, 2017, 138’
Cast: Arata Iura, Eita, Kyoko Hasegawa, Manami Hashimoto, Kaho Minami, Mitsuru Hirata, Masayo Umezawa, Nayuta Fukuzaki, Ama Gu, Atsuya Okada, Hirara Hayasaka

OPENING FILM
HOSTILES
by Scott Cooper, United States, 2017, 127’
Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Ben Foster

THE HUNGRY
by Bornila Chatterjee, India, United Kingdom, 2017, 100’
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Neeraj Kabi, Arjun Gupta, Sayani, Antonio Aakeel, Suraj Sharma

I, TONYA
by Craig Gillespie, United States, 2017, 121’
Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney

KANOJO GA SONO NA WO SHIRANAI TORITACHI | BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES
by Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan, 2017, 123’
Cast: Yu Aoi, Sadawo Abe, Tori Matsuzaka, Eri Murakawa, Masaaki Akahori, Muck Akazawa, Shû Nakajima, Yutaka Takenouchi

KŘIŽÁČEK | LITTLE CRUSADER
by Václav Kadrnka, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, 2017, 90’
Cast: Karel Roden, Aleš Bílík, Matouš John, Jana Semerádová, Jiří Soukup, Michal Legíň, Jana Ol’hová, Ivan Krúpa, Eliška Křenková, Jan Bednář, Tomáš Bambušek

LAST FLAG FLYING
by Richard Linklater, United States, 2017, 125’
Cast: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne

LOGAN LUCKY
by Steven Soderbergh, United States, 2017, 119’
Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid

LOVE MEANS ZERO
by Jason Kohn, United States, 2017, 90’ | Doc |

MADEMOISELLE PARADIS
by Barbara Albert, Austria, Germany, 2017, 97’
Cast: Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Stefanie Reinsperger, Susanne Wuest, Christoph Luser

MARIA BY CALLAS, IN HER OWN WORDS
by Tom Volf, France, 2017, 95’ | Doc |

MON GARÇON | MY SON
by Christian Carion, France, 2017, 84’
Cast: Guillame Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier De Benoist, Antoine Hamel, Mohamed Brikat, Lino Papa, Marc Robert, Pierre Langlois, Tristan Pagès, Christophe Rossignon, Pierre Desmaret

MUDBOUND
by Dee Rees, United States, 2017, 134’
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks, Garrett Hedlund

NADIE NOS MIRA | NOBODY’S WATCHING
by Julia Solomonoff, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, United States, 2017, 102’
Cast: Guillermo Pfening, Elena Roger, Rafael Ferro, Cristina Morrison, Kerry Sohn, Pascal Yen-P­ster, Paola Baldion, Marco Antonio Caponi, Mayte Montero, Petra Costa, Mirella Pascual, Moro Anghileri, Javana Mundi

ONE OF THESE DAYS
by Nadim Tabet, Lebanon, 2017, 80’
Cast: Manal Issa, Yumna Marwan, Reine Salameh, Panos Aprahamian, Nicolas Cardahi, Julien Farhat, Walid Feghali

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
by Marc Webb, United States, 2017, 89’
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Tate Donovan, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner

PRENDRE LE LARGE | CATCH THE WIND
by Gaël Morel, France, 2017, 103’
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala, Lubna Azabal

UNA QUESTIONE PRIVATA | RAINBOW: A PRIVATE AFFAIR
by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Italy, France, 2017, 84’
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Valentina Bellè, Lorenzo Richelmy

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD
by Matt Tyrnauer, United States, 2017, 98’ | Doc |

SKYGGENES DAL | VALLEY OF SHADOWS
by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, Norway, 2017, 91’
Cast: Adam Ekeli, Katherine Fagerland, John Olav Nilsen

STRONGER
by David Gordon Green, United States, 2017, 119’
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Carlos Sanz, Frankie Shaw, Danny McCarthy, Lenny Clarke

TORMENTERO
by Rubén Imaz, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, 2017, 80’
Cast: José Carlos Ruiz, Gabino Rodríguez, Mónica Jiménez, Rosa Márquez, Waldo Facco, Nelly Valencia, Ausencio Valencia, Leonardo Verdejo

TOUT NOUS SÉPARE
by Thierry Klifa, France, 2017, 98’
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger, Nekfeu, Nicolas Duvauchelle

TROUBLE NO MORE
by Jennifer Lebeau, United States, 2017, 59’ | Doc |

LA VIDA Y NADA MÁS | LIFE & NOTHING MORE
by Antonio Méndez Esparza, Spain, United States, 2017, 110’
Cast: Andrew Bleechington, Regina Williams, Robert Williams, Ry’nesia Chambers

WHO WE ARE NOW
by Matthew Newton, United States, 2017, 99’
Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Jimmy Smits, Jess Weixler, Jason Biggs

IN COLLABORATION WITH ALICE NELLA CITTÀ

THE BREADWINNER
by Nora Twomey, Ireland, Canada, Luxemburg, 2017, 93’ | Animation |

MAZINGER Z INFINITY
by Junji Shimizu, Japan, 2017, 95’ | Animation |

SATURDAY CHURCH
by Damon Cardasis, United States, 2017, 82’
Cast: Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Marquis Rodriguez, MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Alexia Garcia, Kate Bornstein, Jaylin Fletcher

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT

This section includes a selection of films to be screened at the Rome Film Fest after a remarkable international debut.

BABYLON BERLIN
by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten, Achim von Borries, Germany, Episodes 1 and 2, 2×45’ | TV Series |
Cast: Liv Lisa Fries, Volker Bruch, Peter Kurth, Leonie Benesch, Severija Janušauskaitė, Matthias Brandt, Lars Eidinger, Fritzi Haberlandt, Mišel Matičević

INSYRIATED
by Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium, France, Lebanon, 2017, 85’
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis

MZEVLEBI | HOSTAGES
by Rezo Gigineishvili, Georgia, Poland, Russia, 2017, 104’
Cast: Irakli Kvirikadze, Tina Dalakishvili, Merab Ninidze, Darejan Kharshiladze, Avtandil Makharadze

THE PARTY
by Sally Potter, United Kingdom, 2017, 71’
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall

UNE PRIÈRE AVANT L’AUBE | A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, France, United Kingdom, 2017, 117’
Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Nicolas Shake

PROMISED LAND
by Eugene Jarecki, United States, Germany, 2017, 117’ | Doc |

SPECIAL EVENTS

CLOSING FILM
THE PLACE
by Paolo Genovese, Italy, 2017, 105’
Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Sabrina Ferilli, Vinicio Marchioni, Silvia D’Amico, Giulia

BETWEEN CINEMA AND MUSIC
NYSFERATU – SYMPHONY OF A CENTURY
by Andrea Mastrovito, United States, 2017, 67’ | Animation |

SELECTED BY… BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
DA’WAH
by Italo Spinelli, Indonesia, 2017, 64’
Cast: Wahyu Rafli, Muhammad Hasan Masduqi, Ahmad Yazid, Muhammad Shofi

A TIMELESS DIRECTOR
SPIELBERG
by Susan Lacy, United States, 2017, 147’ | Doc |

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