Rome Film Fest to premiere The Girl in the Spider’s Web with Claire Foy.The complete line-up has been announced for the 13th annual Rome Film Fest, which takes place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other venues around Rome from 18-28 October 2018.
This year's special guests of the Close Encounters public talks include Cate Blanchett, Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver, Isabelle Huppert, Michael Moore, Jonathan Safran Foer and Giuseppe Tornatore.A highlight of the festival will be the world premiere of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, to be attended by the cast including star Claire Foy, known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown.The 2018 edition features 60 features, including 34 premieres, as well as multiple special events including retrospectives for Peter Sellers and Maurice Pialat.
The festival opens with Bad Times at the El Royale, a mystery-thriller directed by Drew Goddard, starring Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Jon Hamm.Cinema fans can look forward to American Animals by Bart Layton, Fahrenheit 11/9 by Michael Moore, The House With a Clock in its Walls by Eli Roth, Halloween by David Gordon Green, Beautiful Boy by Felix Van Groeningen, and Three Identical Strangers by Tim Wardle.
The closing film is Notti Magiche, Paolo Virzi's tale set in Rome during the golden age of Italian cinema. For full details of the Rome Film Fest, whose artistic director is Antonio Monda, see website.