ROME – Also this week there are numerous titles that take advantage of the window at the beginning of the week to have visibility in the deluge of titles in programming. This is the case of the evocative documentary by Pappi Corsicato POMPEI. EROS E MITO, of the courageous drama by Costanza Quatriglio TRAFFICANTE DI VIRUS dedicated to the alleged scandal that involved the scientist Ilaria Capua without reason (on the screen played by Anna Foglietta), of the comedy by and with Edoardo Leo LEAVING A DAY IN ROME, of the documentary by Antongiulio Panizzi THE GIRL IN THE FOUNTAIN, just seen at the Turin festival with Monica Bellucci in the role of the icon Akita Ekberg. From 2 December in the hall:
– CRY MACHO by and with Clint Eastwood and with Eduardo Minetti, Natalia Traven, Dwight Yoakam, Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio García Rojas, Brytnee Ratledge. Halfway between a road movie and a coming-of-age novel, it is a sort of footnote to the spiritual testament of one of the greatest singers of the American spirit in the cinema of the century. The protagonist is Clint himself in the role of former rodeo champion Miko, now retired in grumpy solitude. When his former boss asks him to cross the border into Mexico to save his son, Rafa, who is being held captive by his alcoholic mother, the old Texan at first resists, only to accept. The long journey home is the occasion for a singular education of the young to the values of the old, but also a firework of encounters and vicissitudes that will cement the friendship between the two.
– RE CRAB by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis with Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Jorge Prado, Dario Levy, Mariano Arce, Daniel Tur, Severino Sperandio, Ercole Colnago, Bruno Di Giovanni, Domenico Chiozzi, Claudio Castori. One of the surprises of the last Cannes Film Festival and one of the most viewed Italian films this year at international festivals. It is a story in costume (we are in the Tuscia countryside in the mid-19th century) of which the lonely Luciano is the protagonist who drowns his evil of living in alcohol and is considered a half insane by all. Until the day when he does not accept that the tyrannical Prince sneaks up on his woman and is forced to flee to the other side of the world after being stained with blood. He ends up in Tierra del Fuego and joins a group of sailors on a treasure hunt. Here the legend of King Crab will be born, the only one of the hunters not to be taken by the greed for gold.
– COMPARTMENT N.6 by Juho Kuosmanen with Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Polina Aug, Galina Petrova, Kostantin Murzenko, Sergey Agafonov, Yuliya Aug, Tomi Alatalo. A fantastic love story on the endless tracks of the Trans-Siberian railway. In the same compartment, the young Finnish paleontologist Laura, on the run from Moscow and a story that has ended badly, and the young, quarrelsome Russian miner who, despite everything, will take his heart, are traveling. From a much acclaimed novel by Rosa Liksom, an admirable portrait of today’s Russia, sick with nostalgia for a glorious past and crushed by the weight of a lost legacy.
– THE COLOR OF FREEDOM by Barry Alexander Brown with Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond, Cedric The Entertainer, Sharonne Lanier, Brian Dennehy, Chaka Forman, Mike Manning, Shamier Anderson, Ludi Lin, Sienna Guillory, Jake Abel, Dexter Darden, Matt William Knowles. Presented by Spike Lee himself, it follows the difficult realization, in Alabama of 1961, of Bob Zellner, inflamed by the words of Martin Luther King but himself the grandson of a KuKluxKlan chief. Squeezed between two civilizations and viewed with distrust by two communities, the boy will find the courage to make his choice of freedom.
Also out: Pierre Pinaud’s LA LADY OF THE ROSES starring Catherine Frot as an intrepid rose maker whose company is on the verge of bankruptcy; Jonathan Hensleigh’s thriller THE ICE MAN with the intrepid Liam Neeson called to rescue the survivors of a mine in northern Canada after a deadly explosion; Walt Becker’s children’s comedy CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG about a red-haired puppy dog that grows out of all proportion (up to three meters) thanks to the love of its owner. And finally MY FANTASTIC DOG LIFE by the Romanian Anca Damian, another four-legged adventure starring the black and white mongrel Marona who, after an accident, recalls her entire life to move young and old.
Source From: Ansa