‘Movie Talks’ will also feature John Hurt, Jonathan Demme and Roman Coppola among others.

The 8th Rome film Festival (Nov 8-17) will again offer audiences on-stage conversations with actors and directors.

Those taking part in the Movie Talks series include Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, following the world premiere screening of Fear of Falling, presented in the CinemaXXI section, dedicated to new trends in international cinema.

Other on-stage conversations will take place with Spanish director and screenwriter Álex de la Iglesia, veteran British actor John Hurt and Italian comedian Checco Zalone.

Each will meet the audience to talk about his relationship with cinema, commenting on the most significant film scenes in his career and answering questions from the audience.

A notable addition is a conversation that will take place between director, screenwriter, and producer Wes Anderson and director, actor and producer Roman Coppola. The duo will discuss their long-term collaboration, having worked together since The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in 2004.

They went on to join foreces on The Darjeeling Limited (2007) directed by Anderson, and produced and co-written by Coppola, and more recently in Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson directed from a script by Coppola.

After the conversation Castello Cavalcanti, the latest short film by Anderson, will be screened.

Movie Talks line-up

John Hurt (Nov 9)
moderated by Sandra Hebron and Mario Sesti

Jonathan Demme (Nov 10)
moderated by Giona A. Nazzaro and Mario Sesti

Álex de la Iglesia (Nov 10)
moderated by Manlio Gomarasca and Giona A. Nazzaro

Spike Jonze (Nov 11)
moderated by Sandra Hebron and Mario Sesti

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola (Nov 13)
moderated by Mario Sesti

Checco Zalone (Nov 14)
moderated by Marco Giusti