Screen brings you a selection of world premieres at this year’s Rome International Film Festival.

Brotherhood (Den)
Nicolo Donato
The directorial debut of Danish-Italian film-maker Donato is a love story following the unexpected relationship between two men linked to a radical right-wing group. Brotherhood stars Thure Lindhardt (Flame & Citron) and David Dencik.
Int’l sales Trust Nordisk, (45) 3686 8788

The Man Who Will Come (L’Uomo Che Verra) (It)
Giorgio Diritti
Diritti’s second film, following The Wind Blows Around, reconstructs life in the Italian village of Marzabotto during the Second World War before an infamous massacre by the Nazis in 1944. The cast is a mix of established talents -Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher -and non-professionals.
Int’l sales Arancia Film, (39) 051 656 9657

Alza La Testa (It)
Alessandro Angelini
Sergio Castellitto stars as a single father who lives his boxing dreams through his son. Director Angelini says the film, shot on the north-eastern tip of Italy, will portray a little-seen view of the country. Angelini’s debut feature, Salty Air (L’Aria Salata), screened in competition at Rome in 2006 and went on to win two prestigious Davide di Donatello awards.
Int’l sales Rai Trade, (39) 06 374 981

Sea Purple (Viola Di Mare) (It)
Donatella Maiorca
Rising Italian actors Valeria Solarino and Isabella Ragonese could extend their international appeal with this love story set on 19th century Sicily about two childhood friends growing up together. Based on a true story, Medusa has Italian distribution rights.
Int’l sales Intra Movies, (39) 6 8076157

Christine (Cristina) (It)
Stefania Sandrelli
Christine Christina, the anticipated directorial debut of Italian acting icon Stefania Sandrelli, is the story of medieval poetess Cristina da Pizzano -also known as Christine de Pisan -who uncovers her gift for writing when she is left destitute. The director’s daughter Amanda Sandrelli stars with leading Italian actor Alessio Boni.
Int’l sales Rai Trade, (39) 06 374 981

Just Married (Oggi Sposi) (It)
Luca Lucini
Just Married is a comedy about four couples deciding whether or not to get married. Popular local actors Michele Placido, Isabella Ragonese, Luca Argentero and Carolina Crescentini head the cast.
Int’l sales Cattleya, (39) 06 367 021

The City Of Your Final Destination (UK)
James Ivory
Shot in the Argentinian Pampas region, The City Of Your Final Destination, starring Anthony Hopkins, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Laura Linney and Alexandra Maria Lara, is about the attempts of a US academic to convince the heirs of a Uruguayan writer that he is the best person to write the man’s authorised biography.
Int’l sales Hyde Park Int’l, (1) 818 783 6060

The Concert (Rom-Fr)
r Radu Mihaileanu
From one of the directors of the Romanian New Wave, The Concert follows a celebrated Moscow Bolshoi Orchestra director working as a cleaner after his refusal to fire Jewish musicians in the Communist era. Bim Distribuzione has Italian rights.
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