Magazine article Screen International

Rome's Alice in the City Becomes Autonomous, Part of Bigger Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Rome's Alice in the City Becomes Autonomous, Part of Bigger Initiative

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Programme includes Kirikou trilogy finale and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 [pictured].

Alice in the City, the children's film programme that was formerly part of the Rome Film Festival, will now run as an autonomous and parallel section to the festival.

The 10-day event in Novmeber is seen as the first step in the first step in the more comprehensive long-term project Imaginare which will kick off in September 2013 and will be direclty involved in schools and the Internet to promote cinema to young people.

This year's Alice nella citta competition presentes 12 films, including four world premieres: Estaban Larrain's The Passion of Michelangelo (Chile); Chen-Hsi Wong's Innocents (Singapore), Justine Mallet's Youth (France), and Guiseppe Bonito's Pulce Non C'E (Italy).

Out of competition presentations will include Rich Moore's Wreck-It Ralph and Carine Tardieu's The Dandelions. …

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