Magazine article Screen International

New Demme to Debut at Rome

Magazine article Screen International

New Demme to Debut at Rome

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Oscar-winning director behind Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia to premiere new film at the Rome Film Festival and host a masterclass.

The8th Rome Film Festival (Nov 8-17) will play host to the world premiere of Jonathan Demme's Fear of Falling.

The film will feature in in the CinemaXXI section, dedicated to new trends in international cinema.

In an accompanying masterclass, Demme will talk about his relationship with cinema, commenting on the most significant film scenes in his career and answering questions from the audience.

Demme, who won the Best Director Oscar for Silence of the Lambs (1991), has also directed award-winning features including Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008) - the last time he made a fiction feature.

Fear of Falling is based on a theatre production that was an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "Master Builder Solness" ("Bygmester Solness") and follows a renowned architect increasingly caught up in his own fantasies. …

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