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Brand new »To Rome with Love« movie stills provided by international distributors / Up-to-date list of release dates
A few international distributors have started to publish further press material for Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love« in view of the upcoming release in their respective countries this summer. While Sony Pictures Classics only put up 5 movie stills on its press site so far, Paris Filmes has recently shared not less than 25 of them in MQ on the Brazilian Facebook page. As a result of my research activities I was able to add a total of 30 new images to the gallery.

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The romantic comedy, meanwhile, got an R rating from the MPAA for "some sexual references" and has continued to receive mixed reviews from both Italian and international critics. As matters stand, it will be released around the globe as follows:

June 22USASony Pictures Classics(limited release)
June 28ArgentinaDiamond Filmsas "A Roma con Amor"
June 28Chile-as "A Roma con Amor"
June 29BrazilParis Filmesas "Para Roma com Amor"
June 29NorwayScanbox Entertainment-
July 4BelgiumParadiso Films-
July 4FranceMars Distribution-
July 5RussiaCentral Partnershipas "Римские каникулы"
July 6CanadaSony Pictures Classics-
July 6USASony Pictures Classics(wide release)
July 20MexicoVideocine Distribucionas "De Roma con Amor"
August 2DenmarkScanbox Entertainment-
August 23NetherlandsParadiso Films-
August 24PolandKino Światas "Zakochani w Rzymie"
August 24SwedenScanbox Entertainmentas "Förälskad i Rom"
August 30GermanyTobis Film-
August 30HungaryBig Bang Mediaas "Rómának szeretettel"
August 30SpainAlta Classicsas "A Roma con amor "
September 20PortugalZON Lusomundoas "Para Roma com Amor"
September 20Singapore-as "爱在罗马"
September 28TurkeyPinema-
October 18AustraliaHopscotch Films-
December 20New Zealand--

With this posting I would like to introduce you to Trisha. She is the new proof reader and replaces my Canadian friend Jim who left in April for personal reasons. Welcome on board Trisha! Jim, thanks for everything you've done for the site & the community!

Date: 05/14/2012 - 23:57:31 Posted by Dominik
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World premiere of »To Rome with Love« in the Eternal City / Ellen Page confirmed for Lynn Shelton's »Touchy Feely«
As reported earlier this week, Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love« had its world premiere yesterday at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome. Before the evening gala premiere, Italian journalists were invited to a press screening of the film followed by a press conference and photo call held at the Parco dei Principi Hotel. While Primissima's report indicated that director Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page would be in attendance for the events, only five of them eventually made the trip to the Eternal City. Ellen was conspicuous by her absence and reportedly unable to come due to "other commitments" (see last paragraph for details).

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Although the feature, which has been shown in an Italian dubbed version, received some mixed reviews, everyone appeared to enjoy the carefully scripted day. The cast members showered Allen with praise during the press briefing, with Italy's favourite comedian Roberto Benigni and muse Penelope Cruz being the most enthusiastic. "His presence here in Rome is like a summer snow storm: absolutely amazing," the Oscar-winning actor raved. He also jokingly added, "Aside from Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page, I am sure Mr. Allen chose me because of my great beauty. I am without a doubt the most handsome man in the film, with apologies to Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Eisenberg, who are also quite handsome but obviously not as much as me." Cruz said Allen gave her "a jewel of a character" and called the director "peculiar" and "mesmerising". "He’s wonderful, unique, a genius, and he always leaves me wanting more, since unfortunately I was on the set for To Rome With Love and Vicky Cristina Barcelona only for three or three and a half weeks each. I could spend hours on the set just watching him work. I could go on and on," she explained in a mix of Italian and English. While Alec Baldwin joked that he had mistakenly read the script and understood that he would be a character who gets to make love to Cruz's high-class call girl in his hotel room, actor Jesse Eisenberg admitted "it's a huge honor to be able to work with Woody Allen. He is, to me, the greatest entertainer of all time".

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Much of the critical comments were about what one local journalist called the director's "superficial" portrayal of Rome itself. Others complained that Allen presents a view of Rome and Italians that is both idealized and stereotyped. The filmmaker responded to this criticism by saying, "I give you my own interpretation of Rome in the film, and I don’t pretend to have any insights about the culture or the politics. We set out to make a film set in Rome that's entertaining to watch, and that’s what we did." The Italian news agency AGI, in turn, wrote a rather positive review:

"The Rome described by Woody Allen (and cinematographer Darius Khondji) is truly enchanting. A tribute to the Eternal City, To Rome with Love consists of four intertwined stories. It's a light-hearted comedy that, despite the inevitable clichés, makes you smile, especially thanks to the performances of Allen himself and Roberto Benigni."

»To Rome with Love« is scheduled to open in Italy next week with about 600 copies distributed nationwide. Moreover, organizers announced last Thursday that Woody Allen's romantic fantasy will serve as opening night film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival starting June 14th. This will also be the film's North American premiere. Here's the shortened press release:



LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2012) – Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced the North American Premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love as the opening night film for the 2012 Festival. The Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema, and is produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards. The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more.

Written and directed by Woody Allen, To Rome With Love is a story about a number of people in Italy — some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors — and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. The film stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page, and is produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. To Rome With Love is being released by Sony Pictures Classics on June 22, 2012.

"I can’t think of a better way to kick off this year’s festival than with the original independent filmmaker himself, Woody Allen. It’s a true honor for Los Angeles to host the North American premiere of To Rome With Love," said Festival Director Stephanie Allain.

"We are thrilled to bring Woody Allen and the US premiere of his new film To Rome With Love at the LA Film Fest," said SPC’s Co-President Tom Bernard. “The Festival is a premiere showcase for films and we couldn’t be more excited that Stephanie and her team have chosen us to open the Festival.”

"I've always wanted to make a film in Rome. It's obviously one of the great cities of the world, and when you make a film in a foreign city you get a chance to spend several months there, so shooting in Rome gave me and my family an opportunity to really enjoy a city I love in a way that I don't usually get to. I wrote the film especially for Rome because over the years and my many visits there little ideas occurred to me, and I was able to utilize those ideas to comic advantage, romantic advantage, combined with the visual beauty of Rome," said Woody Allen.

Returning to downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. LIVE, the Festival will run from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24. Now in its eighteenth year, the Festival provides the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

Passes are currently on sale to past Festival attendees and Film Independent members will be available to the general public on April 22. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the Filmmaker Lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning May 29. Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866-345-6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com. The Official Film Guide, the comprehensive source for all movie info, screenings, locations, and related events is produced by the Los Angeles Times. It will top The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, June 10 in Los Angeles and Orange County and be made available throughout downtown during the ten-day event.

Also on Thursday both Deadline and The Playlist finally confirmed Ellen Page has signed up to star alongside Scoot McNairy, Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Allison Janney and Ron Livingstone in the Lynn Shelton-directed »Touchy Feely«. While story details are still being kept under wraps, filming began yesterday at a Grocery Outlet in Seattle, Washington.

Date: 04/14/2012 - 20:38:12 Posted by Dominik
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Official US trailer for Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love« / Detailed plot and character description
This past Tuesday, Yahoo! Movies unveiled the official US trailer for Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love«. I didn't post it on EPO yet, because I was working on a new design and layout for the multimedia section (see below). As it turned out - the waiting paid off. Meanwhile, the Italian film magazine Ciak revealed further details on the plot and characters in its current April 2012 issue, which have been included in the following review.

» To Rome with Love - US Trailer (04/03/2012) «

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To Rome with LoveThe film consists of four vignettes that are not connected to each other. Two of these are "Italian", one is "American" and the fourth shows a clash of the two different cultures playing with stereotypes and clichés. This is the part where director Woody Allen steps in front of the camera to play a guy called Jerry. He and his wife Phyllis (Judy Davis) travel to the Eternal City because of the forthcoming wedding of their daughter Hayley (Alison Pill). After arriving there, the stubborn pair not only gets to know brilliant lawyer and future son-in-law Michelangelo (Flavio Parenti), but also his parents (Fabio Armiliato and Rosa Di Brigida). It goes without saying that certain forms of trouble are almost inevitable.

To Rome with LoveOn the Italian side, the first episode recounts the story of Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) and Milly (Alessandra Mastronardi), a freshly married couple visiting Rome on their honeymoon. However, they are not prepared for what awaits them and find themselves emotionally and physically lost in the sprawling metropolis after a short time. While Milly is overwhelmed by the discovery of the world of cinema and meeting with (real-life) actors Albanian Antonio and Riccardo Scamarcio, Antonio encounters the attractive prostitute Anna (Penelope Cruz). She is unlike any woman he's ever known before and brings him into lots of awkward situations during Milly's absence.

To Rome with LoveThe other Italian vignette tells in the "before, during and after" way what happens when the spotlight is suddenly pointing to a common man. The character in question is Leopold (Roberto Benigni) who gets mistaken for a movie star and becomes famous overnight. From this moment on he is besieged by paparazzi everywhere he goes, pampered like a star and pursued by beautiful women. Will he be able to resist the many temptations and remain faithful and loyal to his wife Sofia (Monica Nappo)? Until this question is answered, his daily life will be filled with strange and funny occurrences including a live TV broadcast of his normal routine of shaving in the morning.

To Rome with LoveThe remaining chapter centers on Jack (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend Sally (Greta Gerwig), a young American couple living in Rome's popular district of Trastevere. Their world is turned upside down by the arrival of Sally's best friend in the shape of Monica (Ellen Page). The bi-curious actress has just split up with her boyfriend, which eventually led to her first sexual encounter with a woman. These factors, combined with Monica's charming appearance and sweetness, have a magical attraction on Jack. As is typical for a Woody Allen film, the obligatory love triangle is not long in coming. But wait, isn't there another actor standing in the background in most of the scenes?

To Rome with LoveAccording to Ciak, all this is told by the adult Jack (Alec Baldwin), who became an architect in California and re-experiences his ancient memories while visiting the Italian capital with his friends. This also explains why Page and Eisenberg are making out in front of him at the end of the trailer and would be characteristic for Woody Allen's odd-ball humor. Put another way, Ellen interacts with both actors, but they are actually the same person.
We will know soon what other surprises the film has to offer and whether these details are true or not. The world premiere in Italy is in just two weeks, with the main cast in attendance.

During the last five days I worked on a new design and layout for the multimedia section. Since the first days of this website, all movie and series clips, movie specials and trailers have been displayed on a single page. While everything might look fine and clearly structured at first glance, I came to the conclusion that the current concept won't work in the long run. The content will increase with each new project causing longer loading times and the visitors will have to scroll down a couple of screens just to view or download a single video. For this reason, the clips in those sections are now sorted alphabetically and divided into sub pages. Each sub page can be easily accessed through either the alphabet matrix on the left, the links on the corresponding movie or series page or the brand new, poster-decorated start page for each category. I hope the new layout will enhance this website and meet your approval!

By the way, actor Josh Pais has shared some information about the upcoming movie project he is doing with Ellen the other day. I assume that the working title is either »Touchy Feely« or »Laggies«.

Date: 04/06/2012 - 22:16:37 Posted by Dominik
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