Director: Gianni Amelio
A MOVEABLE FEAST ? Figures in a landscape Roughly 30 films, none of which have been screened in Italy before, chosen from the most interesting on the 2010 international scene. Different genres, moods, inventions and styles are reflected in these films, starting with the opening film, Contre toi, a disquieting noir melodrama by Lola Doillon about a tormented ?Stockholm syndrome? between Kristin Scott Thomas and the up-and-coming Pio Marmaï, and ending with Hereafter, in which Clint Eastwood brings together three stories depicting individual relationship with death, starring Matt Damon and Cécile De France. Above all, this section features different filmmakers: Danny Boyle, Raúl Ruiz, Peter Mullan, Richard Loncraine, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Nyman, Bruce McDonald, Giovanni Piperno, Paolo Sorrentino, Pietro Marcello, Rafi Pitts, Gregg Araki, Mathieu Almaric, Kôji Wakamatsu, Christophe Honoré, along with John Carpenter, Julien Temple and Bruce LaBruce, who will participate in other sections, big names of the independent cinema of today will stand side-by-side with many new filmmakers in A Moveable Feast. Some of these films are based on true stories, like 127 Hours by Danny Boyle, Mr. Nice by Bernard Rose, The Special Relationship by Richard Loncraine, Il pezzo mancante by Giovanni Piperno, RCL - RIDOTTE CAPACITÀ LAVORATIVE by Massimiliano Carboni and Inside America by Barbara Eder. They mix with amazingly imaginative films like Bibliothéque Pascal by Szabolcs Hajdu and Kaboom by Gregg Araki. Genres - like the modern western-thriller Red Hill by Australia?s Patrick Hughes and the ?musicals? Burlesque by Steve Antin, Bus Palladium by Christopher Thompson, This Movie Is Broken by Bruce McDonald - combine with stylistically rigorous films like Nyman with a Movie Camera by Michael Nyman, Caterpillar by Kôji Wakamatsu, The Hunter by Rafi Pitts. Romantic or dramatic comedies like Jack Goes Boating by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cyrus by Jay and Mark Duplass, The Myth of the American Sleepover by David Robert Mitchell and Tournée by Mathieu Almaric, alternate with sumptuous sagas like Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz. The sulfurous cross-section of young maladjustment unfolding between school and church in Northern England in Neds by Peter Mullan takes its place alongside other stories of ?lost? youth, like those in Australian high schools in Wasted on the Young by Ben C. Lucas, or the five inseparable English friends in Third Star by Hattie Dalton and the adolescent in the dysfunctional Spanish family in La mosquitera by Agustì Vila. Love stories like Homme au bain by Christophe Honoré alternate with stories of middle and old age in Parked by Darragh Byrne and Poetry by Lee Chang-dong. From cities, like Naples filmed by 24 filmmakers in Napoli 24 and Seoul in Animal Town by Jeon Kyu-hwan, to the isolated American countryside in Littlerock by Mike Ott. And sometimes a ?quiet man? suddenly becomes a superhero, like the star of Super, a runaway, grotesque comedy about daily violence and its consequences, starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page, written and directed by James Gunn, a former Troma screenwriter.