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October 20, 2007
'Elizabeth,' Loren big draws at
Rome festival

By ERIC J. LYMAN

ROME -- The European premiere of
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" was the
big event on the first full day of the
RomaCinemaFest, with star Cate
Blanchett and director Shekhar Kapur
attracting applause from a red carpet
crowd noticeably fuller than the one
from opening night a day earlier.

Earlier, Sophia Loren received a
standing ovation at the Sistine Theater
when she was awarded a lifetime
achievement award.

The festival, which concludes Oct. 27,
got under way Thursday with a limited
schedule. But Friday featured a full
lineup, with "Elizabeth" and several
events related to the Focus India
sidebar dominating the day.

Brad Isaacs' "Have Dreams Will Travel" and "Un Chateau en Espagne" (My
Very Best Friend) from Isabelle Doval also premiered Friday, both in the Alice
in the City sidebar for young moviegoers. And, after a 30-minute
documentary on her career, Loren charmed a standing-room-only crowd
with anecdotes from her early years in the film business.

The weekend schedule in Rome is expected to attract even more attention,
with the world premiere of Francis Ford Coppola's first film in a decade --
"Youth Without Youth" -- and the European premiere of Francois Girard's
"Silk," starring Keira Knightley and Michael Pitt, on tap.
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Volume 77; Number 9
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as Queen
Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
October 28, 2007
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strong; Popular 'Juno' wins
Best Film

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'Juno' takes home top prize
at RomaCinemaFest

'Canvas,' 'Pride' earn Rome
fest's Alice nods

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Top prize still up for grabs at
Rome fest

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'Haifa' earns New Cinema's
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Coppola lights up Rome fest

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Depardieu imposter fools
hotel staff in Rome

'Elizabeth,' Loren big draws
at Rome festival

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new I am Third

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RomaCinemaFest gets
Second Wind

Fellini script 'Viaggio' on
new voyage

October 18, 2007
Rome Fest dressed up in
second outing

Rome Fest dressed up in
second outing

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RomaCinemaFest sets
sophomore bar higher

Fest success good news for
the last paparazzo

Film spotlight: "Youth
Without Youth"

Italy offers versatile
location, strong incentives

'Business Street' initiative a
high-end venue

RomaCinemaFest owes debt
to Auditorium

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Hollywood continues