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Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

Rome: The great writers of the American film world, Bill Murray, John Travolta and Ethan Coen are leading the stars of Rome at the festival held at the Italian Film Festival this year.

From gangsters to Butlers, zombies and private detectives, the film festival boasts almost 40 movies from its official selection, as well as a special focus on music and conversations with numerous A-listers.

The award-winning Edward Norton will host the festival with "Motherless Brooklyn", a Noah murder mystery who starred Bruce Willis as his mentor as a personal investigator who suffers from Tourette syndrome played by Norton.

Martin Scorsese's "Irishman" was named "The Epic of Organized Crime in Post-War America," and landed in Rome after the world premiere of the New York Film Festival.

Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Oscar, along with his "New York Gang" scenario writer Steve Zaillian, reunited Scorsese, who was nominated eight more Oscars than other living directors.

Fans of Downton Abbey, a massive British drama about the life of aristocratic families and their homes, are being treated royally with an independent movie where King George V stays.

Horror enthusiasts are sought after by Norwegian Andre Ovredal, a severe toe produced by Guillemo Del Toro, the horrible toe of everything Norwegian director Andre Ovredal has won the evil scarecrow and Oscar award. Be brave with the "scary story".

Singer, composer

This year's festival features a variety of films and documentaries for music lovers. Rupert Goold's "Judy" is starring Renee Zellweger and is struggling at the end of the brilliant career of singer Judy Garland.

The life of Italian Luciano Pavarotti, the most famous opera singer in history, is explored in a documentary by Ron Howard and follows the heart of his career through family video, recording and music critics.

And American singer and composer Bruce Springsteen was disappointed by the fact that his latest album couldn't catch the "Western Stars" who filmed a concert movie in the barn on his property.

Fashionistas can glimpse a rare behind-the-scenes story of the life of designer Ralph Lauren in "Very Ralph". "Very Ralph" is a documentary with commentary from fellow creatives, including Calvin Klein and late Karl Lagerfeld.

The "close encounter" sidebar, where actors and directors sit to chat in front of a live crowd, includes sessions with French actress Fanny Arantt, Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu and American actress Viola Davis.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actress Davis with Bill Murray win the Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award.

John Travolta, star of "Saturday Night Fever", will receive a lead acting award for his acting in the nailing movie "The Fanatic", which plays a film fan who is obsessed with Hollywood movie stars.

John Turturro's "The Big Lebowski" spin-off, "The Jesus Rolls", followed the character of Jesus Quintana in the original film and had a world premiere on Wednesday's opening ceremony.


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