Some 20 independent first-run foreign feature films, starring such international stars as Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Carice van Houten, Giancarlo Giannini, Derek Jacobi, Tovah Feldshuh, and Irène Jacob and representing 14 countries, will make their premieres on U.S. soil at the Third Annual "Romance in a Can" Film Festival, presented by Eurocinema, February 6 through February 15, 2009 at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the greater Miami area.
The 10-day event – the only festival of romantic films in the U.S. – will also include a tribute to the legendary Polish director, writer, and actor Krzysztof Kieslowski and a short film competition for film students from Europe as well as local Miami high schools. The program opens at the tropical Art Deco Raleigh Hotel in Miami and closes at the legendary Barnacle's State Park in Coconut Grove.
RIAC – established by Red Chemistry Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of independent European filmmakers – pairs screenings of feature-length European films making their domestic debuts and the short film competition with an array of special events, while raising funds for youth arts programs. The award-winning short film will be purchased by Eurocinema for airing on its TV channel.
Among the films that will be shown this coming year will be: "Love is All" (from the Netherlands), with Ms. van Houten; "Forever" (from Italy) with Mr. Giannini; "Bye Bye Blackbird" (from Luxembourg) with Mr. Jacobi; "Love Life" (from Germany and Israel) with Ms. Feldshuh; and "Blue," "White," and "Red" (from Poland), each directed by Kieslowski and starring, respectively, Ms. Binoche, Ms. Delpy, and Ms. Jacob. Other countries being represented at the festival are France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, and Finland.
For more information, contact Bruce Bobbins, Gary Baronofsky, or Susan Graziano at Dan Klores Communications, 212-685-4300, or visit >www.eurocinema.com or www.romanceinacan.com.