Paul Haggis – director – Third Person
Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis chose Rome and its TEATRO GOLDEN to direct a four days Master Class ( two Masterclasses of two days each) on ACTING techniques.
By analizying his films, Haggiswill teach 40 actors and more than 200 auditors of actors, producers, writers and directors how complex and tricky can the adaption of the script into images. In the second two days of the master class he will work with the 40 actors selected for a special showcase taking place on Saturday 14th at the Teatro Golden in Rome.
Paul Haggis’ Master Class has been produced by Federica Picone and Mark Olan Dresen for HOLLYWOOD IN ROME, by Andrea Maia for Teatro Golden in partnership with e-Talenta/Castforward.
On the occasion of the press conference announcing the Master class, Paul Haggis talks about his new film THIRD PERSON, which will be released in Italy on April 2015 distributed by M2 Pictures.
The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome. Paris: Michael, a writer who recently left his wife Elaine, receives a visit from his lover Anna. The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.
New York: Julia, an ex-soap opera actress turned hotel maid is accused of harming her young naive child, a charge which she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, he is now in the custody of her boyfriend Rick who is trying everything in his power to take the boy away from her.
Julia, herself, is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son. Rome: Scott, an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with an Albanian gypsy (Roma) woman, Monika.
Scott is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a Russian gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as the viewer and Scott question whether this is a set up or not.