Steven Spielberg ‘s The Fabelmans will have its Italian premiere at the Rome Film Fest and Alice nella città.


The film will be screened on Wednesday 19 October at 8.30 pm in the Sala Sinopoli of the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone and at 9 pm at the Auditorium Conciliazione.


The Fabelmans is inspired by the true story of Steven Spielberg, that of his childhood in Arizona in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The time when the young Spielberg discovered his great passion for cinema and directing, starting to direct Super 8 movies with the help of his father and his friends.

Given the personal nature of the project, Spielberg wrote the script in person with Tony Kushner , who has already written for him Munich , Lincoln , West Side Story and the never made The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara . It is the first time since AI – Artificial Intelligence , twenty-one years ago, that Spielberg has written a film.

The cast

Paul Dano plays the father of the protagonist, inspired by the figure of Arnold Spielberg , an electronic engineer who died in 2020 at the age of 103. Michelle Williams is the mother, while Seth Rogen is the favorite uncle.

The cast also includes Judd Hirsch ( Taxi , The Goldbergs ), Jeannie Berlin ( Succession , Hunters ), Robin Bartlett ( American Horror Story ) and Jonathan Hadary ( Veep ). The protagonist, aspiring director Sammy, is played by Gabriel LaBelle .

Alongside them also David Lynch , Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord, Birdie Borria, Alina Brace, Sophia Kopera, Oakes Fegley, Sam Rechner, Chloe East, Jonathan Hadary and Isabelle Kusman .

The Fabelmans will be released in a limited number of theaters on November 11 and nationwide on Thanksgiving Day (November 24).