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:: Spotlight :: Rome Premiere of "Nine"

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Hollywood‘s A-list and Rome's beautiful people were 'Being Italian’ at the recent Premiere of “NINE”, the new film from the Weinstein Company. “NINE” is the hottest film currently showing and has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards including Best Picture.

After the Premiere, the stars of the film and celebrity guests headed to a specially created Martini Terrazza to the official after-party hosted by Martini. 500 guests enjoyed an incredible atmosphere and Martini cocktails inspired by the film including The Martini Contini and The Muse as well as favourites The Martini Melograno and the new Rosato Royale.

Celebrities attending the glittering event included Academy Award Winners Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Italian screen goddess Sophia Loren. Italian actress Martina Stella looked stunning in Dolce & Gabbana and joined many other famous names from the world of Italian cinema enjoying music from the film as well as the Martini cocktails.

“NINE” is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), a young American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson) and his mother (Sophia Loren).

Here are some pictures from the Premiere, courtesy of

Sophia Loren director Rob Marshall
Penelope Cruz Sophia Loren & Penelope Cruz
Marion Cotillard Sophia Milos
Marianna Di Martino Martina Stella
Edoardo Ponti & wife Sasha Alexander Lola Ponce
Francesca Chillemi Giulio Base & Tiziana Rocca
Chiara Francini Alessia Piovan