Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer queens of Rome for the premiere of Maleficent 2

Last night, with a special pre-opening event, Alice in the City welcomed the Oscar-winning actress and three Golden Globes Angelina Jolie and the Golden Globe-winning actress Michelle Pfeiffer to present in Rome the European preview of the new Disney movie Maleficent – Lady of Evil, in Italian cinemas from October 17 (here the report of the press conference).

For the occasion, the two actresses walked along Via della Conciliazione on a 90-meter black & white carpet between Castel Sant'Angelo and the Dome of St. Peter. To welcome many fans for photos and autographs on the notes of the song "You Can't Stop The Girl" (Warner Records) by Bebe Rexha, the young American singer and composer with already several Grammy nominations.

Among the public there are also numerous faces from the show and the web including Eleonora Abbagnato, Caterina Balivo, Aldo Montano, Rossella Brescia, Paola Minaccioni, Frank Matano, Nina Palmieri, Casa Surace, Madalina Ghenea, Roberta Giarrusso, Giorgio Pasotti, Adriana Volpe, Michela Cescon, Silvia D'Amico, Andrea Bosca, Giulia Valentina, Nicole Mazzocato, Greta Menardo, and many others.

The event was anticipated by a masterclass where Angelina Jolie is Michelle Pfeiffer met over 100 children and teenagers, film students between 10 and 25, selected by Alice in the City. The meeting, moderated by Piera Detassis, President and Artistic Director of the Italian Academy of Cinema – David di Donatello Awards, focused on the career of the two actresses, their training, their experience on the set of Maleficent – Lady of Evil and other successes that have marked their career.

"It is important never to tire of looking for what differentiates us from others and makes us unique – he has declared Angelina Jolie to the children who took part in the masterclass. "The world is characterized by diversity and we become stronger when we realize it. "The world should be a more tolerant place to diversity – he added Michelle Pfeifferthis is the spell that I would like to launch on the world ".

"It was a great honor to host two actresses of the caliber of Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer in Italy for the European premiere of Maleficent – Lady of Evil – commented Daniel Frigo, Country Manager & Head of Studio Distribution, The Walt Disney Company Italy, Turkey, Israel & Greece. – “I thank Alice in the City, TIM and all the partners involved who, with their commitment and support, have made this great event possible. A special thanks also to the team of The Walt Disney Company Italia ".

Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer queens of Rome for the premiere of Maleficent 2

Directed by Joachim Rønning, Maleficent – Lady of Evil sees protagonists Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville is Michelle Pfeiffer in the role of Queen Ingrid. Written by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue and based on a story by Linda Woolverton, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson, while Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Mike Vieira are executive producers.

From today the pre-sales of the film are officially open Maleficent – Lady of Evil in Italian cinemas, in their related sites, on and