The annual selection of films from the Cannes Festival will be on show in Rome from 5-12 June at eight cinemas in the capital. Taking part in the initiative are the Intrastevere (Vicolo Moroni), Nuovo Sacher (Largo Ascianghi 1), Quattro Fontane (Via Quattro Fontane 23), Sala Troisi (Via Induco 1), UGC Cine Cite Porta di Roma (Via delle Vigne Nuove) and the Alcazar (Via Merry del Val 14). Among the films on the programme are the Turkish work Three Monkeys, for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won Best Director; Le Silence De Lorna by Belgian directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, which won Best Screenplay; and Un Conte De Noel by French director Arnaud Desplechin and starring Catherine Deneuve, who won the Cannes Special Prize.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the French festival, ten of the most significant films in its history have also been chosen, including Milestones (1975) by Robert Kramer and Indian Runner (1991) by Sean Penn. These special films will be shown at the Sala Michel Piccoli at Villa Medici (Viale Trinita dei Monti 1).

Various talks by directors, actors and other film industry professionals will also take place over the eight days. Entrance to the films costs