10 - 17 Sept. Rome celebrates the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival with a parallel event titled 'From Venice to Rome'. Over the course of a week, film lovers in the capital are treated to previews of a cross section of Venice films, all screened in their original language with Italian subtitles.
There are 11 cinemas taking part in the initiative which has run for 18 years and is organised by the ministry of culture and communications, the city of Rome and Anec Lazio, the regional branch of the Italian association of cinema owners. The Adriano, Alcazar, Barberini, Eden, Farnese Persol, Giulio Cesare, Greenwich, Jolly, Mignon, Quattro Fontane and Savoy cinemas often show films in English, and are located in districts across Rome.
Among the 18 films vying to win the coveted Golden Lion award at the Venice festival – which began on 29 August and ends on 8 September – are Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and "Pieta" by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, starring Cho Min-Soo.