13 - 19 September 2010. Rome celebrates the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival with a parallel event titled 'The route of cinema from Venice to Rome'. Over the course of a week film lovers in the city are treated to previews of 43 films, all screened in their original language with Italian subtitles.
15 cinemas are taking part in the inititave which is organised by the ministry of culture and communications, Rome's municipal authorities and Anec Lazio, the regional branch of the Italian association of cinema owners.
In addition to the main award "Venezia 67", there are four other categories in the film competiton: new trends in Italian cinema, Italian comedy, new trends in world cinema, and important work by directors aleady established in previous editions of the festival.
Among the favourites to win the main prize in Venice are Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan which stars Natalie Portman, and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, although Italians are hoping for success for Ascanio Celestino's The Black Sheep and Saverio Costanzo's The Solitude of Prime Numbers.
Various cinemas throughout Rome. See website for details: www.agisanec.lazio.it