Arthouse cinema in Monti hosts international festival of independent films.
29 Nov-15 Dec. Cine Detour, the arthouse cinema in the heart of Rome's Monti quarter, stages the sixth edition of its On The Road Film Festival from 29 November to 15 December.
Under the title The Dark Path, the festival is devoted to the best independent international cinema with a travel theme, including fiction, documentary and experimental cinema.
The 2018 programme comprises six feature films and nine shorts in competition, a section dedicated to contemporary Basque cinema, national premieres and special events such as encounters and live music performances. All movies are screened in their original-language version with subtitles in Italian.
There are three Italian premieres in the feature-length section: Our Wildest Dreams by young Berlin director Marie Elisa Scheidt, following Foots e Torjus as they reject society's constraints; Cross by French director Idir Serghine whose film documents the crisis engulfing former motocross driver following an accident; and ultravoKal by Franco-Lebanese director Christophe Karabache, telling the tale of Erwan, a young defector, who is joined on the run by lost soul Celia while fleeing the system.
The competition section also includes three films by up-and-coming Italian directors: Nimble Fingers by Parsifal Reparato; Blue Kids by Andrea Tagliaferri; and Happy New Year by Désirée Marianini. RAI radio journalist Marina Lalovic and director Simone Manetti preside over the competition juries whose members come from across the spectrum of the cinematic professions.
There are also special events, in particular the live musical accompaniment of the Japanese horror masterpiece Onibaba - Le assassine by influential British musician Mike Cooper who will improvise based on his new album Tropical Gothic, on 9 December. For full programme see Cine Detour website.