Rome Film Festival takes place from 16-25 October
The ninth edition of the Rome Film Festival is based at the Auditorium Parco della Musica but sections of the event also take place in other cultural locations across the capital, such as the MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, the Casa del Cinema, Via Veneto, Teatro Argentina, the Ara Pacis Museum and the city's public libraries.
The MAXXI is the venue for a series of special events such as screenings, conversations and round table discussions, and for Wired Next Cinema, the programme dedicated to new audiovisual languages.
From 17-21 October, the Via Veneto area will host screenings, conferences, conversations and events related to the Rome International Film Market.
On 18 October Tomas Milian will meet the high school students and local residents at the Teatro Lido di Ostia; and later that day he will appear as a guest of the Elsa Morante Cultural Centre in Laurentino, where a public debate will be held at 19.30.
On 24 October at 18.00, the Teatro Argentina will host a public conversation entitled Shakespeare and Cinema with Indian director Vishal Bhardwaj who will present new filmHaider, inspired by Hamlet, at the film festival.
Throughout the festival a selection of libraries will offer a second screening of the documentaries from the Prospettive Italia section, followed by a question and answer session with the directors and protagonists.
Meanwhile as part of the Spazio Risonanze programme, for the duration of the festival, La Scatola Chiara will offer guided tours of the Rome locations where the Neo-Realist films and other movies were shot by acclaimed filmmakers such as Fellini, Pasolini and Rossellini: from the Portico d’Ottavia to Campo de’ Fiori, from the Pigneto district to Via Casilina, the Quadraro to the Mandrione.
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Rome Film Festival in venues around city
Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, tel. 06802411.