Rome screens Venice and Locarno films

15-22 Sept. Rome celebrates the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival and the 68th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, with a parallel event titled I Film di Venezia e Locarno, from 15-22 September.

Over the course of a week, film lovers in the capital and around Lazio are treated to a cross section of Venice and Locarno films, all screened in their original language with Italian subtitles.

There are 16 cinemas taking part in the initiative which is now in its 21st year and is organised by Italy’s culture ministry, Rome and Anec Lazio, the regional branch of the Italian association of cinema owners.

Highlights include The Danish Girl by Tom Hooper, Amor vostro by Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Black Mass by Scott Hooper, Janis by Amy Berg, Everest by Baltasar Kormákur, and Spotlight by Thomas McCarthy.

Participating Rome cinemas include the Adriano, Alcazar, Barberini, Eden, Farnese Persol, Fiamma, Giulio Cesare, Greenwich, Intrastevere, Jolly, Mignon, Nuovo Olimpia, Nuovo Sacher, Quattro Fontane, Savoy and Tibur, many of which regularly show films in English.

Tickets cost €7 (€6 reduced). For full information see website.