The Casa del Cinema is screening a number of films over the summer as part of its "Shakespeare al Cinema" initiative. The films are screened in their original language versions, with Italian subtitles, and entry is free. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis until cinema is full.
29 July. West Side Story (1961). Classic musical, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love. 21.30
5 Aug. Romeo and Juliet: Ballet with the great Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev (1970). 21.30
19 Aug. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside. Directed by Woody Allen. 21.00
26 Aug. Looking for Richard. (1996). Al Pacino reflects on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of Richard III. With Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino and Kevin Spacey. 21.00
2 Sept. King Lear. (1983). Laurence Olivier plays the aging King who invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one. Directed by Michael Elliot. 21.00
9 Sept. Ran. (1985). Akira Kurosawa directs an epic Japanese film that retells the story of King Lear. 21.00
For full programme details see Casa del Cinema website.