Rome celebrates the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival and the 67th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, with a parallel event titled I Film di Venezia e Locarno, from 10-18 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 12 cinemas taking part in the initiative which is now in its 20th year and is organised by Italy's culture ministry, Rome and Anec Lazio, the regional branch of the Italian association of cinema owners.
Participating Rome cinemas include the Adriano, Alcazar, Barberini, Eden, Farnese Persol, Intrastevere, Mignon, Nuovo Olimpia, Nuovo Sacher, Quattro Fontane, Savoy and Tibur, many of which regularly show films in English.
This year, for the first time, Venice and Locarno movies will be screened at the following five cinemas outside Rome: Palma in Trevignano, Etrusco in Tarquinia, Corso in Latina, Moderno in Rieti, and Royal in Civitavecchia.
Tickets cost €7 (€6 reduced). For full information see website.