First held in 2006, the event has quickly become a major occasion for those working within the film industry as well as those who are merely fans. Directors, producers, writers and stars descend on Rome to celebrate their love of the art, participate in seminars and round-table discussions, and attend world premieres from some of the industry’s leading names.
This year the event will be held from November 8-17 at the magnificent Auditorium Parco della Musica, the world’s most-visited musical facility, and will include the world premiere of 16 feature length films, 12 gala screenings of international and European premiere films. There will also be various programs featuring short films, documentaries, exhibitions, meetings and master classes.
In addition, various celebrities and notable names from world cinema will be in attendance.
Celebrated director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will premier his new film Fear of Falling and will chair a master class and Q&A session with the audience about his views on cinema. Controversial director Larry Clark (Kids, Marfa Girl) will preside over the International Jury of the CinemaXXI, while the jury for films in competition will be headed by James Gray (Little Odessa, The Yards and We Own the Night).
In competition are Spike Jonze’s Her starring Joaquin Phoenix, Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale, Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey, and Another Me starring Sophie Turner, among others. The high-profile film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will also have its world premiere, 8 days before it opens in the US. In addition to these films, dozens more will be showing in various capacities, attended by celebrities from the world of film, television and fashion.
The prestige of the event is no doubt highlighted by the prestige of Rome itself. Nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome has served as a hub of art, culture, politics and food for thousands of years, and a few minutes’ walk is all it takes to end up surrounded by ancient monuments, soaring architectural marvels or iconic structures such as the Coliseum or Trevi Fountain.
Take a look at the hotels below to see the great deals that are waiting for film fans in Rome. Get your cinema tickets ready for this world famous festival, and we’ll see you at the movies!
To find out more about the festival, visit http://www.romacinemafest.it/ecm/web/fcr/online/home
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