Film Fest in Rome
What you see in the header is a scene from Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, the opening film of the 11th Rome Film Fest, a powerful, realistic and poetic work of art on the sense of belonging, family, friendship and love. This year the Rome Film Fest is on variety, quality and internationality. The 11th Rome Film Fest will be held from 13th to 23rd October 2016 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and in other venues throughout the city. The event hosts a large and challenging programme of screenings, master classes, tributes, retrospectives, panels, and special events: 44 films and documentaries from 26 different countries. It is a "migrant" party: the stairs of Trinity of the mountains, which will host the screening of a restored version of Roman Holiday, the multiethnic school Di Donato, from the prison of Rebibbia to a drive in organized for the occasion by Madza in the Eur district.
Above all it is a party and not a festival without competitions and ceremonies, in which the only recognition provided will be the public BNL Prize, awarded by the audience, like last year. The real news this year will be the "close encounters" with the audience, the opportunity for the viewers to hear the likes of Tom Hanks, David Mamet, Meryl Streep, Daniel Libeskind and even Oliver Stone, Andrzej Wajda, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lorenzo Cherubini, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Conte. Four Italian films are scheduled in the program: 7 minuti by Michele Placido, Sole cuore amore by Daniele Vicari, Naples '44 and Maria per Roma by Karen Di Porto. Much also expected The birth of a nation by Nate Parker, Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears, Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan, the aforementioned Moonlight and Afterimage by Andrzej Wajda. Among the documentaries, Into the hell by Werner Herzog, set in Antarctica and Rolling Stones olé olé olé about the concert on the historic American band held earlier this year in Havana.