The ninth edition of the Rome Film Fest is about to start. It will run from October 16 to the 25th. On October 26 there will be replays of the Rome Film Fest’s winning movies. Tickets are already on sale.
The budget is even smaller than last year and it looks less International than it should and used to be. There is a slimmed down line-up and the competition prizes are based on an audience vote. 40 full-length films are featured in the program.
The world premiere of the thriller-horror movie As the Gods Will is one of the major events of the Festival that will reward his director Takashi Miike with the career prize.
The European premiere of Richard Gere’s Time Out of Mind will also be a highlight of the 10-day happening.
Other key English-language movies are Trash with Martin Sheen, Stonehearst Asylum with Martin Caine and Ben Kingsley, and Black and White with Kevin Costner.
The International Film market will run October 17-21.
Wired Next Cinema, the most innovative and unconventional section of the Festival in cooperation with the Wired magazine, will take place in Rome’s top contemporary art museum, MAXXI, a 5 minute walk from the main Festival’s venue, the Auditorium.
BEFORE AND AFTER THE FEST
If you’re a movie buff and want to know the local film industry we recommend you to visit the Cinecitta Film Studio permanent exhibition and studios in Southern Rome (very well connected by underground) and the recreation park Cinecittà World, just outside Rome.