The Festival del Cinema di Roma is the biggest film festival in the city. It usually takes place around this time but, like any other film festival, it doesn’t last that long. This year it’s from the 16th to the 25th of october.
Since I live in Rome it’s a must visit appointment. There is an intense schedule of new movies, national and international, divided into different sections: Cinema d’Oggi, Gala, Mondo Genere, Prospettive Italia and Alice nella città (a kid section). They organize also some meetings with film directors, screenwriters and actors about their movies and their careers.
The tickets are affordable, from € 5, for a normal projection, to € 25, for a premiere. I used to buy them in advance, just to be sure I don’t miss the movie I want to see!
If you are interested in cinema, it’s the right place to be in this period and even if it’s an international festival you can have a good overview on the contemporary Italian cinematography.
It takes place in a wonderful location, the Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. Another good reason to go there!