Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rome Film Festival 2011


Its time for the sixth international film festival in Rome, beginning October 27th and ending November 4th.

Fifteen films are in competition for the official selection of the festival featuring films from all around the world. Among many others, the scheduled films include Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Babycall by Pal Sletuane, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, Magic Valley by Jaffe Zinn, Hotel Lux by Leander Haubmann, The Eye of The Storm by Fred Schepisi, Une Vie Meilleure by Cedrick Kahn, Un Cuento Chino and La femme Du Cinquieme by Pawel Pawlikowski.

The Lady by Luc Besson with Michelle Yeoh and Daniel Thewlis, a film out of competition in the official selection, will open the festival. While the digitally restored 4K version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the films public screening, will be the final event of the festival.

richard-gereAlso the sixth edition of the festival will award the ‘Marc’Aurelio actor’s award to Richard Gere, the Hollywood star who fought so many humanitarian battles and has played the lead in many popular films such as Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentleman. Richard will introduce the screening of Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick’s wonderful second film which gave Richard his first lead role.

There is a multitude of other events happening during this fascinating and exciting festival so you should be sure not to miss it, you will enjoy. And to get the most of the Roman Dolce Vita at the most affordable rates, check our website, drop us a line or give us a call (+39 064454365). We’ll be happy to give you our best offer.

Our blogger today: Liam

Homo Sapiens: the adventure of our species in Rome

turkana boyAn exhibition is transformed into films. It happens at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome this year for the first time, expands the boundaries of its exibitions rallying the new cinematic creativity.

Two hundred years ago, Homo sapiens began from a small valley of today’s Ethiopia, the journey that led him to colonize the entire planet and live with other human species, forming the great variety of peoples and cultures that we know. For the first time an international group of scientists from different disciplines and coordinated by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, has reconstructed the roots and routes of human settlement. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleoanthropologists have combined the results of their research into a wonderful fresco of the history of human evolution. The result is an international exhibition, interactive and multimedia divided into six sections that tells the stories of adventures and extraordinary trips, largely unknown, which generated the mosaic of human diversity.

The best short films will be selected for an exhibition event at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to be held in January 2012 and will be rewarded by leading exponents of Italian cinema and criticism. Will be allowed short fiction films, documentaries and animation, the maximum duration of 20 minutes.

The building is located in the center of Rome a few steps from our hotel. We look forward to the Hotel Des Artistes to update you on other events in Rome.