Cinema industry

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

Those who love cinema and those who are fond of Ireland have a meeting point… in Rome. Since 2007 indeed it is held in the Eternal City a movie festival dedicated exclusively to Irish film productions: the IrishFilmFesta.
As we can read from the official manifesto of the event “Irish cinema only gained productive continuity starting from the eighties, and this is why it is still scarcely known. It hardly crosses Irish borders, and even when it does, it is often considered English or American. So far, the only film makers which managed to gain international popularity are Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. But Irish cinema generated many more talents, and in the last years is being characterized by a remarkable artistic variety, which needs to be exported”.
2015 edition will be taking place from March 26 to 29 at Casa del Cinema di Roma, from 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend). Entry is free, but there’s the chance to support IrishFilmFesta with a minimum donation of € 50, which guarantees a seat reserved for the whole duration of the event. The programme includes presentations and meetings with Irish guests (directors, actors, screenwriters and producers) as well as debates and special events. New films and old unedited classics will be shown. Screenings are in original version with subtitles.
Casa del Cinema is in via Marcello Mastroianni 1, inside Villa Borghese: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for more info and directions!

FELLINI, LEONE AND EASTWOOD BACK IN CINECITTÁ

FELLINI, LEONE AND EASTWOOD BACK IN CINECITTÁ

From January 24 Italian film industry greatest productions and artists will be protagonists of a brand new exhibition at Cinecittà, the cinema studios home to Fellini, Sergio Leone and many more milestone of world cinema. “Shooting in Cinecittà, 1937-1989” leads visitors across three genres of movies in particular: Hollywood on the Tiber, Italian comedy, Neorealism and Spaghetti Western.
Historical and propaganda movies on display include The Siege of the Alcazar, 1940; The Iron Crown, 1941, while from the Neorealistic side there will be shown Miracle in Milan, 1951; Bellissima, 1951; Umberto D, 1952. A large section is dedicated to stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Ava Gardner and Italian Loren, Lollobrigida, Mangano. Attention will be given to customs, such as those worn by Alida Valli and Farley Granger in Senso, 1954, by Luchino Visconti; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in The Tame of the Shrew, 1967, by Franco Zeffirelli; and Clint Eastwood’s outfit in A Fistful of Dollars, 1964, by Sergio Leone.
The exhibit is in Cinecittà Studios, Via Tuscolana 1055: just catch metro line A and get off at Cinecittà. Open every day but Tuesdays, from 9.30 am to 7 pm.
Don’t hesitate to ask Yes Hotel’s staff for more details!