Film festival

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!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

St. Patrick’s Day means big news this year: for the first time the Eternal City will be part of the event promoted by Tourism Ireland and the Ireland embassy, the Global Greening! On this special occasion indeed the Colosseum will wear green lights, starting from tonight March 16th at 7.30 pm. Other 86 famous landmarks in the world will homage the most renowned Irish festivity: Niagara Falls, the Christ the Redeemer’s statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the London Eye and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid only to name a few.
But it’s tomorrow, March 17th, that both the religious and wordly celebrations will take place: at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church (via Boncompagni 31, metro stop Barberini) Cardinal Prosper Grech will officiate the Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig, while in the late morning the IrishFilmFesta will be officially launched in the presence of Irish authorities. The Festival (come to the 8th edition) will take place from March 26th to 29th at Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese (metro sto Flaminio) and will showcase several films, short films and documentaries all rigorously made in Ireland, a special part being dedicate to works in Irish Gaelic language.
All day long both cheering Irish expats and Green Island lovers will be livening up the most popular pubs of the centre.
To get more suggestions about where to go on your St. Patrick’s Day in the Eternal City just contact our staff at Yes Hotel!

DARIO ARGENTO’S DEEP GREATNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE

DARIO ARGENTO’S DEEP GREATNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE

If you are looking for deeply alternative nights in Rome during Christmas time, then just go for horror! Dario Argento, one of the greatest horror movies director in the world, will be in Rome on occasion of the one week celebrations dedicated to him, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Rome Film Festival 2014. Cinema Trevi hosts a retrospective starting tomorrow 16 December: the early stages of his career will be remembered throughout his masterpieces. On the inauguration day Argento himself will be present at the show of “Deep Red” (9pm), as a conclusion of an intense afternoon when “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” and “The Cat o’ Nine Tails” will have been shown as well.
Venue: Cinema Trevi, stroll distance from the Trevi Fountain.
Time: 16-21 December 2014, from 5pm.
Yes Hotel’s staff will provide with the full programme of the event!

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam: “Cinemondo” international film festival‘s fourth edition celebrates South-East Asia this year. At Villa Medici (French Academy in Rome) from 27 November to 3 December 2014 there will be on show few works which, thanks to film festival such as this one, are getting more and more popular in Itay. A particular tribute will be given to cambodian director Rithy Panh’s “L’image manquante”, awarded at Cannes 2013 and Oscar 2014.
Spend an alternative evening in Rome: reach Villa Medici by metro line A, get off at Spagna… it’s just five minutes journey from Yes Hotel.