Parade of the Stars

The 13th edition of the Rome Film Festival is the appointment for autumn, and turns the spotlight on the “seventh art”, including exclusive projections and a highly anticipated red carpet.

It’s said that the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival is the longest in the world. In fact, it runs a good sixty metres from the entrance to the Auditorium Parco della Musica (by the architect Renzo Piano) up to the cavea, where photographers and film crews await the glamorous arrival of the stars.

The film event is called “festa (party)”, and not “festival”: on the exact wishes of the creator and former Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni who, when he inaugurated the first edition in 2006, wanted to give his city an occasion to meet and have some fun.

From October 18-28th, the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be transformed into a “Village of Cinema” which, under the artistic direction of Antonio Monda, will offer a wide range of events of every kind, from the screening of great films and retrospectives, to meetings, debates and shows, with the very best from the international film scene.

Ample space has been dedicated to Close Encounters, with actors, directors and personalities from the world of art and culture, including Cate Blanchett, Sigourney Weaver, Giuseppe Tornatore and Paolo Virzì. There are even great expectations for the director Martin Scorsese and the actress Isabelle Huppert, celebrated with a Career Award.

An edition that promises to be full of emotions and surprises, “under the gaze”, attentive and ironic, of Peter Sellers, who appears on the official poster for the event in the guise of his most famous character, Inspector Jacques Clouseau from the Pink Panther series.