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Let’s go to the cinema in the square:

Film festival under the stars in Rome

Vita gazette – My heart is drunk under the stars… It’s nice to watch movies under the stars… Oh how nice to watch movies in the squares… Good news! The Cinema in Piazza di Roma is starting this evening.

Cinema and Rome enthusiasts can’t wait to watch movies on the big screen under the stars again this summer with the return of Il Cinema in Piazza.

Every evening at 21.15, the center of Rome and the suburbs will experience a very rich programming, special meetings with international guests from different parts of the world, foreign language films subtitled in Italian and Italian films with English subtitles, all at the entrance free and free with the exception of special events at the Cinema Troisi. 

10th edition of the free festival takes place from 1 June to 14 July in  different locations. In addition to its base at Piazza S. Cosimato in Trastevere, the festival will return to Parco della Cervelletta in Rome’s eastern Tor Sapienza suburbs and Monte Ciocci park at Valle Aurelia. Screenings are held at 21.15, every night except Monday and Tuesday, and booking is not required.

Il Cinema in Piazza once again hosts a range of unique international guests. This year’s guest list ranges from Hollywood stars Edward Norton and James Franco to greats of Italian cinema including Paolo Sorrentino and Carlo Verdone.

Actors and directors will be joined by a number of guests from outside cinema circles including legendary football manager Claudio Ranieri, singer Ghali and French street artist JR.

This year’s festival will include 85 screenings, 22 special meetings – three of which will be at Cinema Troisi – and 12 different retrospectives.

The festival kicks off on 1 June in Piazza San Cosimato, where Ghali and the D’Innocenzo Brothers will present “Il Sapore della Ciliegia” by the late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.

The next day, a national holiday for the Festa della Repubblica, football coach Claudio Ranieri who just retired from Cagliari will be present alongside director Riccardo Milani with his documentary on Italy’s all-time top goal scorer Gigi Riva Nel nostro cielo un rombo di tuono.

Piccolo Cinema America organises the festival – an association of young film enthusiasts led by President Valerio Carocci – which opened the refurbished, state-of-the-art Cinema Troisi in 2021.

The full programme is available on Il Cinema on Piazza’s website.

Edizione 2024

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