Festival celebrating Nordic cinema set to arrive in Rome
ROME – The Nordic Film Fest is set to come to Italy’s capital for its 8th edition this summer. The event, to be hosted from May 2 to May 5 in Villa Borghese, has been organized by the Nordic embassies in Italy (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden) and the Scandinavian Circle in Rome with the intent to promote Nordic film industry and culture.
The Nordic countries have in recent years witnessed an emerging new generation of actors and directors who thanks to a remarkable artistic variety have won a significant place on the international scene of world cinema, which Nordic Film Fest wishes to promote as an important source of creative marketing.
The event, which takes place at the Casa del Cinema in Rome, created and developed by the Nordic embassies in collaboration with the Film Institutes of the respective countries, with the support and sponsorship of the Municipality of Rome, will present a series of feature-length and short films, and documentaries, all screened in their original language with Italian subtitles. The films are either new releases or premières of older films for the Italian audience.
Entrance is free and the programme of the event also includes presentations and meetings with high profile guests among which directors and actors.
The theme of this year's exhibition is "Borders," not only in a geographical sense but also among "worlds," different ways of being and thinking.
The Nordic Film Festival will present a total of 13 films, 2 documentary, 4 short films distributed as follows:
Denmark 2 films, Finland 3 films and 1 documentary, Iceland 1 film, Norway 3 films, 1 short film, Sweden 3 films and 1 short film; Scandinavian Circle, 4 short films and 1 film for an overall of 30 hours.
All screenings are free of charge but only a limited amount of seats are available.
Nordic Film Fest Roma , 3-6 May 2018 - Casa del Cinema a Villa Borghese, L.go Marcello Mastroianni, Access from Piazzale del Brasile, Villa Borghese parking - 00197 Roma