As the Rome Film Festprepares to wrap its first edition on Saturday, the fears that it could not co-exist with Venice seem to have dissipated. .
Although, of course, there remainsthe contentious issue of
Despite this, Blandini continued,"It seems to me the two festivals have different
Considering the busy autumnschedule, industry experts seem mostly unconcerned about the Rome-Venicerivalry. "We take both festivals differently. In
"Apart from the
Meissner noted that CelluloidDreams received significant feedback for new titles in Rome, striking sales forU to Greece and Switzerland, My Sonto Switzerland and Spain, The MagicFlute to Scandinavia and Spain, Persepolisto Italy and Poland, and Savage Graceto Mexico.
But Medusa CEO GiampaoloLetta expressed more reserve regarding the future of
The Venice-Rome differenceswere clear: Marco Mueller hosted 21 world premieres inthe
Some called LasseHallstrom's
In competition, Italianfirst-time director Alessandro Angelini's prison-based drama L'aria Salata was also drawing attention.
As withany new event, Rome Film Fest began with expected organisational issues when 500journalists showed up for press screenings at city cinemas equipped with 150seats. The festival addedscreenings in the main venue's larger screening rooms.
In line with keeping Romansat the heart of the festival, all extra events were cancelled Tuesday when a
The festival's lucrativeawards will be announced Saturday.