Rome has launched its first International Film Festival, opened by Nicole Kidman. In previous years there have been various small festivals and seasons (showing films from the Venice film festival, for example). Now the city has set itself up in competition to other European film festivals with a large-scale event lasting from today until the 21st October. As well as film showings and premieres, there will be various outdoors events and exhibitions, including concerts in Piazza Augusto Imperatore and a big screen in Piazza del Popolo.
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