Rescheduling of Rome Fest’s dates pushed back

MUMBAI: After problems with the plan arose in recent days, plans to delay the International Rome Film Festival to late November may be put on the back burner till next year.

The plan to change Rome’s dates so that the festival could serve as a mid-way point between the end of the Toronto Film Festival in September and February’s Berlin Film Festival was the idea of former Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller, who is expected to take up position as Rome fest’s new artistic director soon.
But the plan has run into road blocks including scheduling conflicts with the Parco della Musica venue that is the centerpiece of the festival and a plea from officials at the Turin Film Festival, where its 30th edition is set to take place from 25 November to 3 December.

Italian newspapers reported that Turin mayor Piero Fassino asked Rome counterpart Gianni Alemanno to postpone the change in dates for the Rome festival until next year to which the latter agreed.

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