2 weeks Rome Film Festival opens in shadow of coronavirus Inquirer
The Rome Film Festival opened on Thursday with a screening of the Pixar animated film about a jazzman's dreams, "Soul," despite the lingering coronavirus that has transformed film watching in public. As at the world-famous cinema festival in Venice last month, thermal scanners will measure audience members' temperatures at the theater doors, mask-wearing is compulsory and fewer spectators are allowed. "The safety of everyone takes precedence over everything else," said festival director Antonio Monda in an interview with Il Messaggero daily. Attending the opening night ceremony was Italy's Culture Minister Dario Franceschini and the Italian actors lending their voices to ... more