The Farnese Palace is the setting for an exceptional gala evening in Rome to celebrate Rendez-vous, the festival that brings the new French films to Italy. After their screening in the capitoline cinemas of the “Nuovo cinema Sacher” by Nanni Moretti and the French Institute, no less than 24 very recent French films are released in the main Italian cities of Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Turin. A selection of choice, varied and committed under the artistic direction of Vanessa Tonnini.
For this important gala connecting the protagonists of French and Italian movie industries in Italy, Ambassador Christian Masset opens the sumptuous salons of the palace with 300 guests including personalities from the entertainment world, cultural life, actors, film directors and producers. The flashes of the photocall crept for the most glamorous Italian couple of the evening between the very chic actor Francesco Montanari and the social and live entertainment star Andrea Delogu, dressed in a divine gold green Peter Dundas minidress! While one could meet the Chiquissimes Italian actors Arturo Muselli, Ernesto D’Argenio, Francesco Montanari immortalize the moment of the meeting with the Ambassador in the prestigious red lounge. A Guest list of French and Italian stars like the multiprized French composer Alexandre Desplat, Solrey, the Italian actor Marcello Fonte winner of the David de Donatello Prize for Dogman.
This festival very active and much appreciated by the Italian public is an initiative of the Embassy and the French Institute with Unifrance, represented during the evening by their respective directors: Christophe Musitelli and Isabelle Giordano, much appreciated in Italy. Particularly awaited, at the opening of the festival is the social comedy with feminine Louis-Julien Petit «Les Invisibles», a great success at the French box office, and «L’homme fidèle» by Louis Garel with Laetitia Casta
The evening continued in a very joyful and lively way in the prestigious lounges, along the famous recently renovated Galerie des Carraches, in the sumptuous Salon d’Hercules without forgetting the fantastic terrace overlooking the via Giulia !