Auditorium del MAXXI
20% discount for the museum visitors who show the entrance ticket
The 10th Rome Film Fest comes back as a great party. For ten days, the building designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano will be its centre but not only. The Fest will involve the rest of the Capital city and the MAXXI museum as well.
AMAMA – When a tree falls
by Asier Altuna
The traditional stone farmhouse, the bastion of rural Basque life, guards both mystery and atavistic wisdom within its ancient walls. Life in such a place can seem isolating and harsh by contemporary standards; its inhabitants often feel trapped by a destiny imposed on them since birth. The three children of Tomas and Ixabel each grapple with this reality in their own way: hiding behind humor, escaping through travel, or, in the case of Amalia, seeking release through exploratory works of art. Amalia is desperate to reconcile her artistic pursuits with the legacy of her ancestors, without severing herself from her heritage, going up against the uncomprehending stubbornness of her own father. Raised according to an iron tradition, Tomas can’t understand Amalia’s decision to leave home. Grandma — Amama — quietly watches the destiny of her family unfold, even as the world fades before her eyes.
Event of the Official Selection Section at Rome Film Fest.