ROME , Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Italy's 10th Rome Film Festival is officially underway.
Scheduled to run through Oct. 24, the event's lineup will include the screening of 37 movies from 24 countries. It opened with the Dan Rather-themed drama Truth, headlined by Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.
"This is going to be a celebration of film, not a festival," Antonio Monda, the festival's director and an associate professor of film at New York University, told The New York Times.
"If you go to Venice or Cannes, Nicole Kidman does a press conference, then shows film and then goes to her yacht," Monda said, explaining artists who participate in the Rome Film Festival will, by contrast, spend more time there and "talk about their experiences."