A part of the highly anticipated Giro d’Italia Festival, the Northern Ireland Assembly has teamed up with Belfast Film Festival to bring you the 1950’s rom-com set in Italy that catapulted Audrey Hepburn to stardom, Roman Holiday.
Romantic, funny and charming Roman Holiday is one of the greatest comedies of all times and to this day remains influential in the genre. It tells the story of rebellious princess Anna (Audrey Hepburn) who, anxious of authority and intent on having fun, escapes the confines of her royal party on a dreary state visit to Rome. On her travels she falls into the hands of an underhand journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) who, smelling a great story, offers the unsuspecting princess a guided tour of the city.
Roman Holiday was nominated for over 10 Academy Awards and directed by the legendary William Wyler.
With its distinctive Italian theme (features many landmarks including the Spanish Steps), the classic will once again return to the big screen at one of Northern Ireland’s most historical and impressive sites.
The event is free but tickets are required. Please book early to avoid disappointment!
It delivers on everything it promises, from the modern day reverse-Cinderella fable to a fabric of low-key humor.James Berardinelli, ReelViews