We are excited to announce that there will be a public showing of the film 'Shelley in Rome' in Piazza di Spagna. The film will be screened on the facade of the Keats-Shelley House on Saturday 19 February from 6:30 pm/CET to 8:00 pm/CET.
'Shelley in Rome' is an immersive video story directed by Giulio Boato and produced for the Keats-Shelley House by 313 Film Production. It was premiered on 1st December 2021 to mark the start of the Keats-Shelley House's plans to commemorate the bicentenary of Shelley's death in Italy on 8th July 2022.
A psychogeographical take on Percy Bysshe Shelley's time in Rome, the video explores the poet's relationship with the Eternal City and brings the past back to life through evocative visuals and 3-dimensional audio. Shelley in Rome illustrates key moments from the twilight of Shelley's life and explores the locations in Rome that drove his creativity. The narration of the story revolves around his three masterpieces that were inspired by his time in the city: Prometheus Unbound, The Cenci, and Adonais, his elegy on the death of John Keats.
The film is part of our #KeatsShelley200 programme, a 2-year programme to commemorate the bicentenaries of the deaths of Keats and Shelley in 2021 and 2022, and to celebrate their extraordinary legacies.
The film is free and open to everyone and registration is not required. Headphones will also be provided to better enjoy the 3-dimensional audio.