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Drama arises at Rome's film festival

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Drama seems to be everywhere even where you least expect it. The Rome film festival found a bit of its own drama when a set of political moves upset the balance and sent the whole thing into last minute vote. Fortunately all issues where salved in time.

ROME – In a set of political moves worthy of a silver-screen thriller, an outgoing government official controversially appointed a former lieutenant friendly to the International Rome Film Festival at the last minute, partially blocking the newly-elected successor who has said he wants to force the festival to undergo big changes.

Italians went to the polls Sunday and Monday in a national vote that has so far resulted in a stalemate in the prime minister race, as pre-election favorite Pier Luigi Bersani seeks to cobble together an electoral majority despite finishing only slightly ahead of billionaire media tycoonSilvio Berlusconi and comedian, blogger and activist Beppe Grillo.

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