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Jakarta – 7 Italian films screened at European Film Festival

Seven Italian films are being shown at the European Film Festival in Jakarta. Now at its 16th edition, the festival will screen 78 films by the most acclaimed European directors. The festival opened with “Long Live Freedom” (“Viva la Liberta”) by Roberto Ando’ at the Indonesian capital’s Epicentrum Theatre. A large audience attended the screening that was opened by the Italian ambassador, Vittorio Sandalli. Other Italian films are “Youth” (“La giovinezza”) by Paolo Sorrentino, “Intrepido” by Gianni Amelio, “Human Capital” (“Il capitale umano”) by Paolo Virzi, “S Is For Stanley” by Alex Infascelli, “Tale of Tales” (“Il racconto dei racconti”) by Matteo Garrone and “Italo Barocco” by Alessia Scarso, who attended the festival as a guest of honour in a section dedicated to family films. After presenting the film to the press at the Italian Institute of Culture, Ms Scarso led a lively debate that was warmly applauded by the Indonesian audience. “Italo Barocco’ will also be screened at the French Institute in Medan. The festival is organised in partnership with the Embassies and Institutes of Culture of the EU member states.