Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta brings back its popular film screenings as regular programme. Each month, film buffs can enjoy a selection of Italian movies with English subtitles. This January, the cultural institute will screen four Italian films, each Friday from January 6 to 20, at 7 p.m. in the IIC Jakarta auditorium.
Me ne frego!
Documentary – Vanni Gandolfo
The documentary, which was produced with materials from the historical Archivio Luce, sheds light on the obscure attempt by the Fascist regime to create a new and unique Italian language in accordance with the dogma of the dictatorship. It brings together the voices, propaganda and quotes from the Fascist era, highlighting the madness and eventual defeat of the regime, the indoctrination of children and the repression of everyone who did not oblige to the dogma of “believe, obey and fight.”
Sei mai stata sulla luna?
Comedy – Paolo Genovese
Guia is 30 years old and works for a prestigious international fashion magazine. She drives a convertible, travels by private jet and shares her time between Milan and Paris. She has everything – until she finds herself in a remote village in Apulia where she meets Renzo, a local farmer. She understands that the only thing missing in her life is love. But when happiness is in front of her, she does not know how to reach it.
A cavallo della tigre
Comedy – Luigi Comencini
Guido, an inept thief imprisoned for robbing a store in order to fix his financial troubles, meets two jail mates who are planning to escape. Wanting to return to his family, he decides to tag along.
Il giovane favoloso
Biography – Mario Martone
The film tells the story of the short life of the great Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. Born into nobility in Recanati, he studies Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and English in the rich library at the palace that his father built. But Giacomo possesses an inquisitive, restless spirit and wants to travel abroad to expand his horizon and enrich his knowledge – even though his parents, bound by social conventions, do not agree with their son’s decision.