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Alessia Scarso: Capturing Moving Friendship

  • Yuliasri Perdani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 7 2016   /  10:31 am
Happy face: Italian film director Alessia Scarso holds a little Italo doll when in Jakarta to screen her film, Italo, which tells a heartwarming friendship of a lonely boy and a stray dog.( JP/Yuliasri Perdani )

Happy face: Italian film director Alessia Scarso holds a little Italo doll when in Jakarta to screen her film, Italo, which tells a heartwarming friendship of a lonely boy and a stray dog.(JP/Yuliasri Perdani)There is a saying in Hollywood that filmmakers should never work with children or animals. Italian director Alessia Scarso breaks the rule in her feature debut, Italo.Alessia Scarso’s Italo tells of a heartwarming friendship between a lonely boy and a stray dog set in the Sicilian town of Scicli.

The film is one of 78 films being showcased at the 16th annual Europe on Screen (EoS) film festival, taking place in six cities in Indonesia from April 24 until May 8.

“It is important for me and Sicily because it is an amazing and true story about this special dog that lived in Scicli some years ago,” Alessia, who spent her childhood on Sicily Island, said at the Inst...