Must See Event This Week: Europe on Screen 2016

The Europe on Screen Film Festival is back to show a selection of the best European films, all for free! In 2016 the festival is divided into 3 big sections 3 smaller sections.

In the XTRA section, 16 films, including box office hits in Europe, Oscar winner, and a Cannes winner are shown in our 4 main venues: the Erasmus Huis, The GoetheHaus, the Institut Francais and the Istituto Italiano.

In the DISCOVERY section, films from established directors like the Dardenne brothers, Stephen Frears, Ken Loach, Tony Gatlif or good films from talented or emerging directors are shown. This section means discovering a unique film like “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” from Roy Andersson. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.


“A Pigeon Sat on A Branch”, one of the movies in the EOS 2016’s Discovery Section

In the DOCU section, you can catch a number of top European documentaries such as the positive raw realistic Romanian documentary “Toto and his sisters” and the uplifting German documentaries “Holy Cow” and “Sonita”. This year, again, you can see that European filmmakers have an open mind and make documentaries about subjects inside and outside Europe.

In the RETRO section, life and the works of film maker and magician Georges Méliès are celebrated through 28 of his short films.His most known film, “A Trip to the Moon” was released in 1902 and was coloured by the man himself frame by frame. This program is a co-operation between Europe on Screen and the Sjuman School of Music. 7 students of the music school will compose an original score for the ‘silent’ movies and the music score will be executed by the Trinity Youth Symphony Orchestra.


Viva La Liberte

In the FAMILY section, 2 films are shown: “Italo Barocco” by Alessia Scarso, who will be present at the screening, and the popular “The Little Prince”. A French animated film. Both films will have Indonesian subtitles. Lastly there’s the OPEN AIR SCREENINGS that will be held every evening outside the Erasmus Huis and during 5 evenings at the Bintaro Exchange Shopping Mall.

Tickets are available at the venues 1 hour before each screening.
Venues:Erasmus Huis, Goethe Haus, IFI Thamrin, Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, IKJ & Bintaro Xchange

For more information, visit or download the program book here.

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