“Signal Rock” Screens in Rome

Members of the diplomatic corps in Italy, the Filipino community, Italians and expats watch the Filipino film, “Signal Rock,” on August 1, 2019 at Cinelab in Isola Tiberina by the historic Tiber River in Rome, during the 25th Edition of L’Isola del Cinema. (Rome PE photo)

Rome, Italy — Filipino film “Signal Rock” of director Chito S. Roño was screened on August 1, 2019 at the 25th Edition of L’Isola del Cinema at Isola Tiberina, one of the most prominent annual summer events in Rome.The event was well attended, with the 75-seat Cinelab cinema of the film festival filled with members of the diplomatic corps, Italians, Filipino community, and expats.

“We are showing this film in Rome as part of the 100th anniversary of Philippine cinema,” said Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco said during the event.

The Philippine Embassy in Rome and Sentro Rizal Rome Chapter organized the screening with Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) as part of its Philippine Embassies Assistance Program.

“This is one of the ways not only to promote Philippine culture and excellence in Philippine cinema, but also to increase mutual understanding and people-to-people ties between the Philippines and Italy,” Ambassador Nolasco said.

The Philippine Embassy in Rome and the Sentro Rizal Rome Chapter, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, screened the Filipino film, “Signal Rock,” on August 1, 2019 at Cinelab in Isola Tiberina, during the 25th Edition of L’Isola del Cinema. (Rome PE photo)

The Ambassador noted that the movie is a story about migration, not about the ones that leave for abroad but the ones that are left behind. “This is especially appropriate for many Filipinos residing and working in Italy,” he added.

Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco welcomes the guest to the screening of the film “Signal Rock” on August 1, 2019 at Cinelab in Isola Tiberina, during the 25th Edition of L’Isola del Cinema. (Rome PE photo)

“Signal Rock” is part of the Isola Mondo Series of the 25th L’Isola del CinemaIsola Mondo, the international cultural window of the festival, which is carried out in collaboration with embassies and cultural institutions. L’Isola del Cinema was held at the Tiber Island, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.


For more information, visit https://www.romepe.dfa.gov.ph or
https://www.facebook.com/PHinItaly.

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