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EU-Asia Documentary Fest 2022 – Italian Film: “The Home Front – A Journey in Italy with Domenico Quirico”

This year, the EU-Asia Documentary Fest (EADF 2022) features documentary films from Europe and Asia, addressing a wide range of topics including human rights, migration, women’s right, human trafficking, LGBTQ+ rights, poverty and freedom of press.

The Italian Cultural Institute – Hong Kong presents the Italian film “The Home Front” (“Il fronte interno”)




10 Aug – 7:40 pm – PALACE ifc
12 Aug – 9:50 pm – Broadway Cinematheque


Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Duration: 110 minutes
Director: Paola Piacenza
Cast: Domenico Quirico


The movie is about the tale of 4 cities, where the down and out struggle against the odds brought about by long-running social inequality and heightened further by the pandemic. Filmmaker Paola Piacenza travels with veteran war correspondent Domenico Quirico to various Italian cities in his search for the root causes of modern poverty. A homeless man talks about the cocktail of medications he gets to alleviate his pain. Teachers working with a troublesome class spend more time managing the kids than teaching them. Itinerants and asylum seekers depend on organisations such as food banks and the Red Cross. The Home Front delivers a damning verdict about the existential battles being fought on Italian back streets on a daily basis.


For more information about EADF, please click here


  • Organizzato da: European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao/ Goethe-Institut Hong Kong
  • In collaborazione con: Italian Cultural Institute