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Domenico Meccoli passes away, the film critic to whom the festival owes so much. The film show he created is called after him. The issues of youth around the world  treated in his section becomes known as Domenico Meccoli. The objective remains unscathed i.e. go over young people's problematic issues with the help of cinema.

The films in competition are definitely different now. Besides the fairy tales there are films capable of telling without holding anthing back and without rethoric the troubled world of 12 year olds: It's the case of THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE by Danish director Nils Malmros. We also like to mention another film in competiotion ALSINO AND THE CONDOR by Chilean Miguel Littin and we can't forget BUSH CHRISTMAS, the Australian film in which a troubled young Nicole Kidman appears.

The GFF receives the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic Mr. Sandro Pertini. Jurors and organisers from Giffoni will visit the Head of State in October.

Amongst the guests the Italian director GIULIANO MONTALDO.

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