(AGI) - Abu Dhabi, 16 set. - Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar winning'La Grande Bellezza' will open the first edition of theEuropean Film Screening in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)hosted in Abu Dhabi from September 18 to September 24 and inDubai from September 19 to September 25, presenting the bestindependent films produced in Europe between 2006 and 2014. Inaddition to the Italian box office hit, the programme includesthe Dutch film 'Soof a Walesa. Man of Hope', the Swedish film'The Ice Dragon' and the Spanish comedy 'Carmina or Blow Up'.The selection also includes classics such as the French movie'Paris, Je t'aime' and 'Goodbye Lenin' directed by WolfgangBecker. Emirate directors such as Nayla Al Khaja, Ali Mostafa,Mohammed Al Otaiba, Ahmed Zain and many others will also berepresented thanks to the daily programme for short films. OnSeptember 20 a round table will be held in Abu Dhabi on 'Cinemaco-productions: Europe and the way to go?' moderated byAlessandra Priante, the Italian culture expert for the Gulf andrepresentative for Eurimages. This will be an event attended bythe representatives of the UAE's and Europe's film industry.The festival has been organised by the Italian Embassy togetherwith the European Embassy in the United Arab Emirates incooperation with the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, theDubai International Film Festival and the embassies of 13European countries (Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain,Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic,Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria).. .