EU film fest to start this week

  • The fest will feature a total of 16 films from 13 European countries
- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 17, 2017-The sixth edition of the EU Film Festival is slated to kick off this week at the QFX Kumari Hall, in the Capital. The fest is being organised jointly by Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions and cultural instutions of the European Union (EU).

The fest will feature a total of 16 films from 13 European countries.

“Culture is at the heart of European Union international relations and we are always looking at ways to encourage cultural cooperation between the European Union and Nepal, as this is a powerful tool to build bridges between people, notably the young, and reinforce mutual understanding,” said EU Ambassador to Nepal Rensje Teerink, issuing a press release on Tuesday. “The European Union and Nepal have had very good cultural relations since many years and I am hopeful that the film festival will help further deepen the understanding and ties between Nepal and the countries in Europe,” Ambassador Teerink added.

The fest will open on Friday, May 19, with the screening of German film Bornholmer Straße, a comic take on the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989. Other notables to be screened at the fest are Second Chance, which revolves around the life of a young Danish couple and their hardships; The Dreamed Ones, which documents the exchange of correspondense between two European poets in the post-war years; Committed, which tells the story of a chance meeting between a man being pressured to propose to his girlfriend; El Rayo; and Dream Team 1935.

The fest will run through May 23 and is free for all interested.

Published: 17-05-2017 09:38

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