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Special screening: Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata, Jul. 23 2014 @ Alliance Française

Special Screening Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata presented by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Date: July 23, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Free Entrance

The film screening will commemorate the 231st anniversary of the birth of the Venezuelan and Latin American independence hero Simón Bolívar (24th July 1783 – 17th December 1830), who liberated the current territories of Venezuela, Colombia (then including Panamá), Ecuador, Bolivia and Perú (together with José de San Martín) from the Spanish imperial rule.

July 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Screening/Pawa Film Forum: How to Start a Revolution, Jul. 16 2014 @ Mageuzi Hall – Pawa254 Hub

How to Start a Revolution
The documentary ‘How to Start a Revolution’ will be screening on the 16th July, 2014 from 5.00pm till 8.00pm.

Venue: At Mageuzi Hall, PAWA254 Offices
Entrance is FREE

How to Start a Revolution is a BAFTA award winning British documentary film about Nobel Peace Prize nominee and political theorist Gene Sharp, described as the world’s foremost scholar on nonviolent revolution.

The documentary will be followed by a discussion.

July 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

TEN CITIES Screening Series: Dancehall Queen, Jul. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Dancehall Queen
Access full info here

July 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Screening: La Pirogue, Jul. 21 2014 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

la pirogue
Date: July 21, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

The film chronicles a perilous sea voyage from Africa to Spain by 30 men and a woman in search of better prospects.

July 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan Screenings: Summer Wars, Jul. 26 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Cinema Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Summer Wars” which will be shown on Saturday, 26th July 2014.

Date: Saturday, 26th July 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
A time where the real world and a virtual community named OZ co-exist. High school math whiz Kenji (voiced by Kamiki Ryunosuke) is invited on a trip to Ueda, Nagano prefecture by senior schoolmate Natsuki (voiced by Sakuraba Nanami), whom he has a secret crush on.
While spending time with Natsuki’s extended family the Jinnouchis, Kenji receives an email with a suspicious numeric code. The following day, a mysterious avatar appears in OZ, destroying its maintenance system and causing chaos throughout the real world. Under the leadership of family matriarch Granny Sakae (voiced by Fuji Sumiko), falsely accused Kenji and the Jinnouchi clan do battle with the enemy.

For more info. download the Summer Wars poster

July 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Africa Metropolis Films in Nairobi! Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Goethe Institut, the Nest & Pawa 254 Hub Respectively

Africa Metropolis

African Metropolis Films Comes To Nairobi!
African Metropolis, a compilation of six short films from six African cities, will be screened for the first time in Nairobi.

The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities, and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.

The event will be held in different venues including Goethe Institut, The Nest and Pawa254.

The Pawa254’s rooftop will take place on Sunday, 20th of July, completing the whole event with supporting happenings like live graffiti, spoken word performances, music performances and a visual urban photography exhibition.

Entrance: Free

Find more info here

July 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Watch the World Cup, Until Jul. 13 2014 @ Collingham Gardens Residence & Club

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Collingham Gardens is a hidden gem in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi.

The quiet and serene getaway would be an ideal option to come and experience the World Cup finals.

July 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm Leave a comment

Lusophone Film Fest – on Cartoons/Animation Films, Jul. 12 2014 @ Goethe Institut

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The Lusophone Film Fest is now on its 5th edition, with the past sessions having had an average of 140 participants, with two full houses of 220 people.

This Saturday’s (July 12 2014) session will be dedicated to animations from the Portuguese-speaking world. The session caters for both children and adults, with many of the animations having no dialogues. The films featured will be:
The Giant, Julio Vanzeler and Luis da Matta Almeida – Portugal, 2012, 11 min
A giant carries a little girl in his heart. His heart is like a large window from which the little girl discovers the world we live in. One day she will have to leave.

The Tortoise, Pedro Lino and Luis da Matta Almeida
– Portugal, 2012, 10 min
There was once a man quite sure of himself. Everyday he would have a morning stroll. On one such occasion, he spotted something he had never seen before: a tortoise.

The Brats and the Toy Thief, Nildo Essá – Mozambique, 2013, 12 min
When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout. 2014 Nominee for best animation at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Feral, Daniel Sousa – Cape Verde, 2013, 13 min
A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animated film.

Journey to Cape Verde, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 2010, 17 min
On a sixty-day walking tour of Cape Verde, a traveler discovers the mountains, the villages, the people, the music – and an essential part of himself.

The Suspect, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 1999, 25 min
A suspense filled journey through the countryside with four passengers sharing a train compartment in the wake of a series of mysterious murders. Winner of the Cartoon D’Or for best european animation in 2000.

The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu – Brazil, 2013, 80 min
The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Festival.

Find more info. on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest

July 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

Screening & Discussion: Défense d’afficher – 8 Artists 8 Cities 8 Directors, Jul. 3 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Screening 8 cities
Date: July 3, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5.30-8 pm

Défense d’Afficher – Trailer from la maison du directeur on Vimeo.

With Eva Munyiri & Bankslave

June 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

World Cup Screening of France vs Nigeria Match, Jun. 30 2014 @ Alliance Française

France and Ghana
Date: June 30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

June 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Screening & Discussion: Tsofa Documentary by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima, Jun. 25 2014 @ Mageuzi Space – Pawa254 Hub

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Pawa254 Hub will be screening the documentary Tsofa by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima

Tsofa tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who were offered a 600 euro/month job by a Romanian company to go and work as taxi drivers in Bucharest, the European country’s capital.

“To Romanians, black people living in their country must be either football players or students,” Mbou Mikima notes in one of the film’s opening scenes.

He first met the group back in 2008 while working in Bucharest himself. Through the use of the men’s own photos, mobile phone images and other video material, he retraces their initial steps, hopes and expectations, where it went wrong (it did), and what happened after the return of some of them to Congo (Brazza).

Date & Time: June 25, 2014
Venue: Mageuzi Space, Pawa254
Time: from 5:30 – 8 pm

More info here

June 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Act of Killing – to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Jun. 25 2014 @ Alliance

Act of Killing
Date: June 25, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

June 24, 2014 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

World Cup Screening: France vs Swiss Match, Jun. 20 2014 @ Alliance Française Terrace

S and F at AF
Date: Friday, June 20 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Terrace
Time: 10 pm

June 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively

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Event Date: Saturday 21st June 2014 and Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: Doors and Box Office Open: 2:00 PM
Screening Starts: 3:00pm
Location: 21st – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen

22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill

Info
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.

Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.

The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.

Tickets: Ksh 2,500

More info: xculture.info@gmail.com Tel: +254 708 757 606

June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Screening: Dark Blue Almost Black, Jun. 17 2014 @ the Embassy of Spain – 3rd Floor CBA Building, Upper Hill

Dark Blue almost Black

Dark Blue almost Black


Dark Blue Almost Black directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (year 2006, approx. 105min)

Location: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Days: June 17, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm.
Entry: Free

Synopsis
Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part-time to get a business degree.
When Natalia, his childhood crush, returns from a stint studying abroad, Jorge begins to yearn for something better. He is desperate to find a new and better job, but finds that no one will hire him because he has experience only as a janitor. (Wikipedia)

Film in Spanish with English subtitles.

June 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Lusophone Film Fest Fourth Edition Screening, Jun. 21 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

L Festival
Date: Saturday June 21 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 3.00 pm
Admission: free

The fourth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest is dedicated to the diversity of documentary production in the Portuguese-speaking countries. The focus of this session will be on Hereros Angola, a documentary on this isolated tribe from the southwest of Angola by Brazilian photographer and film maker Sérgio Guerra.

The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across four continents. Started in March 2014, the festival will present multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts, and feature films) in six monthly sessions of several films from different countries.

More information at www.facebook.com/lusophonefilmfest

June 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

TEN CITIES Screening Series: Good Copy Bad Copy, Jun. 19 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Good Copy Bad copy
Date: Thursday, June 19 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 7.30 pm
Admission: free

The TEN CITIES Screening Series continues this month with Good Copy Bad Copy (2007 / 60min) by Andreas Johnson, Ralf Christensen and Henrik Moltke, a documentary about copyright and culture in the context of internet.

It features interviews with many people and their various perspectives on copyright, including copyright lawyers, producers, and artists from countries like United States, Sweden, Russia, Nigeria, and Brazil.

A central point of the documentary is the thesis that “creativity itself is on the line”, and that a balance needs to be struck, or that there is a conflict between protecting the right of those who own intellectual property, and the rights of future generations to create.

The TEN CITIES Screening Series presents numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe.

Find more info on the Goethe Institut Nairobi Website

June 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Premiere: Donkey Island – Award-winning Kenyan documentary, Jun. 15 2014 on Al Jazeera English

Donkey Island

“My biggest dream is to have a donkey of my own.” 14-year-old Shee Famao, resident on Donkey Island

This Sunday, Al Jazeera journeys to Lamu, off the coast of Mombasa, to meet the residents of the fascinating place known as Donkey Island.

Lamu is populated by 24,000 people, 6,000 donkeys and just two cars. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu is called ‘the donkey capital of Africa.’

Shee Famao is 14 and preparing to win his third donkey racing championship. His dream is to buy his own donkey. If he loses, however, the consequences will be dire. “I won’t be happy if I lose, because I won’t have money for food.”

The odds are stacked against Shee. As the only breadwinner for his family, he must juggle training for the race on a borrowed donkey with working to provide for his family and trying not to fall further behind at school, where he’s already in the third grade instead of the seventh.

Complicating things even more, Shee has a three-year probation hanging over his head for marijuana possession and his parole officer warns that he will be arrested if he competes, as donkey racers are being used to smuggle drugs.

Donkey Island won The Special Prize at Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival in Russia and Best Documentary Film at Golden Apricot International Film Festival.

The documentary premieres Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 23h30 East African Time on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.

For more information, visit this link

June 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience, Jun. 15 & 28 2014 @ National Museum & Brookehouse Respectively

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CrossCulture XC brings you the third production in its Theatre Series: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience is coming to Nairobi from the Western End in London. Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red, The Debt and Hitchcock) and Peter Morgan (director of The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, Frost/Nixon) come together once again for a performance about Queen Elizabeth II. The audience is bound to be another spectacular production with Mirren as the head of the British crown.

For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Dates and Timings
June 15th – National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
June 28th – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen
Bar and open seating from 2pm | Screening from 3pm
Cost: 2500KES

June 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Campus Film Premiere, Jun. 12 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Campus Film Premiere
Date: June 12, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: Free

Seats are available for the first 50 reservations. Please make your reservation through eventsagency@safaricom.co.ke

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: KIMC Film Week, Jun. 10-14 2014 @ Goethe Institut

KIMC film Screenings
Dates: June 10-14, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 4-8 pm
Entry: Free

June 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Soft Vengeance – Albie Sachs & the New South Africa, Jun. 9 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Soft Vengence
Date & Time: Monday 9th June at 6 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Entry: Free

Followed by a Q&A with Albie Sachs , chaired by CJ Dr. Willy Mutunga

June 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Film Premeire: An Informal Image in Five Voices, Jun. 7 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Date: Saturday 7 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

A documentary film introducing five street vendors who are members of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT).

The informal sector is part of the economy that is not monitored by any form of the government. In Kenya this sector includes about 2.5 M street vendors and hawkers, representing 7% of Kenya’s population.
The film focuses on their challenges and stories of success as they attempt to represent the informal traders and engage the local authorities in dialogue and work with them to improve their livelihoods.

Introduction and Q&A by
Abie Troen, producer of the film and Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner
Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Film starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest

Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

June 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Screening: XC – MANET Exhibition on Screen, Jun. 7 & 8 2014 @ Brookehouse School & National Museum Respectively

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CrossCulture’s (XC) continue with their Art Series with screenings of the heralded Manet exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Dates & Venues: June 7th at Brookhouse School in Karen and June 8th at The National Museum.
Bar opens and open seating begins at 2pm; the screening starts at 3pm.

About
This was the first ever major exhibition devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. XC offers you a chance to see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation, moments usually hidden from view and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.

Tickets: Kshs 2500 available at the door on the day

You can find details on these screenings and XC’s other upcoming Art Series and Theatre Series titles by visiting XC on their Facebook: CrossCulture XC, following them on Twitter @CrossCultureXC, emailing them at xculture.info@gmail.com or phoning them at 0708 757606.

June 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Future Shorts: The World’s Biggest Short Film Festival, May 30 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

Spring Shifteye

May 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

Movie Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street – 3, May 31 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Always
Date: Saturday, 31st May 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Entry Free | Registration Required

Synopsis: The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill…

May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

TEN CITIES Screening Series: Sub-Berlin – The Story of Tresor, May 22 2014 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Sub Berlin
Date & Time: Thursday, 22th May 2014, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

A must-see flick about (Berlin) club culture history: Tilmann Künzel’s documentary SubBerlin – The Story of Tresor (2008, 89min). SubBerlin traces the history of Berlin’s famous club Tresor from its beginning in the early ‘90s to the closure of its original location in 2005.

The original Tresor was in many ways the quintessential Berlin club: located in an unrenovated vault beneath a bombed out department store, it quickly became a second home for artists like Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Blake Baxter, as well as countless German DJs. The documentary includes interviews with many of the artists that played at the venue, as well as the people that made the club happen, such as original founder Dimitri Hegemann.

The TEN CITIES Screening Series shows numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe, and will continue at Goethe-Institut and other venues.

May 19, 2014 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Screening: The Captain of Nakara, May 21 2014 @ Alliance Francaise Garden Terrace

Captain Nakara
Date: May 21 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Garden Terrace
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 50

May 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Ciné-Concert with the French Duo – The Bridge of Flavours, May 19 2014 @ Alliance

Cine Concert

May 15, 2014 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

23rd European Film Festival – Programme, Until Jun. 1 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

23rd EUFF Programme via A/F Nairobi

23rd EUFF Programme Poster via A/F Nairobi


Dates: May 13 – June 1, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: weekdays – 5.30 & 7.30 pm and weekends – 3.00, 5.30 & 7.30 pm
Entrance: Kshs 50

AUSTRIA
1. ATMEN (Breathing)
Drama – 2011 – 94 minutes | General Exhibition (GE)
Screenings: 13th May @ 5.30pm & 24th May @7.30pm

Acclaimed directorial debut from veteran Austrian actor Karl Markovics. The film is an eloquent portrait of an incarcerated teenager attempting to win parole by working at a local mortuary. To his horror and disgust, he has to handle corpses. His co-workers are bullies very like his prison warders. Yet Roman must endure this job if he is to get parole and begins to respect the solemn work of handling the dead and starts to come to terms with his own youthful crime.
Nominated for the ‘European Discovery of the Year’ at the 2011 European Film Awards and Winner of “Label Europa Cinemas”at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

BELGIUM
1. LA TÊTE LA PREMIÈRE (Headfirst)
Romance – 2012 – 89 minutes| Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 13th May @ 7.30pm & 24th May @ 3pm
Young Zoé takes to the road in search of a writer she admires. She believes that a road trip might give purpose to her life. Along the way, she meets Adrien, a young actor who is intrigued by her elusive personality and decides to follow her.

2. TURQUAZE (Turquoise)
Drama – 2010 – 96 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screening: 20th May @ 7.30pm and 30th May @ 5.30pm

The film explores the lives of immigrants who find themselves torn between two lands and cultures, with roots in neither. This moving and joyous romantic drama introduces a trio of Turkish brothers, living in Belgium, who redefine family dynamics after their father’s death

CZECH REPUBLIC
1. TMAVOMODRÝSVĚT (Dark Blue World)
War/Drama/Romance – 2011 – 112 minutes | Parental Guidance (PG)
Screenings: 14th May @5.30pm and 31st May @ 7.30pm

An epic romantic drama by the Oscar winning director, Jan Sverák. It is about two Czech pilots, serving together in the UK’s Royal Air Force during World War II, who fall in love with the same woman. The film flits between a post-war camp where Franta is a prisoner, an “enemy of the people” because he flew for the RAF during WWII, and England during the war where Franta is like a big brother to Karel, a very young pilot.

DENMARK
1. KAPRINGEN (A Hijacking)
Drama/Thriller – 2012 – 103 minutes | Parental Guidance (PG)
Screenings: 27th May @ 7pm – Ciné-Café and 1st June @ 7.30pm

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

2. JAGTEN (The Hunt)
Drama – 2013 – 115 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 14th May @7.30pm, 22nd May @5.30pm and 30th May @ 7.30pm

A powerful story of a man wrongly accused of child abuse. Lucas leads a contented life in a small town. A teacher by training, he has been left jobless by the closing of the local school. He now works in a daycare, looking after kids during the day and drinking with their parents in the evening. Everything changes, however, when — in a moment of anger — one of Lucas’ charges tells the daycare owner he sexually abused her.
Winner of the ‘Best Actor’ Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the ‘Best Screenwriter’ Award at the 2012 European Film Awards

FRANCE
1. 9 MOIS FERME (9 months stretch)
Comedy – 2013 – 82 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 15th May @ 5.30pm and 25th May @ 7.30pm

The film tells the story of a morally upright judge; Ariane Felder, who discovers she is pregnant by a criminal wanted for murder. Ariane can’t remember a thing and tries to find out what could possibly have happened.
Winner of the 2014 César Awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay

2. LE PONT DES SAVEURS (The Brige of Flavors)
Screening: 19th May @ 7pm – CINE-CONCERT

The French duo ‘Bridge of Flavours’ made up of saxophonist, Julien Petit and pianist, Guillaume Cherpitel, present a Ciné-Concert. The magic of live musical performance set to silent films from the early 20th century including ‘Paris qui dort’ (Paris Asleep) by René Clair and ‘Le voyage dans la lune’ (A trip to the moon) by Georges Méliès, comes to stage.
Following the success of the Oscar winning film “The Artist’, the two musicians started experimenting with silent films and through jazzy compositions influenced by African music, salsa, soul, rock and funk, the duo invite you to rediscover the special alchemy from the very early days of cinema.

GERMANY
1. BARBARA
Drama – 2012 – 105 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screening: 15th May @ 7.30pm and 31st May @ 5.30pm

A psychological and political thriller set in1980s East Germany. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR. Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape. Barbara waits, keeping to herself. Working as a paediatric surgeon under her new boss Andre, she is attentive when it comes to the patients, but quite distanced toward her colleagues. But Andre confuses her with his confidence in her professional abilities, his caring attitude, his smile. Is she under surveillance? Is he in love? But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, over her plans?
Silver Bear for Best Director at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (2012)

GREECE
1. ΝΎΦΕΣ(Brides)
Drama/ Romance – 2004 -128 Minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 12th May @ 6.30pm, 20th May @5.30pm and 24th May @5.30pm

Set in the turbulent social and political climate of 1922, Brides tells the story of 700 young women, some of them teenagers, from Greece, Russia, Turkey and Armenia, who were loaded on a ship heading for New York. They were proxy brides carrying a wedding gown and a photograph of their future husbands. The film illuminates the migrant experience through a moving tale of love, duty and sacrifice.
2004: Greek State Film Awards for Best Film

2. Ο ΒΥΣΣΙΝΌΚΗΠΟΣ (Cherry Orchard)
Drama – 2000 – 141 minutes | Parental Guidance (PG)
Screenings: 16th May @ 5.30pm and 28th May @ 5.30pm

LyubovRanevskayaleft Russia to escape troubling memories of the death of her son. Now her family is riddled with debt and Lyubov and her teenaged daughter have come home to the family estate looking for a way to pay their bills. Much to their dismay, the Ranevskayas are forced to sell their land to a crude businessman who intends to build a housing development in what was once the family’s cherry orchard.

ITALY
1. LA GRANDE BELLAZA (The Great Beauty)
Drama/ Comedy – 2013 – 142 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 16th May @ 7.30pm, 26th May @ 7.30pm and 1st June @ 3pm

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Winner of the 2014 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film, the 2014 Bafta Award for the Best not in the English Language

NETHERLANDS
1. DE MARATHON (The Marathon)
Comedy/ Sport-Drama – 2012 – 107 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 17th May @ 3pm and 28th May @ 7.30pm

For four disillusioned men there is more at stake than merely finishing the Rotterdam marathon.
Gerard, Leo, Kees and Nico – four friends born and bred in Rotterdam – work side by side in Gerard’s garage, but business has suffered a down-turn. Through Youssoef, the foursome comes up with the inspired idea to get a sponsor and take part in the Rotterdam Marathon in order to save the garage from going under. In the midst of all the preparations for this ultimate run and the saving of the garage, there is actually more at stake for the four guys than just getting to the finish…

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
1. TIGRE V MESTE (Tigers in the City)
Comedy/Drama – 2012 – 90 minutes |Above 18(+18)
Screenings: 17th May @ 5.30pm and 29th May @ 5.30pm

Three friends about to turn 30 call themselves animal names: BADGER, HYENA and PIGEON. They like to spend time together in their favorite bar in the Bratislava city Zoo, but they all feel that something is missing – they starve for a soul mate for life. After years of fantasizing about a woman’s voice on the radio, Badger finally decides to meet her. Badger’s life takes an unexpected twist, when his friends discover, that a man is trying to kill him. The man is a Russian ex-hit-man hired to kill Badger for his extensive zeal as a state prosecutor, working against local mafia. At the same time, the killer happens to be the husband of the radio speaker, with whom Badger just started a romance. The circle is closed. Now it’s not only a question of falling in love anymore. It’s about staying alive

SPAIN
1. BLANCANIEVES
Drama/Fantasy – 2012 – 104 minutes
Screenings: 23rd May @7.30pm and 29th May @7.30pm

Set in southern Spain in 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. It is a silent-movie melodrama version of Snow White and the Sven Dwarfs. Carmen is the beautiful daughter of a once dashingly handsome bullfighter, now a widower and invalid, married to a scheming nurse. After her stepmother’s bungled murder plan, Carmen is discovered in the woods by a travelling band of bullfighting dwarfs who discover Carmen’s extraordinary talent for bullfighting.
Winner of the 2013 European Film Award for the Best Costume Designer and the 2013 Goya Awards for Best Film, Best New Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song

2. LAS AVENTURAS DE TADEO JONES (The Adventures of Tad Jones)
Animation/Adventure/Comedy – 2012 – 92 minutes
Screenings: 18th May @3pm and 31st May @3pm

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon… in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara are waiting for the famous professor to crack the code. Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon, but Max has secretly betrayed the Professor by teaming up with the evil Kopponen and his shady Odysseus corporation. Time for Tad to step up.
Winner of the 2013 Goya Award for the Best Animation Film and Best New Director

SWEDEN
1. HIMLENÄROSKYLDIGTBLÅ (Behind Blue Skies)
Drama – 2010- 110minutes | Above 18(+18)
Screenings: 17th May @ 7.30pm and 26th May @ 5.30pm

Martin escapes his alcoholic father for the summer job of his life at the exclusive Royal Yacht Club in the idyllic archipelago of Stockholm in 1975. He meets true love for the first time and is being groomed by Gösta, a playboy in the centre of high society. Martin is inevitably drawn into one of the greatest scandal of all times in Swedish crime history.

SWITZERLAND
1. LES GRANDES ONDES (Longwaves)
Comedy – 2013 – 85 minutes | Above16 (+16)
Screenings: 18th May @ 5.30pm and 22nd May @ 7.30pm

It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.

UNITED KINGDOM
1. NEXT GOAL WINS
Comedy – 2014 – 90minutes | General Exhibition (GE)
Screenings: 18th May @ 7.30pm and 25th May@ 5.30pm

NEXT GOAL WINS is a hilarious and moving exploration of what it really means to be a winner in life.

ACP-EU
1. THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA
Comedy/Romance – 2012 – 87 minutes | Parental Guidance (PG)
Screenings: 21st May @ 7pm – Ciné Café and 25th May @ 3pm
Director: Bob Nyanja. Starring : Bernard Safari, ShirlenWanjari, Charles Kiarie

Afraid of losing the woman of his dreams, Muntu, a small fry criminal, pretends to own a profitable market stall. His honest attempts to turn his lies into reality fail, due to the ubiquitous local corruption. Impersonated as “Captain of Nakara”, wearing a stolen military uniform, Muntu manages to succeed in defending his rights, his happiness – and ends up elected as Kwetu’s president!

2. VIVA RIVA!
Drama/Thriller – 2010 – 98 minutes |Above 18(+18)
Screenings: 23rd May @ 5.30pm and 1st June @ 5.30pm

Set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The efforts of an ‘operator’ named Riva to obtain a secret cache of valuable petrol bring him up against the local crime boss – and his beautiful girlfriend.

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