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The tenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi will be on the 30-May as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. This session will pay homage to Manoel de Oliveira, the oldest film director in the World that died last month at 106 years-old and was still directing several films every year. We will show his first film from 1931, and one of his latest, along with two other shorts:
– I’m From Over There (Brazil, 2014, Sansara Buriti)
– I’ll See You When You Get There (Guinea-Bissau, 2005, Filipe Henriques)
– Labor on the Douro River (Portugal, 1931, Manoel de Oliveira)
– Blind Man’s Buff (Portugal, 1994, Manoel de Oliveira)
Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.
2015 marks the 24th anniversary of the Festival. The identity of European cinema has been evolving with local, national and global influences shaping the aesthetics.
The Festival presents 22 critically acclaimed European films from 15 European countries and 2 ACP countries showing a multi-cultural 21st century Europe with enriching, educating and entertaining content.
Cinema Japan: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 2), Apr. 25 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.
Date: Saturday, 25th April 2015
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Registration Required | Entry Free
Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 2)
Synopsis: Spring of 1959. Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) still thinks of Hiromi (Koyuki) who took off without a word, while living with Junnosuke (Suga Kenta), a boy Hiromi left in his care. At Suzuki Auto, where Suzuki Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) and his wife Tomoe (Yakushimaru Hiroko) live, Mutsuko (Horikita Maki) is established enough to stand on her own two feet. Then the Suzukis gain a new family member – their relatives’ daughter whom they are going to look after. To Chagawa, Junnosuke’s biological father, Kawabuchi, comes to take back his son. In order to keep Junnosuke with him, the father imposes conditions upon him to give the boy a decent life. To secure a stable life and also to prove himself to Hiromi, Chagawa starts writing again to win the Akutagawa award, a once abandoned
You are cordially invited to the April film screening of LICENSE TO KILL FILM SERIES, with the Romanian cynical comedy “THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU” this Saturday, April 18th 2015, starting at 8 pm, followed by an After-Party with DJ duo The Vinegar Strokes. This is all taking place at THE POOL HOUSE GARDEN IN KYUNA. (see directions below).
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
A cynical comedy about a 63 year-old lonely alcoholic who is driven from hospital to hospital in the middle of the night to treat his apparent nausea when it is actually something else. This Romanian masterpiece by director Cristi Puiu won 25 international awards including Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2005.
THE POOL HOUSE GARDEN KIBAGARE WAY, KYUNA
Directions: From Sarit Center, go up Lower Kabete road through Kyuna until you get to a yellow barrier (there will be a Kindergarten on your left). Go though the barrier and over 4 bumps, you will arrive at a T-junction, take a left and another left into Kibagare Way (you will see signs for Mexican Embassy & Zimbabwe High Commission), count 8 gates on the right hand side & you’re there.
Please feel free to bring Kikoys, blankets and/or pillow to sit on. Food and drinks will be on sale by Aqueous and Wok U like. Tickets are 500 Khs in advance and 700 Khs at the door. To RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 0716 164 656 with your name and number of tickets.
For this edition of #PAWAFilmForum, Pawa254 will screen the award winning documentary film ‘As Old As My Tongue – The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude’ by Screen Station Productions with Busara Promotions in celebration of her 2nd anniversary.
The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.
An intimate portrait of living legend Bi Kidude, probably the oldest singer on the world stage today. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence. The island’s music is its most potent expression.
Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.
As Old As My Tongue reveals the dramatic contrasts in the life of this iconic musician and features a classic soundtrack spanning one hundred years of Swahili music.