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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.
Kenyans Please Step Aside
Kenyans have jubilated that at last action has been taken and that corrupt officials have stepped aside. Heartstrings hilariously will show what happens after the whole country of Kenya has stepped aside.
This is a Heartstrings Entertainment production
Films in Portuguese with English sub-titles
THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7pm – ‘NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS’ by Kleber Mendonça Filho 2012, 2h11
Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Recife takes an unexpected turn on the arrival of a private security firm. Its presence brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘A DOG’S WILL’ by Guel Arraes, 2000, 1h44
Comedy about the escapades of the cowardly João Grilo and the sly Chicó, poor but resourceful guys who make their slim livelihood by fooling and cheating people.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 7.30pm – ‘ME, YOU, THEM’ by Guel Arraes 2000, 1h44
A true story that comically portrays the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, all of whom live in the same house in a poor and arid village in the Brazilian Northeast.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘LISBELA AND THE PRISONER’ by Jayme Monjardim 2003, 1h46
A tale of love and larceny as a young woman engaged to marry her well-meaning boyfriends suddenly develops second thoughts having met a traveling showman.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS’ by Cecilia Amado 2011, 1h36
This beautiful film follows the dreams and adventures of a gang of street kids. They survive together based on brotherhood and discover love when a young orphan girl joins them.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES’ by Marcelo Gomes 2005, 1h39
Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape. A salesman who fled Germany to avoid being drafted in WWII and a rural Brazilian who becomes his assistant.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘LOWER CITY’ by Sérgio Machado 2005, 1h38
Lifelong friendship between two men is threatended on the arrival of Karina, a dancer and a prostitute.
Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box
Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.
It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).