The Covid-19 pandemic took away all the possibilities of the cinema, people had to broadcast movies or TV series. However, the European Film Festival is gradually bringing back the theater experience, announcing a hybrid event next month.
The event is expected to take place from October 13 to 23 in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This year, the theme of the 9th European Film Festival – “Innocence and beyond” – will explore innocence – not only as a legal concept, but as a human quality.
According to festival co-director Magdalena Reddy, the festival will continue to cater to its audiences and followers who have grown accustomed to the ease of watching films in the comfort of their own homes, as well as catering to those who long to return to the world. the complete movie experience.
The festival will screen 16 award-winning films from Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain and France, including eight directed by women, including two outstanding films through the eyes of children in Little mom and a playground.
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Little mom by French director Céline Sciamma focuses on friendship and family, while Playground will look back on the emotions and experiences of school bullying from a child’s perspective.
After two Oscar nominations, the audience will have the opportunity to see Joachim Trier’s picture The worst person in the world – co-production of Norway, France, Denmark and Sweden – about a young woman’s search for love.
Viewers will be able to watch Erik Poppe’s Swedish film, Emigrants – an epic drama about a poor family that emigrated from Sweden to the United States in the 1800s.
On a lighter note, Good bossa Spanish film directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, it’s a hilarious satirical comedy about the indignities of working life with the questionable innocence of Javier Bardem in the spotlight.
With more films on the theme, each film will be screened at both The Zone Steer-Kinekor in Johannesburg and The Labia in Cape Town.
*Compiler Letaba Malatsi.
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