THE embassies of the Ibero-American community this week announced that they will once again be hosting an Ibero- American Film Festival in Windhoek.
The Ibero-American community of embassies consists of Brazil, Cuba, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela. The film festival will be held in collaboration with the embassies of Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Uruguay based in Pretoria.
This fifth edition of the film festival will be held from 8th to 13th this month at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), with one or two movie screenings per day at 17h30 and 19h30. The movies will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles.
“Like last year, some of the participating embassies have organised an exhibition of representative works and images of each country. This exhibition will also take place at the FNCC. This is an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the Ibero-American culture and history through its high quality movie industry,” the Spanish Embassy noted in a statement this week.
The movies will be screened as follows: O Pátio das Cantigas (Portugal) on Monday August 8th 19h00; O som ao redor (Brazil) on Tuesday August 9th 17h30; Colombian movie on Tuesday August 9th 19h30; Quince años y un día (Spain) on Wednesday August 10th 17h30; Peruvian movie on Wednesday August 10th 19h30; Bras Cuba’s posthumous memoirs (Mexico) on Thursday August 11th 17h30, Uruguayan movie on Thursday August 11th 19h30, Azú, soul of a princess (Venezuela) on Friday August 12th 17h30 and El Benny (Cuba) on Saturday 13th August 18h00 The entrance to all the movies is free of charge.
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