European Film Festival in Myanmar


In these days, until 27 September 2016, the European Film Festival is being held in Myanmar, and this year, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian movies are joining for the first time.

This year’s festival takes place in Yangon, Myanmar, from 16-27 September 2016 and is the 25th of its kind. This year, 15 films from a dozen European countries are shown: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Together, they show a glimpse of the continent’s multifaceted culture, history and humour, with social dramas, family stories, coming-of-age tales and a great history film, plus two thrillers.

Screenings are twice a day, at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, except for the children’s films: two very poetic animated films and two fictional movies with young heroes from Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Switzerland will be shown at Yangon Gallery, People’s Park.

Free tickets for the films are available at Nay Pyi Taw Cinema before the screenings on a first- come-first-served basis. All films are in original language with English subtitles, and all will be shown twice during the festival period, except for the four children’s films. They will be screened only once each, on September 24-25, at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.

Source: Myanmar Times

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Maria Jønsson is a journalist trainee working at ScandAsia from 1 August 2016 till February 2017.

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