Back for the 4th year in South Africa The European Film Festival will be taking over Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. There are films from 12 countries on show from the 5th to the 14th of May.
Ireland and Croatia are featuring films for the first time and “each film reflects the skills and takes on the world of filmmakers who are not limited by national borders.” The first feature is American Honey, “an award-winning British-made road movie set in America’s mid-west, is as much a magical mystery tour into Americana as it is a coming-of-age drama.”
2017 presents a mixture of themes which touches on real issues such as family dynamics and animal rights for example. It’s a step away from conventional cinema and also allows audiences to learn the culture, experience what is going on in a different society and appreciate the skills and talents of the international community.
The festival features an exciting programme of award-winning comedy, comedy, drama and documentary films where we see work like Strike a Pose which “is a Dutch documentary exploration of Madonna’s men, the male dancers who served to consolidate the pop icon’s message and status as an outspoken advocate for LGBT-rights.
The European Film Festival is coordinated by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, hosted by Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, and organised in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and 12 other European cultural agencies or embassies in South Africa, presenting in May 2017, a diverse range of EU Member States cultural events.