The 6th edition of the highly awaited annual Ibero-American Film Festival opens on Monday at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) cinema at 18h00 with an opening ceremony and a mood-lifting, joyful film from Portugal titled O Pátio das Cantigas (The Courtyard of Ballads).
The goal of the festival is to showcase Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese-made films. It also aims to promote intellectual and artistic communication on an international basis and especially to support the spreading of Iberian and Latin-American cinema worldwide. The Film Festival is present movies from these nine countries, in their original versions, with English subtitles, and this will be an excellent opportunity to learn about and acknowledge first-hand the Ibero-American culture and history as presented through its cinema industry. Latin American cinema is both rich and diverse, exploring social issues as well as covering important themes throughout its movies, whose significance and artistic values contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.
Screenings are every evening with the final screening on August 13 with a Cuban movie and the closing ceremony. The programme of this year’s Ibero-American film festival includes a showcase of contemporary world cinema from the participating countries. Log onto our website and social media to browse each films synopsis and take your pick of this exciting line-up of entertainment. The programme will also be available at the venue and at all participating embassies. Entrance is free. Movies screening are from Brazil, Cuba, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.