20 August 2019, Kathmandu
The delegation of the European Union to Nepal is organizing the ‘European Union Film Festival 2019’ in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The festival will be featuring nine European films of different origins and themes that aim at building strong tradition in the years ahead with the hope of reaching out to an ever-growing number of Nepalese. The film festival has entered its eighth edition for Kathmandu while the touristic city of Pokhara will witness the festival for the second time.
The festival will be organized in Kathmandu from 24th to 26th August at Qs Cinema, Rising Mall and will be held in Pokhara from 31st August to 2nd September at the Midtown Galleria in New Road.
EU Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Venorica Cody said that “We have received a very good response from Nepali movie goers in our previous edition of the Film Festival, and we hope to receive the same level of response this year too.” Ambassador Cody further added that “the cinema can be a place where we encounter new ideas, different cultures and fresh perspectives, while it also often reminds us of how alike we really are as human beings, regardless of where we are from.”
“Culture is the heart of European Union international relations and we are always looking at ways to further encourage cultural cooperation between the European Union and Nepal. This is a powerful tool to build bridges between people, notably the young, and reinforce mutual understanding. The European Union and Nepal have had very good cultural relations since many years and I am hopeful that the film festival will help further deepen the understanding and ties between Nepal and the countries in Europe,” Ambassador Cody said.
For the film festival, three screenings will take place per day over the mentioned dates while tickets can be collected for free from the theatres on the respective screening days. The detailed screening schedule can be accessed through the website of the European Union Delegation to Nepal http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/nepal_en