European film festival kicks off in Nairobi

The annual European Film Festival is here in Kenya again for the 28th year.

This year’s festival, which started yesterday and ends on May 26, will screen 57 films originating from 20 European countries and Kenya. Dialogue will be in the original languages of the films, with English subtitles for the non-English-language films.

The films will be screened at different parts of Nairobi, including at IMAX and Arfa Lounge at 20th Century, ANGA IMAX at Diamond Plaza, August 7th memorial park, Alchemist, Dagoz, Artist Bar, Alliance Française, Dagoz Artist Bar, German School Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Huipala Rooftop Hub, Maasai Mbili and Creatives Garage.

EU Ambassador to Kenya Stefano Dejak said the films provide a window into the diversity of people’s lives in Europe. He said the wide variety on offer means there is something to appeal to all tastes and ages.

Last year’s festival featured 40 films from 21 countries, and had question and answer sessions with filmmakers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and popular virtual reality screenings. The festival was attended by over 4,000 people.

The festival will be open to the general public, except on the opening and closing nights. For public screenings, entry will be free of charge. The festivalwill include special engagements with invited industry professionals. 

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