21 Ways to ruin a Marriage, and many more
Fourteen countries in the European Union have clubbed together to bring a selection of their most memorable films to Windhoek for a week-long bonanza of European. Going under the label EUNIC, the cluster of National Institutes for Culture was formed in 2006. Today it has 32 members from 27 countries. The members work in the arts, language, youth, education, science, inter-cultural dialogue and development. This week, the EUNIC Cluster Namibia announced the 3rd EUNIC Film Festival in Windhoek from 10 to 17 September 2014.
The 2014 festival will screen 14 movies from 14 European countries on the wide ranging topic of “Celebrating Heroes”. It will be officially opened on Wednesday, 10 September, at 18:00 at the Diogo Cão Language Centre at the Windhoek International School with a comedy from Finland titled “21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage”. Films will be screened at the cinema of the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), at the Goethe Centre Windhoek, at the Diogo Cão Language Centre at the Windhoek International School, and for the first time this year at the Katutura Community Arts Centre (KCAC). With two screenings per night at 18:00 and 20:00, flick fans can look forward to a versatile and entertaining programme of feature and documentary films from Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
As in previous years, all screenings are free of charge. A detalied programme is available on the website of the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.
EUNIC Cluster Namibia comprises Alliance Française, British Council, Camões Institute represented by Diogo Cão Language Centre, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Goethe Zentrum Windhoek as well as the Embassies of Finland and Spain. For the 2014 festival, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia are also represented through their diplomatic missions in South Africa. The EUNIC Film Festival is facilitated by the collaboration of the European Union Delegation to Namibia.