Goethe-Institut to arrange 2nd screening of WCF awarded films23 February 2021
Entertainment Report :
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, with the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), is proud to announce the second screening of WCF awarded films in the series titled Berlinale Spotlight World Cinema Fund in South Asia. The event is simultaneously available in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The series continues to showcase outstanding international productions in the next four months. Each streaming session will be followed by a live QA Talk with the filmmakers moderated by award-winning auteur director Kamar Ahmad Simon from Bangladesh. Kamar himself has been awarded with WCF for his upcoming film Shikolbaha (Iron Stream). All the films have been carefully picked from more than two hundred WCF awarded films. The selected bundle, curated by Sara Afreen and the WCF, has already been in official selection of many international festivals and made notable audience reception for their cinematic brilliance.
The second film is Pendular, a film by Brazilian
director Julia Murat. It is a winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017 (Panorama) and Audience Award at the AFI Fest 2017. The film opens for streaming on February 26 at 3:00pm and is available for viewers until February 27 at 3:00pm. World Cinema Fund (WCF) is a prestigious initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, along with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, the support of the Creative Europe/Media Programme, the Secretariat of ACP Group of States and further support of the Goethe Institut.
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh is co-hosting the event with different other Goethe-Instituts of South-Asian region in their network.