The Minister of Culture and Sports, H.E. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali opened the European Drive-In Film Festival together with attending European ambassadors, on Thursday evening 26th November.
The Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar, H.E. Anders Bengtcén, welcomed all guests by saying:
“Culture plays a fundamental role in the relations between people and countries, bridging communication and building integrated communities to support openness and mutual understanding”.
The film festival takes place from November 26th to November 28th at the Doha Festival City’s new VIP parking. The residents and citizens in Qatar can, during the course of three days, enjoy foreign-language films with English subtitles from nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. It is an initiative where guests can share a safe yet exciting cinematic experience and sense cultural togetherness. The categories of the movies range from family, to drama and comedy.
The festival opens with the premiere screening of the Swedish contribution called ‘The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,’ a drama-comedy about a man who had a very rich life and who did not want to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Tickets have been offered free of charge to the general public. All tickets have been booked, which is a testament to the cultural interest amongst Qatar’s citizens and residents alike, and a great showcase of community spirit.
Source: Press Release
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