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Posted On: 27 July 2010 03:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Hollywood blockbusters for children’s film fest

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For four days children will be glutted with latest blockbuster computer animated films during this year’s ‘Children’s Film Festival’ organised by the Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Co in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage. “In line with the Cultural Ministry’s annual children’s film festival, we will be screening four films from July 28 to 31 at The Mall and Landmark,” said Mohsen El Mokadem, General Manager, Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Co. Speaking during a press meet yesterday at Qatar Cinema office, El Mokadem said he is confident the festival will attract more audience since the films scheduled have all been successful in Hollywood. The films include ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Shrek Forever After’, ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Despicable Me’ which were all released this year. Loosely based on one of the series of books set on the Viking world by British author Cressida Cowell, coming-of-age animated film “How to Train Your Dragon” has won universal acclaim since its release in March this year for its dramatic depth and poignant retelling of bravery and friendship between man and animal. “Shrek Forever After” is the fourth instalment of the Shrek series and has attained commercial success having been the top film in the US and Canada for three consecutive weeks. The recently released “Toy Story 3” is currently one of the top grosser films this year and has been hailed for being clever, hilarious, emotionally satisfying and with a touch of humanity very rare to find in an animated film. The latest among the four films, “Despicable Me” tells of the change of a super-villain caused by the innocent love of three orphan girls he plans to use as captives for a big scheme. Entry is free for children and their parents. To start tomorrow, the four-day festival will feature one film every day in three shows scheduled at 2.30pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm at The Mall and Landmark. Jamal Fayez, Assistant Head of Festival Affairs Office at the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage encouraged the public to take part in the event which gives chance for children and families to enjoy summer.