VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL
The beginning of June will see the return of the Valletta Film Festival for its second edition, organised by the Film Grain Foundation.
Over forty international films will have their Maltese premieres during the festival, which will be held from the 3rd till the 11th June at various open-air venues around Valletta.
The opening night will take place at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, with the local premiere of Inhebbek Hedi, a Tunisian film by Mohammed Ben Attia. At the ceremony, the two main actors of the film, Majd Mastoura – winner of Best Actor at the 66th International Berlin Film Festival – and Rym Ben Messaoud will be present to launch proceedings.
One of the highlights for this year is the attendance of Sir Alan Parker, director of Midnight Express, Evita and The Life of David Gale. Seven feature films, seven documentaries and 26 short films will be competing for the Triton Awards in Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.
Other sections include films from the Middle East, films from and about islands and a retrospective by Terry Gilliam.
Tickets are available from the Valletta Film Festival website. Festival passes which allow access to all the screenings, master classes and events are also on sale.
Click here to view the programme.