The Directorate of Art and Culture will organise ‘Yuva Pratibhotsav 2018’ (Yuva Sangeet Sammelan) on August 18 (3.15 p.m. onwards) and 19 (9.30 a.m. onwards) at Black Box, Kala Academy, Panaji. Young performers in Indian Classical Music and dance from Goa and outside Goa are invited to perform.
About the Film: Its summer and “Circus Dimitri” has arrived in the Realm of Children. But where are the children? “There’s nobody here”, clown Leon declares sadly, and he sets off to find them. Mysterious things happen that day, and in the night, too. The children are summoned from their invisibility. The grown-ups are confined to their own world, in the “frames”. Joyfully, the children unfurl their special powers and let their dreams become reality.
About the Film: Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game’s labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyber world.
About the Film: Dreaming of the West Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?
About the Film: In an ordinary small town, a peculiar theatre company, an assembly of antiheroes, losers, drifting aimlessly & seemingly lost in space and time, is about to put up a play inspired by classic Hollywood Westerns. Guided by a disillusioned director, they’ll be forced to fight their demons & overcome prejudices about each other. As they embrace the formulas of the Western genre – the fight between good and evil and civilization taming wilderness – the actors develop unexpected bonds of friendship and begin to experience the play as a metaphor for their own destinies. Not just a play anymore, suddenly it becomes an opportunity of a lifetime to all of them.
The Department of Western Music of Kala Academy Goa is celebrating its Founder’s Day on August 21, 6 p.m. at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir. The programme consists of choir, ensemble music, piano solos, duets and Kala Academy’s Orchestra.
About the Film: Cyprus 1988. Twelve-year-old Socrates spends the hot summer days hurtling through the streets of his sleepy mountain village on his bicycle, setting off home-made firecrackers and tormenting the local residents. He wears his grandfather’s military beret with pride, dreaming of being a war hero like he once was. His carefree life comes to an abrupt end when he finds out that the family of his cousin and best friend, Marcos, are being abused by their violent father Hambo. Infuriated by this discovery, Socrates decides to put his firecracker-making skills to use. What starts as a naïve attempt to teach Hambo a lesson leads Socrates to the heart of a murder investigation and the exposure of a family secret. Confronted with a dilemma that will change his life forever, Socrates discovers the meaning of love, family loyalty and courage.
About the Film: This comedy is a story about a successful veterinary surgeon, almost 60, who tries to find a decent and painless way out of his marriage where he feels like a beast trapped in a cage. After the suicide of his father-in-law, who faced the same issues with his wife, Jan wants to control his own life again. His mother-in-law used to decide about everything in her husband’s life and she gets to decide even now, after his death, in good faith that she is doing him a favour. Jan knows very well he is on the same boat. This destructive partnership strategy is his wife’s family inheritance. His wife is also convinced that she is the one in charge of their happiness. Jan is aware of the fact that if he leaves it as it is he will meet his father-in-law fate. So he keeps testing more and more peculiar methods to liberate himself and bring back his real self. The road he eventually decides to take is quite absurd, adventurous and very uncomfortable. It is the generality of this story that is quite captive, every day it is lived by many all over the world, men […]
About the Film: Taking place in May 1945 only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million landmines that had been scattered along the West Coast by the German occupying forces. In charge of the enfeebled young men performing the dangerous task is Sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen. Like so many of his fellow Danes, he has a deep hatred for the Germans after having suffered five years of hardships during the occupation. He lets his rage rain down on the prisoners, until one day a tragic incident makes him change his view of the enemy even if it may be too late.
About the Film: Deployed on a mission in Helmand, Afghanistan, 25-year-old Thomas is heavily wounded. At the local rehabilitation centre, he meets Sofie, an ascending ballerina from the Royal Danish Ballet who is helping a relative regain strength after a long-term sickness. Thomas desperately wants to get back into the field and feels a growing impatience as he fails to progress as fast as he would like. When Sofie offers to help him with a more intense rehabilitation plan, he accepts. Despite their differences, they develop a special bond and mutual affection.
About the Film: Hugo is a music critic who discovers that his wife has been cheating on him. After moving to the countryside to rebuild his life and work on his latest book, his life is disrupted when his estranged father, Raivo, arrives on the scene. As Raivo reveals he is going to die, Hugo decides to tolerate his presence. But when Hugo meets therapist Marian, the father and son find that the direction that their lives have taken means that they are more divided than they once thought.