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"Baltic Pearl" film festival in Latvia to offer 5 film programs in 2012

BC, Riga, 22.08.2012.Print version

Annual international film festival "Baltic Pearl" marks its 20th anniversary this year with five film programs from September 14 through September 24, writes LETA.


The five film programs are: "Festival of Festivals", presenting the most bizarre – and the most acclaimed – films from various international film forums, "New Europe – New Names", the traditional "Insane Film Night", during which films will be screened from midnight to seven in the morning, "Film and Haute Couture", and the retrospective "Film Divas – Legendary Women", featuring films starring Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and others.


Altogether, the festival will offer around 56 films this year, plus lectures by film professionals as this year the festival's special guests are actress Nastassia Kinski and director Andrei Konchalovsky; the festival will also offer a retrospective of Konchalovsky's films. Also, Russian film director Renata Litvinova will present her latest film, said the festival's director general Marina Lipcenko.


The festival will open on September 14 with a concert at the Latvian National Opera, dedicated to Nino Rota and featuring music he wrote, performed by Italian vocal quartet "Le Divas" and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.


This year's festival includes the latest film sensations from the world's most prestigious film festivals – those made in 2011 and 2012 that have won awards and were praised by audiences at the Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom", Michael Haneke's "Love", several directors' collaboration "7 Days in Havana", Dardenne brothers' "The Kid with a Bike", Bernardo Bertolucci's "Me and You", Istvan Szabo's "The Door", Ken Loach's "The Angels Share", and many others.


Tickets to these and other films may be bought at "Bilesu serviss" ticket outlets.

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