From this Thursday, April 7, through April 17, Film Fest DC, now in its 25th year, will premier more than 70 independent films from all over the world. The geographic focus of this year’s festival will be New South Korean Cinema and Nordic Lights: The Old and The New, a veritable celluloid smorgasbord of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Film Fest organizers have also chosen a handful of films that deal with social justice issues (Justice Matters). A special section called Global Rhythms will feature music films.
Beyond South Korea and Scandinavia, Film Fest DC will be giving movie lovers the chance to glimpse the latest films from Germany, Poland, Japan, Iran, China, India, Czech Republic, Panama, and more. The opening film – Potiche, a French-Belgian comedy featuring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu – will be shown at the Lincoln Theatre and will be followed by a gala reception.
More information on tickets, times, and participating cinemas is available on the Film Fest DC website.