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Feast of genre

Himalayan News service


The golden chance for all movie buffs to watch great movies that did not reach our movie theatres has arrived. The sixth British Film Festival will be in town from January 15 to 19. The festival organised by the British Council will screen five movies at the Gopi Krishna Cinema.

The movies have been selected to match the taste of Nepali audience covering a wide range of genre like drama, romance, war, and family comedy. The festival is for everyone who loves movies.

According to John Fry, Country Manager of British Council, the movie Joyeux Noel is an exception this time as it is rather a European movie than British. At a press meet organised on January 12 he said, “The movie has been included as it contains a relevant and good message for Nepal. The movie shows how humanity and human values override political division. I believe Nepali viewers will like it.”

There will be one screening everyday at 6:30 pm. Entry tickets, which are free, are available at the British Council reception, Lainchaur, and also at the venue on the day of the show. The festival will be travelling to Pokhara and screenings will be held from January 26 to 28 at the local Shree Krishna Cinema hall. This is the second year that the festival will be held in Pokhara too. Hotel Rwanda, The Mistress of Spices and Nanny McPhee will be screened there.

The film festival is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Radisson and Water Communication and supported by The British Embassy and Gopi Krishna Cinema.

Ace-ing it

KATHMANDU: The Ace Institute of Management is celebrating its bi-annual fest ‘Ace Day’ on January 13. The institute describes Ace Day as a platform of interaction between students and business executives.

With participants from some of the major business and corporate houses of Nepal, the organisers say that the interaction will be purely on a fun level whereby managers and business executives from corporate houses and will be participating with the institute’s students.

The competition is divided into four categories namely Quizophrenia: Business Quiz, Zero dB: Dumb Charades, MAD ADS and Press Conference.

Labelled as a chance for students to interact with the movers and shakers of corporate Nepal, it is also for those from the corporates to show off their fun side. — HNS


• Jan 15: Hotel Rwanda

• Jan 16: The Mistress of Spices

• Jan 17: Nanny McPhee

• Jan 18: Vera Drake

• Jan 19: Joyeux Noel