Free film screenings under the stars? Yes, please! And that is exactly what is currently on every Wednesday at the garden of the Pierides Museum thanks to the events held by the Larnaca Cinema Society. Almost all summer long, the society is organising free film nights presenting productions from around the globe.
July’s film nights begin with the 2020 action-drama Riders of Justice screened on July 6. The film will be screened in its original Danish with subtitles in Greek and it follows Markus who tries to deal with his wife’s death in a tragic train accident. It seems like an accident until a mathematics geek, who was also a passenger on the train with Markus’ teenage daughter, and his two colleagues show up.
The screenings continue on July 13 with the Belgian film Young Ahmed directed by the brother duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the brothers the award for Best Director. The film revolves around a young Muslim boy from Belgium who plots to murder his teacher in the name of religion.
Up next is the documentary Writing with Fire on India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, redefining what it means to be powerful. Having earned rave reviews, this is the first Indian feature documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
July’s final film screening, on Wednesday 27 is the comedy film It Must Be Heaven, in which filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.
Outdoor film screenings. Every Wednesday, throughout the summer. Garden of the Pierides Museum, Larnaca. 8.30pm. Greek subtitles. Free