Pjazza San Ġorġ – 2019 Selection
Valletta Film Festival have teamed up with the Malta Airport Foundation to bring the ultimate cinematic experience. Over eight starry summer nights, Pjazza San Gorg, Valletta’s most prominent square, will be transformed into an open-air cinema. With a carefully curated selection of unmissable titles, audiences are given the chance to come together and enter the fantastical world of film…and all for FREE!
Valletta’s scenic surroundings are elevated to dizzying heights, thanks to state-of-the-art projection and surround sound. A selection of classic films, special screenings and curated short-film programmes will make up the programme.
Four films with important anniversaries in 2019 will be celebrated: ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and Kristin Scott Thomas will screen on Saturday 15 June 2019; ‘Easy Rider’ with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson will play on Sunday 16 June 2019; ‘Agora’ with Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac and Max Minghella will play on Friday 21 June 2019 and the animation ‘Coraline’ based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book will play on Saturday 22 June 2019.
Several short films will play during the week. Every evening, prior to the main screenings, the festival will showcase two marine documentaries about the islands of Comino and Filfla, which were funded by the Malta Airport Foundation. This is the first time that these two documentaries will be shown in public on a big screen.
On Monday 17 June the festival will play a selection of short films from Lebanon and on Tuesday 18th June the square will host a short-film programme from the island of Menorca.
On Wednesday 19 June 2019 there will be a special screening of an ARTE documentary Citizen Europe (The Erasmus Children). Directed by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou and Andreas Apostolidis, this film uses the Erasmus Exchange programme to examine the Europe of today.
On Thursday 20th June, the festival in collaboration with UNHCR Malta will commemorate World Refuge Day 2019with the screening of a number of short films that highlight issues that refugees and migrants face around the world.
Through their collaboration, Valletta Film Festival and the Malta Airport Foundation are offering audiences a truly unique summer experience for people of all ages.