Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce the first edition of Summer Cinema, a touring cinema concept around Malta and Gozo.
Starting on Friday 2 August 2019, the foundation will be screening five classic gems at various open-air venues around the islands. The first film, the award-winning film Il Postino will the shown at Wied iż-Żurrieq in the area close to Torri Xutu that was recently restored by Malta Airport Foundation.
The second screening, the stop-animation film My Life as a Courgette will take place on Friday 9 August 2019 at Xlendi in Gozo.
Following a short break during the Santa Maria weekend, Summer Cinema will return on 23rd August 2019 with a tribute to the late Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli who died on 15 June 2019. His 1968 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will screen at the northern village of Mellieħa.
A week later on 30th August 2019, the Czech production Kolya, the Oscar winning Best Foreign Language Film of 1997 will screen at Saint Paul’s Bay.
The final screening for Summer Cinema 2019 will be the french animation Ernest and Celestine. The film will be shown at Malta’s old Capital City, Mdina.
Summer Cinema is supported by the Malta Council for Voluntary Organisation through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme. The official partners of the event are Campari and Cisk Pilsner. Pellikola, Kinemastik and I Can Do Things Social Media Management are supporting partners.