Wales One World Film Festival arrives in Bangor
The Wales One World Film Festival (WOW) has, since its inception in 2001, celebrated with passion and enthusiasm the many riches of world cinema.
WOW's mission has always been to create and sustain a Wales-wide travelling film festival that brings a brilliant selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales, and for the first time in their history, this March, they will be partnering with Pontio Cinema, here in Bangor between 26 March and 1 April.
As Emyr Glyn Williams, Pontio cinema co-ordinator says, "With the recent runaway success of screenings of the subtitled Korean Oscar winner PARASITE fresh in our minds, it is clearer than ever that there is a real appetite for world cinema locally and this long weekend of films offers plenty of opportunities for our audiences to discover a whole new world of stories and cinema style, with films showing from Sudan, Czechoslovakia, Kyrgyzstan, India, Italy, Bangladesh, Tibet, Peru, Japan, Germany and Tunisia. Although these films are created far from the Hollywood dream factories, they all tell powerful stories that illuminate our world and the way we live now. Stories of the dilemmas people face, the choices they make, and the consequences of those choices, in a word - emotion - surely the main subject of all great Cinema, wherever humans choose to make it!"
"Another film event that shows us how small the world really is will be our highly anticipated public lecture with graphic designer Annie Atkins. Annie is a graduate of the renowned Art Foundation Course at Coleg Menai Bangor and an Oscar-winning in-demand film artist now hard at work on the latest Wes Anderson masterpiece and we can't wait for her to share her secrets with us.
"This month's overall film programme doesn't seem to suggest any grand theme, except perhaps the wonderful and surprising variety that can be found on a cinema screen every week of the year - from the real life tales of the inspiring singers of MILITARY WIVES to the shady businessmen of DARK WATERS, and from the optimistic messages in films like 2040 and THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON to the imminent return of a certain well-known secret service agent...."
Pontio Cinema is open 7 days a week, book your seat online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office.
Full One World Wales Festival Bangor programme: https://issuu.com/pontio/docs/gwefan_pontio_one_world_films
March Sinema Pontio programme: https://issuu.com/pontio/docs/gwefan_pontio_sinema_mawrth_2020
Publication date: 2 March 2020