EU Ambassador Daniela Tramacere (left) with Cuban Ambassador Sergio Jorge Pastranna and his wife Lilianna Wong. (Picture by Gercine Carter.)
Movie-goers were treated to a wealth of new European films and documentaries during the 11th European Film Festival, which started on May 15. The festival, which is being held in Barbados, ends on Tuesday.
Head of the Delegation of the European Union here, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, told the large audience invited to the opening night at Olympus Theatre, Sheraton Centre, Christ Church, the EU was delighted to have the opportunity to expose local film producers and others involved in the creative arts to the wealth of film-making talent from that part of the world.
It is indeed a gift since viewing of all 29 films contributed by 11 European countries and screened at Olympus Theatres and Copacabana Beach Club is free.
The opening night cocktail reception was attended by Minister of Culture John King, along with other MPs and diplomats, and there was also a wide representation of people in the arts, particularly local film-makers. (GC)