La Mostra Film Festival is back in 2023 from the 19th to the 29th of October for its 38th edition. This festival, founded in 1980, was created with a mission to centralize Mediterranean film production. Over the years, it became a cultural cornerstone in the region.

Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani is a film festival that takes place in València and focuses on the audiovisual production of the Mediterranean geographical and cultural field. The vision is to create a long-lasting cultural project that firmly establishes the significance of cultural events for the city. This festival is not just for cinema experts; it is for everyone who loves the art of film. It serves as a meeting point for both the audience and creators, offering a meticulously curated programme that showcases high-quality films not typically found in mainstream theatres.

This year’s selection contains positions such as:

Deserts by Faouzi Bensaïdi – In southern Morocco, two petty thieves embark on a quest to collect overdue loans from struggling villagers, but their lives take an unexpected turn when they encounter a unique bandit.

Fireworks by Giuseppe Fiorello – A poignant portrayal of two young men drawn to each other amidst the backdrop of 1982 Sicily’s deeply entrenched prejudices and traditional values.

The Wedding Parade by Sevinaz Evdike – In the shadow of the Syrian border, a young woman’s impending wedding faces a stark choice as the spectre of war looms, forcing her family to confront a heart-wrenching decision.

And many more films subtitled in Spanish and English!

So, mark your calendars for the 10 days of Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani, where the beauty and depth of Mediterranean cinema come to life. You simply cannot miss out on this cinematic journey that celebrates the essence of the Mediterranean region.

 You can find out more about the programme and buy tickets on the official website of the festival:

 Report by Konrad Leśniak

Article copyright ’24/7 Valencia’

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