Film Swar to showcase films at Notte Bianca 2013
The Malta Film Commission together with The Malta Film Network will be showcasing a number of short films produced and directed by young talented filmmakers during Notte Bianca 2013.
Film Swar will further enhance local audience’s appreciation towards the capabilities of Maltese filmmakers and generate awareness and support for the growth of an indigenous film industry. In addition the highlights of the night will include the screening of ‘The Battle of Malta’ which was produced by MayaVision International for the BBC. Historian James Holland presents a fresh analysis of the World War Two battle for the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta.
This will then be followed by one of the earliest feature films shot in Malta, ‘Tell England’, the 1931 film based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Raymond. The story features two young men joining the army, and taking part in the fighting at Gallipoli. The director's father Herbert Asquith was Prime Minister at the time of the Gallipoli Landings, a fact which drew much press attention to the film. Filming in Malta took place at Għajn Tuffieħa, Mġiebaħ and Marsaxlokk where the tragic scenes of the landings at Gallipoli where filmed. Film Swar will also be paying special tribute to legendary Italian film director and scriptwriter Federico Fellini.
Screenings will be projected on the St John’s Bastions in Ordance Street starting at 19:00h. Films will be shown all night and include ‘Katrina’ directed by Eleonora Rose Abela, ‘Magdalene’ directed by Rebecca Cremona, ‘The Medic’ directed by Ray Mizzi, ‘Tele-Monkey’ directed by Martin Bonnici, ‘Rokna’ directed by Chris Zarb, ‘Reflections in the Emerald Isle’ directed by Mark Magro, ‘Blown Away’ directed by Matthew Muscat Drago, ‘The Phoenicians’ directed by Chris and Maurice Micallef, ‘The Battle for Malta’ directed by Aaron Young (MayaVision International), ‘Tell England’ directed by Anthony Asquith and Geoffrey Barkas, ‘Valletta, Bulwark of the Last Crusade’ directed by Abigail Mallia (Take2), ‘Il Lungo Viaggio (Federico Fellini)’ from the La Fondazione Federico Fellini, ‘The Tal-Qadi Stone’ directed by Chris and Maurice Micallef, and ‘Daqqet Ix-Xita’ directed by Kenneth Scicluna.
This event is free of charge.