Its spring and the nights are getting warmer, so what better way to celebrate the season than with fine film, food and friends at the Helga's Free European Film Festival. For three nights in November in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne lovers of great international film will experience a unique smorgasbord of free cinematic delights and outdoor movies.
The outdoor cinema experience in Brisbane and Sydney will display the films on a magnificent 16m x 8m inflatable movie screen. In Melbourne film goers will experience the Astor Theatre renowned for its art-deco charm.
The European cinema experience is unparalleled for its exhilarating and sociable atmosphere, and this FREE festival is a great way to kick-start the summer season.
Audiences will be entertained by three foreign films from Italy, Germany and France.
* Days and Clouds is an Italian film directed by Silvio Soldini and tells the story of a disintegrating marriage straining under the pressure of unemployment.
* German film The Edge of Heaven follows characters through Germany and Turkey and how they individually deal with the notion of death.
* French comedy Welcome to the Sticks makes light of French regional stereotypes and has met huge international acclaim.
Register online at www.HelgasFilmFestival.com.au to receive a FREE Helga's sandwich pack on the night. So bring a blanket or hire a backrest and celebrate a continental evening of outdoor cinema at the Helga's European Film Festival.
Helga's European Film Festival schedule:
Brisbane City Botanical Gardens
Thursday 6 November Days & Clouds [Italian] (M)
Friday 7 November The Edge of Heaven [German] (M)
Saturday 8 November Welcome to the Sticks [French](M)
Gate opens at 6.00pm; Film at 7.00pm
Sydney St Leonards Park, North Sydney
Thursday 13 November Days & Clouds [Italian] (M).
Friday 14 November The Edge of Heaven [German] (M)
Saturday 15 November Welcome to the Sticks [French](M)
Gate opens at 7.00pm; Film at 8.00pm
Melbourne The Astor Theatre, St Kilda
Thursday 20 November The Edge of Heaven [German] (M)
Friday 21 November Days & Clouds [Italian] (M).
Saturday 22 November Welcome to the Sticks [French](M)
Doors open at 7pm; Film at 8pm
Entry is FREE, but please arrive early as capacity at the event is limited.
The Helga's European Film Festival celebrates a continental evening of cinematic experience. This free community event will emphasize the European heritage of Helga's continental Bakehouse bread.
For more information visit: www.HelgasFilmFestival.com.au