Powerful films explore European identity at Malta’s Summer Cinema

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The Summer Cinema is showing two original films inspired by the European identity. Directed by established filmmakers, the new films present incisive and stirring interpretations of the worldviews adopted by European millennials today.

The Key, directed by Valerie Muller and Angelin Preljocaj, is a subtle nod to the overlap of cultures across the old continent and drives the viewer fast through absorbing scenes that go from dramatic to tender, with a few comical cuts, too.

Executive Creative Director Babak Hosseiny says that the film talks directly to the generation that is building Europe and describes The Key as symbolic of the future of the Union.

EUandME poster - The Key[3557]

The Shape has a darker, more abstract character. Directed by Jaco van Dormael, the intense film rotates around Paul Éluard’s thought-provoking poem, Liberté and makes a strong argument about the foundations of a typical European community. Van Dormael said that the entire production was “poetic” and has the power to convey different meanings to different people.

EUandME poster - The Shape[3556]

The free open-air Summer Cinema is the perfect setting to enjoy these two intriguing films.

The event is touring different towns in Malta and Gozo and will also feature other classic cinematic gems, every Friday evening until the 6th September, excluding the 16th August.

The screening schedule is available on vallettafilmfestival.com.

The Key and The Shape are part of a unique series of seven films by #EUandME, a European Commission initiative.

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