Tickets to an international film to be screened at Groningen’s Forum this week have sold out.
Forum will be participating in European Cinema Night 2023, an EU programme supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and Europa Cinemas.
This initiative aims to bring Europe closer to its citizens by celebrating the richness and diversity of European film culture through free screenings across the continent. Forum will be one of 85 cinemas from the network of Europa Cinema that will participate in this year’s edition. Each cinema has selected a European film based on the interests of their audiences, to provide a tailored cinematic experience.
The movie 20,000 Especies de Abejas (20,000 Species of Bees) will be screened in Groningen this Wednesday.
According to Forum the film shows that language can be everything.
“Especially for eight-year-old Aitor, who is spending a summer in the Basque Country with his mother. There is no masculine or feminine word gender in Basque, which suits Aitor – also called Cocó – well. Aitor doesn’t feel like Aitor or Cocó at all, but he doesn’t know how he feels,” Forum said on the event website.
“The eight-year-old confides these doubts to mother, grandmother and friends, but not everyone knows how to deal with them well. How can a mother deal with her child’s search for identity if she still has to deal with her own ambivalent upbringing?” it said.
The movie is in Spanish and Basque but has English subtitles.
At the Forum, De Filmkrant journalist Hugo Emmerzael will introduce the film and will then host a discussion with the audience about it’s theme when the movie is over.
For more information you can visit the event page here.