So. Africa hosts fest

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South Africa is hosting a free film festival sponsored by the European Union and cinema chain Cinema Nouveau to showcase European films.

The festival includes one entry from each of the 14 EU member states represented in South Africa, and includes some of the boldest and best new works to emerge from contemporary European cinema. EU rep at the Swedish Embassy, Ulrika Soneson, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the EU and South Africa to merge and encourage cultural exchanges.”

The screenings, being held in Pretoria and Cape Town, end mid-June.

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