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Monaco Charity film fest highlights

Briem leads 10-member jury of industry pros, students

Opening Night

“Kelin” (“Daughter-in-Law”), written/directed by Ermek Tursunov, is a story of marriage, love and family set in Kazakhstan.

Closing Night

“John Rabe” from writer/director Florian Gallenberger tells the true story of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre.

Film Tributes

Vision of Tibet: May 9 at the Hotel L’Hermitage. Feature films include “Fire Under the Snow,” “Tibet’s Cry for Freedom” and “Richard Gere Is My Hero.” There will also be a screening of “When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun,” followed by a Q&A with director/writer Dirk Simon.

Recent Brazilian Cinema: May 10 at the Hotel L’Hermitage. Feature films include “Vlado, Thirty Years Later,” “Body,” “The Day Brazil Was Here,” “Alice’s House” and “Now Boarding.”

Panels

Child Abuse and Prostitution, attended by the Brazilian ambassador to Monaco and the president of the Monaco branch of child protection agency ECPAT.

Film Financing, chaired by festival founder Vicente-Andres Zaragoza.

Tibet, chaired by Jetsun Pema, younger sister of the Dali Lama.

Jury

Icelandic actress Anita Briem leads 10-member jury of industry pros and students.

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