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Movies from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East will be shown at the Panama International Film Festival (IFF) from Thursday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 17 at Multiplaza Cinepolis Complex, in the Multiplaza Mall, Punta Pacifica, Panama City and at the National and the Anita Villalaz theaters, in Casco Antiguo, Panama City’s Old Quarter.
Tickets for the festival can be bought at the Multiplaza Cinepolis lobby, the National Theater and the Anita Villalaz Theater during April 1-17. The cost of tickets per movie at the Cinepolis is $6. For the red carpet events at the National Theater the prices are: general public $10, lunettes and boxes $20; opening and closing nights (movie and party) ground floor and balconies $50 and general public $30.
The IFF in its second year is bigger and better than ever, with 60 films and more than 50 special guests who will interact with the public. The Panamanian singer and songwriter Ruben Blades will offer a questions and answers session after the showing of Dead Man Out (1989, directed by Richard Pierce) in which he played a deranged killer on death row.
Pituka Ortega Heilbron, the IFF director said that this year the festival has nine sections in which the highlights are: Ibero American Panorama, Central American Stories, International Documentary and tribute to Charlie Chaplin by his daughter the actress Geraldine Chaplin.
IFF wants to infuse the spirit of the festival into Casco Antiguo and a for that reason films will be showing for free at V Centenary Park (Parque V Centenario) in the Coastal Strip.
For more information about the festival and the program visit www.iffpanama.org or www.cinepolis.com.pa for Cinepolis tickets or www.ticketplus.com.pa (for National and Anita Villalaz theaters tickets)