European Film Festival To Screen Namibia’s Best Narrative Film, ‘Hairareb’, In Swakopmund

Oshoveli Shipoh’s award-winning feature film, Hairareb, will be screened in Swakopmund on 10 November 2019 at 19h00 as part of the European Film Festival at the Atlanta Cinema, Swakopmund.

Hairareb, which received 7 nominations at the 2019 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards, subsequently won Best Narrative Film, Best Director and Best Male Actor at the awards on 5 October.

Interestingly, the film was shot on location in the Erongo region (Okarundu and Otjimbingwe) and will be screened for the first time in the coastal town of Swakopmund.

“This is just the first step on our journey of international collaboration. I am pleased with the screening coming to Swakopmund and the initiative taken to have our film as an official selection, effortlessly,” Director Shipoh said.

Related: A review of Hairareb

The Swakopmund edition of the 2019 European Film Festival is hosted by the European Union (EU). Hairareb will be screened through a collaboration with the Namibia Film Commission.

The European Film Festival in Swakopmund will run from 4 to 10 November. Hairareb will join a lineup of films including The King of the Belgians by Jessica Woodworth, Tom of Finland by Dome Karukosk, Veve by Simon Mukali, São Jorge (Saint George) by Marco Martins, El Apóstol (The Apostle) by Fernando Cortizo and Bloody Milk by Hubert Charuel.

The European Film Festival kicked off 28 October in Windhoek, with the Windhoek edition showing movies at Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall every evening at 19h00 until 3 November.

Hairareb is produced by Dantagos Jimmy-Melani and Ellen Ernst under Ndapunikwa Investments with support from the Namibia Film Commission.

Entrances to the European Film Festival are free.

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