Thursday, 9 December, 2021

First ever drive-in film shows in Kathmandu

13th Israeli Film Festival


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 25: The first ever drive-in film shows have kicked off in Kathmandu.

The 3-day film show is being held at the 13th Israeli Film Festival, which began with the special screening of the film, 'A Fish Tale' directed by Emmanuelle Mayer here today at the Soaltee hotel.

The drive-in film show allows a person wishing to enjoy movies with family in their own safe capsule. Anyone who loves film can enjoy this unique experience from his or her own vehicles. The shows will be opened for public on November 26-27, and the entry is free.

Welcoming the guests to the film festival, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, Hanan Goder, said, "We are so proud to share today this story on foreign workers and the challenges in Israel", while referring to the inaugural film of the festival that tells the story of an immigrant worker's family in Israel.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Aley, speaking at the programme as the Chief Guest, expressed the belief that the film festival would be a milestone in sharing and promoting culture, language and values between Nepal and Israel.

"I would also like to invite the Israeli film producers and investors to come to Nepal and capute ou rnaiton's amazing beaury in your films," Minister Aley said sharing that he was working with concerned ministries to introduce the rebate system to make shooting films in Nepal more affordable.

The films under the festival will be opened for the public on 26 and 27 November. Although entry for the film is free, the viewers are required to register via Soaltee hotel website to secure parkinng place at the drive-in.