The Asian Consuls General Club (ACGC) is organising the public screening of various genres of films from 13 Asian countries. Festival concludes on February 11.
The 11th Asian Film Festival celebrating Asian cinema and culture kicked off with a screening of a popular Indonesian movie at the Indonesian consul general’s residence on January 22, 2018, as reported by the Saudi Gazette.
The Asian Consuls General Club (ACGC) is organising the public screening of various genres of films from various Asian countries during the festival, which ends on February 11.
The film festival features 13 Asian countries; 10 movies from India, South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will be screened in the current edition.
As reported in the media, the opening film, “Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck” directed by Sunil Soraya in 2013, is a story of love and cultural conflicts in Indonesian society during the Dutch colonisation in the 1930s.
The Consul General of Indonesia underlined the significance of the festival in the light of the recent decision by the Saudi Arabias board of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media to lift the 35-year-old ban on cinema halls.