BE Film Festival
BE Film Festival is a four-day event with films, meetings and parties held at the Pathé Palace, in the center of Brussels, from December 17th to December 20th. This festival, with 2 movie theatres and 22 film in agenda which range from comedies to drama or social movies, has the aim to unite the North and the South of the Country and to discover and celebrate Belgian cinema and its artists with the best films released this year. Special guest of BE Film Festival 2009 is Lucas Belvaux, actor and director of various Belgian movies.
L’artigiano in Fiera
Artigiano in Fiera is the biggest and most fascinating world exhibition of craftsmanship, offering a chance for national and local administrations to present and promote their areas in their totality: crafts, agriculture and tourism. Last year, with over 2500 exhibitors coming from 106 countries and over 3 million visitors, the show resulted in a great event in terms of size and popularity. This year, Artigiano in Fiera is held from December 5th to December 13th at the vast new Fieramilano exhibition centre in Rho, and it will probably have even better results this year, since the quality and beauty of man’s work – from stories to products, to music and flavours - will be the main theme of the event.
Florence Biennale 2009
More than 2,500 works of artists from all over the world will be displayed at the 7th edition of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence, held this year from December 5th to the 13th, in the historical and prestigious setting of Fortezza da Basso. Exhibitors and guests will meet during the scheduled conferences and events, having the chance to encounter different cultures, styles and languages, as promoted by the “Dialogue and Civilization” UNO program, to which the Biennale adheres since 2001. Special guests of the 2009 Biennale area Marina Abramovic, who will show some of her videos, and Shu Yong, who will exhibit some of the paintings from the series “Chinese Myths”.