Lonely Planet is launching its own film festival in a bid to encourage travellers to experience destination through a selection of classic films, which have inspired travel.
The film festival will be rolled out at independent cinemas across the UK in Brixton, Greenwich, Exetor, York and Edingburgh from Monday 19th March to Thursday 29th March 2007.
Classic films being aired will include Peter Collinson’s The Italian Job, Jean-Pierre Jeunets Amelie and Pedro Almodovar’s Volver. Some of the locations showcased in these include Paris; Italy, the Alps, and Spanish countryside.
“We’ve tried to pick and eclectic mix of great international films which inspire people to travel. We know travel and we want to help people experience new places all over the world, not just through our own guidebooks, but also through film.” Says Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s spokesperson.
Lonely Planet authors will attend the film screenings to ‘bring the film location to life’ providing information on each region and offering local food and drink.
Breaking Travel News has teamed up with Lonely Planet to give away 4 tickets for the highly acclaimed Pedro Almodovar’s Volver.
Two lucky readers can win a pair of tickets to Volver on Tuesday 27th March, showing at the Brixton Ritzy Picturehouse, Coldharbour Lane, London.
To enter this competition, email us at [email protected] with the subject line Lonely Planet Film Festival. Winners will be picked at random.