Dear All,

Mandwa Film Club will delve into literary classic Oliver Twist with the screening of it’s 2005 film adaptation.

Join us on Saturday 16th December, at 4.00 pm to watch Oliver Twist (2005) – a film adaptation by director Roman Polanski starring Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Michael Heath, and Jeremy Swift. The screenplay is written by Ronald Harwood.

About the Book:

Written by Charles Dickens in 1839, Oliver Twist is hailed as a social novel which satirizes the hypocrisies of Dickens’ time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the plight of street children.

The Plot:

In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the orphanage to a workhouse, where the children are mistreated and barely fed. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair beating, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow’s fancy house.

The film was released to a limited number of theaters but earned a generally good reception among the critics with most describing it as “visually exact and detailed without being too picturesque”.

We look forward to see you at Mandwa Film Club on Satuday 16th December at 4pm.

Lok Virsa.


Monday, 11 December 2017 by

Dear All,

Season’s Greetings from National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage – Lok Virsa.

Lok Virsa envisions a pluralistic society with strong values of tolerance and harmony. In continuum of our tradition of celebrating our festivals to promote & strengthen these values, not only in Lok Virsa, but also in our communities, we have planned Christmas celebrations with a Christmas Mela in collaboration with Federal Directorate of Education, Pur Fazal Kaliseya and St. Thomas Church.

Please join us on Friday 22nd of December at 3pm, at Museum Hall, Lok Virsa for the opening ceremony of Christmas Mela. Chief guest of the ceremony will be Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pakistan.

We look forward to see you at Lok Virsa with family and friends.

Lok Virsa.


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Dear All,

A Film Festival to showcase the best from the cinema of Islamic Republic of Iran is being organized by The Cultural Consulate, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamabad with the collaboration with Cultural Center of Islamic Republic Iran in Rawalpindi, the PNCA and Lok Virsa.

Lok Virsa – National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage will host the last three days of the festival i.e. 13th, 14th and 15th of December,2017.

Following films will be screened at Lok Virsa:

13th December at 3 pm: “A Cube of Sugar”

Director/Producer : Reza Mirkarimi

Writers : Reza Mirkarimi and Mohammad Reza Gohari
Actors : Rima Raminfar , Reza Kianian, Saeed Poursamimi, Farhad Aslani.

A Cube of Sugar (Ye Habe Ghand aka One Cube of Sugar, 2011) is a domestic drama set around a marriage ceremony that has been arranged for a young woman from a traditional Iranian family. All is well in the run-up to the wedding ceremony. But before the ceremony that will unite Pasandide and her fiance in marriage gets underway, a single cube of sugar brings great misfortune to the family.

14th December at 3 pm: “Crazy Castle”

Director: Abdolhassan Davoodi

Producer: Bita Mansoori
Writer: Mohammad Reza Gohari & Abdolhassan Davoodi
Actors: Saber Abbar, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Nazanin Bayati, Saed Soheili and Amir Mohammad Zand.

A group of young online community roam the city of Tehran,looking for a good time. What starts as a prank unfolds into a complicated situation as they become entagled in blackmail. Examining the true meaning of friendship and the way we portay ourselves on social media, Crazy Castle is a riveting and sometimes harrowing journey which will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.

15th December at 3 pm: “Where are my Shoes?”

Director: Kiumars Pourahmad

Producer: Ali Ghaem Maghami
Writer: Kiumars Pourahmad & Farid Mostafvi
Actors: Reza Kianian, Roya Nonahali, Majid Mozaffari, Shaghayegh Farahani.

Habib Kaveh is an old man with Alzheimer’s disease. His family left him, but with his daughter returning to Iran, a secret is revealed.

We look forward to see you at Lok Virsa for the screening of these award winning Iranian films everyday at 3pm, from 13th December till 15th December 2017.

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the Calendar of Events for the month of December 2017. As you can see, we have an exciting month of activities planned at Lok Virsa.

We look forward to celebrate this festive season with you here at Lok Virsa.

Lok Virsa.