European Union Film Festival comes to India

Films from 23 EU members in spotlight

Cinema

June 18, 2018

/ By / New Delhi



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An eclectic selection of films from the European Union can be enjoyed at this festival, which will be travelling to 11 Indian cities along with the participating actors, directors and producers.

Showcasing a selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is set to premiere in New Delhi today – June 18, 2018 at the Siri Fort Auditorium. The festival is scheduled to run till August 31, 2018.

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States in partnership with the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and various city film clubs – the festival, starting in New Delhi, will be travelling to 10 other Indian cities including Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa.

The festival will screen movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden.

Grabbing the attention

Paula Ortiz (Spanish director), Salvatore Alloca (Italian director), Yannis Korris (Greek director), Douglas Boswell (Belgium director) and Ádám Fekete (Hungarian actor) are some artists who will be attending the event and interacting with students, filmmakers and other audience present.

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The festival will showcase films from 23 EU member states

Indian actress Neena Kulkarni, who has worked in a film from Luxembourg, will be attending the film festival in Goa. Also present at the event will be Slovakian producer Katarina Krnacova, whose film Little Harbour is the opening movie.

An award winning film, Little Harbour is inspired by true events about two children whose innocent play changes their lives forever. It’s a story of children who feel safer in the streets than at home, about children seeking out sturdy lifeboats that cross between the world of fantasy and the harsh reality of life. The 10-year-old Jarka lives with her mother, who is not prepared for motherhood. She spends most of her time alone. Pushed by her desire for love and to form a fully functional family, she finds herself substituting as a mother to two babies.

Speaking about the 23rd edition of the European Union Film festival in India, Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union, said, “The EU Film Festival has become a part of the cultural calendar of many cities in India and it continues to win appreciation for bringing in the oeuvre of both established and new talents. This years’ EUFF is all the more special and relevant as we celebrate European Year of Cultural Heritage and cinema has a way to cut through boundaries and start an inter-cultural conversation.” He also thanked the Directorate of Film Festivals, the EU Member States, and the film clubs across cities for their support.

The Magic of Children (Austria), Labyrinthus (Belgium), Viktoria (Bulgaria), Cowboys (Croatia), Boy on the Bridge (Cyprus), Tiger Theory (Czech Republic), Walk with me, (Denmark), Land of Mine, (Denmark), The Man Who Looks Like Me (Estonia), Unexpected Journey (Finland), 9 Month Stretch / (France); House without Roof (Germany), Kissing? (Greece), Kills on Wheels (Hungary), Taranta on the Road (Italy), The Lesson (Latvia), When You Wake Up (Lithuania) are some other movies to be screened at the festival.

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