European Union Film Festival kicks off digitally


The annual European Union Film Festival is a great platform to experience some of the continent’s newest and best films. Its 26th edition this year will present 60 films in 37 languages ​​from all over Europe as well as some specially selected films in India.

The month-long festival, until November 30, features 60 films that explore unique stories, experiences and stories with artistic narratives from 27 European Union Member States and associated countries. It also celebrates the most recent cinematic triumphs in Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice, among others.

The festival will pay tribute to Satyajit Ray, on the occasion of his 100th birthday, with Pather Panchali. It will broadcast Uday Shankar’s revolutionary Kalpana. A special contemporary Indian section, organized by the Dharamshala International Film Festival, includes six films – Yeh Freedom Life by Priya Sen; About Love, a documentary by Archana Atul Phadke; When Hari Got Married directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam; Chuskit by Priya Ramasubban; Ee. Maman Yau by Lijo José Pellissery; and Mukti Bhawan from Shubhashish Bhutiani.

Commenting on the importance of EUFF, Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India, said: “The very positive feedback after our last edition encouraged us to again include a section on classical masterpieces. from Europe and India. “

This edition will pay homage to Europe’s extraordinary cinematographic heritage by hosting, in collaboration with the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, a unique set of films that have been digitally restored and remastered. This section features The Girl by Hungarian director Márta Mészáros, Oscar-winning Closely Watched Trains, Czech director Jiří Menzel, neorealist drama Rome, Open City by Roberto Rossellini and The Last Stage by Wanda Jakubowska.

Organized by film programmer Veronica Flora, together with Valerio Caruso, director of Cineuropa, the festival has eight specially organized sections. It will broadcast new titles such as Little Joe (Austria), Lola (Belgium), The Father (Bulgaria), The Staffroom (Croatia), Patchwork (Cyprus), Shorta (Denmark), Goodbye Soviet Union (Estonia), Ladies of Steel (Finland), Red Soil (France), The Audition (Germany), Bad Poems (Hungary), Small Body (Italy), Oleg (Latvia), Hytte (Luxembourg), Gold (Netherlands), 25 Years of Innocence. The case of Tomek Komenda (Poland), The Man with the Hare’s Ears (Slovakia), School Girls (Spain), Charter (Sweden) and Spagat (Switzerland).

This is a free festival for all and the public can register for it via https://www.festivalscope.com and https://euffindia.com/



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