Treat awaits movie buffs at European Union Film Festival

Last Updated : 18 June 2016, 20:59 IST

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 Cinephiles now have a chance to watch some of the finest and riveting films from Europe. The 21st edition of European Union Film Festival ( EUFF) returns to Bengaluru, after a gap of three years with a feast of 23 award-winning movies.

The festival, that will be inaugurated on June 20, will screen movies from varied genres ranging from comedy, drama, romance to action. The programme will kickstart with the screening of French film ‘L'illusionniste’, that has won many international awards.

Directed by Sylvain Chomet, the animated film revolves around a French illusionist who finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman and the ensuing adventure. Some of the other award winning movies that would be screened are Jack (Germany) , Wild Duck (Greece) , Utóélet (Hungary), Three Brothers (Czech Republic), and StilleHjerte/Silent Heart (Denmark). The films are between one to two-and-a-half hours long.

Movie lovers can head to Alliance Francaise de Bangalore ( AFB), Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and British Council from June 20 to July 2 to watch the movies. These institutes have partnered with the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States to organise the festival. The second screening of all movies (except 'Coriolanus') will be held at Suchitra Film Society from June 22 -July 2. 

Movies to be screened twice
“Given the increasing interest and demand for the festival, this time around, the movies will be screened twice. EUFF aims to showcase diversity through the wonderful selection of films from each of the countries of the EU,” said Vice Consul General of France in India, Remi Rouillon.

The festival is currently running at Delhi, Chennai and Chandigarh and will traverse through Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Jodhpur over the next eight weeks.  For more details and schedule, one can visit  http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/more_info/euff_2016_en.htm

Published 18 June 2016, 20:59 IST

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