EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning European movies

Posted by: at 8/18/2016 11:05:00 pm
  
Special screening of films from European countries in 11 Indian cities
Coimbatore, 19th Aug’2016. The European Union Film Festival will be held in Coimbatore from 22 to 24th August 2016 at Bharathiar University.
                                                    
Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, in collaboration with Department of Communication & Mass Media Studies, Bharathiar University and Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, Chennai, the Festival will be inaugurated on 22nd Aug at 10:30am at screen 1 Usha Mehta Hall, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University.


EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies
 Mr. Miro DrobnýDirector of ‘Rytmus’ (Slovakia) 

EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies
 Mr. OskariSipola, Director of ‘Ollaanvapaita’ (Finland) 

EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies

EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies
 Mr. Lukasz Palkowski, Director of ‘Bogowie’ (Poland)

EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies

EU Film Festival returns to Coimbatore with a feast of 23 award winning  European movies

In its 21st edition, the festival features 23 exceptional new and award winning European films from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia and Sweden.This year the festival will screen movies from varied genres ranging from the comedy of the absurd to gripping drama, unexpected romance and heart-stopping action.
Speaking about the success of the European Union Film Festival in India, H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union, said: “Films have a universal appeal. The European Union Film Festival has won a special place in the Indian film calendar and in the hearts of viewers by showcasing the wry, the unexpected, the beautiful and even the tragic events of ordinary lives in unfamiliar settings."

Dr. P.E.Thomas, Associate Professor and Head Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University welcomed the screening of the European Union Film Festival in Coimbatore and said it would enable film lovers and film critics to see the diverse cultures, languages and landscapes of Europe along with cinematographic excellence.

Inaugural Movie Jack
JACK is a film about the development of a boy who has learnt to take responsibility from a young age. At the end of the film, he surprises us with the decision he makes and holds up a mirror to the audience with the courage he shows.

             
This film produced by Jan Krüger, René Römert and Directed by Edward Berger in 2014.
It has also won Silver Award for Best film in LOLA 2015.                                                        
Entry at all venues is Free on a first come, first served basis.



The festival has travelled across India in 10 cities-Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and finally reaches Coimbatore.

Synopsis of the movies can be found here: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/documents/euff2016_brochure.pdf
EUFF dates and venues in other cities will be announced on the website and Facebook pages of the EU Delegation in the coming days at:
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/more_info/euff_2016_en.htm
www.Facebook.com/EUinIndia

The films to be screened at the EUFF areAustria–Jack;Belgium- Les Rayures du Zèbre |(Scouting for Zebras);Cyprus - Block 12;Czech Republic-Three Brothers;Denmark -StilleHjerte |Silent Heart;Finland - Ollaanvapaita|Urban Family;France-L'illusionniste, |(The Illusionist);Germany – Jack;Greece - Wild Duck;Hungary - Utóélet |(Afterlife);Ireland - The Irish Rebellion;Italy - Michiamo Maya(My Name Is Maya);Latvia - Mother, I love you;Lithuania -Edeno Sodas (The Garden of Eden);Luxembourg - Dead Man Talking;Malta-Simshar;Netherlands-Michiel De Ruyter|Admiral;Poland-Bogowie(Gods);Portugal - Cats Don't Have Vertigo;Slovakia-Rytmus – A Dream from the Block;Slovenia - Sailing to Paradise;Spain - Flamenco From The Roots;Sweden– ÅTERTRÄFFEN(The Reunion)


EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Screening Schedule for Coimbatore
Venue - Bharathiar University
(22nd Aug – 24thAug, 2016)
EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL - COIMBATORE
Screen – 1, Usha Mehta Hall – BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY
Date
Time
Title
Country
22nd Aug 2016
10.30 AM
Inauguration @ Usha Mehta Hall
NIL
22nd Aug 2016
11.30 AM
Jack | 102 min
Germany
22nd Aug 2016
2.00 PM
Three Brothers | 90 min
Czech Republic
22nd Aug 2016
3.45 PM
Stille Hjerte | Silent Hear | 98 min
Denmark
23rd  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
Edeno Sodas | The Garden of Eden | 93 min
Lithuania
23rd  Aug 2016
12.30 PM
Utóélet | Afterlife | 90 min
 Hungary
23rd  Aug 2016
2.15 PM
Dead Man Talking | 101 min
Luxembourg
24th  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
Sailing to Paradise | 83 min
Slovenia
24th  Aug 2016
12.30 PM
Bogowie |Gods | 120 min
Poland
24th  Aug 2016
2.45 PM
Ollaan vapaita | Urban Family | 105 min
Finland
Screen – 2,  Nachimuthu Seminar Hall– BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY
22nd Aug 2016
2.00 PM
Wild Duck | 88 min
 Greece
22nd Aug 2016
3.45 PM
Flamenco From The Roots | 72 min
Spain
23rd  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
Jack | 90 min
Austria
23rd  Aug 2016
12.30 PM
Återträffen | The Reunion | 89 min
Sweden
23rd  Aug 2016
2.15 PM
Simshar | 101 min
Malta
24th  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
The Irish Rebellion | 80 min
Ireland
24th  Aug 2016
12.30 PM
Cats Don't Have Vertigo | 124 min
Portugal
Screen – 3, Nano Science Hall – BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY
22nd Aug 2016
2.00 PM
Block 12 | 95 min
 Cyprus
22nd Aug 2016
3.45 PM
Mother, I love you | 80 min
Latvia
23rd  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
Rytmus - A Dream from the Block | 90 min
Slovakia
23rd  Aug 2016
12.30 AM
Mi chiamo Maya | My Name Is Maya | 90 min
Italy
23rd  Aug 2016
2.15 PM
Scouting for Zebras | 80 min
Belgium
24th  Aug 2016
10.30 AM
L'illusionnist | The Illusionist | 79 min
France
24th  Aug 2016
12.30 PM
Michiel de Ruyter | Admiral | 151 min
Netherlands

QUOTES FROM FEW DIRECTORS

1.       Mr. Lukasz Palkowski, Director of ‘Bogowie’ (Poland)
‘I believe it is worth immersing in a story about numerous ups and downs of an individual fighting for a better world, for someone else’s life. To a certain extent, maybe not on such a great scale, every one of us is engaged in their own rebellion, own fight. The story about Professor Religa inspires to be determined. We can all win – we just can’t give up along the way.’                                      Lukasz Palkowski
Photograph: Watchout Productions

Director’s Biography:Film director. Born in 1976.Worked as assistant director on the films of MaciejPieprzyca, Krzysztof Lang, and Jan Kidawa-Błoński. His feature debut Rezerwat (Preserve) screened and received acclaim at various film festivals in Poland and abroad. Directs a popular television series.Member of the Polish Film Academy.

Select Filmography
2015: Bogowie (Gods),  2011: Wojnażeńsko-męska, 2007: Rezerwat (Preserve), 2004: Naszaulica (short)

Please Note:  Credit of Mr. Lukasz Palkowski, should be given as – ‘Photograph: Watchout Productions’

2.       Mr. OskariSipola, Director of ‘Ollaanvapaita’ (Finland)

"Urban Family is a musical, a drama, a comedy. Mixed genre films are not that usual in Finland, but India is a place more than used to them.That's why I couldn't be more excited to have our film shown there."

OskariSipola

Director’s biography: Born March 10th 1984, Oskari Sipola has directed 18 short films and two feature films, as well as numerous TV episodes, music videos and commercials. He has graduated Master of Arts from the University of Arts and Design Helsinki, majoring in directing for film and television.


Director’s filmography:
Urban Family (2015), Male Behavior (short, 2011), August (2011), Yours the Rest of My Life (short, 2010), Our Little Brother (short, 2009), Wings and Teeth (short, 2009), Enemies Within (short, 2009), In Between (short, 2008), Extreme Men (short, 2007), Precious (short, 2007), Tomorrow (short, 2007), Separate (short, 2005), Miia (short, 2004), Her Name Would Be Kaisa (short, 2003), Boy From the Past (short, 2002), Saltwater (short, 2002), Let Me Be (short, 2001), Kaarlo’s Angels (short, 2001), Surfacing Angel (short, 2001), Misery Loves Company (short, 2000)


3.       Mr. Miro DrobnýDirector of ‘Rytmus’ (Slovakia)

Even though the musical film is the story about the most famous Central European rapper Rytmus, the film is as universal and versatile that people in any country can identify with it. Love, family, dreams or forgiveness are the messages a viewer in Slovakia, anywhere in Europe or in India will understand. The film was also filmed in New Delhi so I am pleased that the European Film Festival 2016
made it possible for the Indian viewers to see it. I believe it
can bring thought provoking and inspiring information.                                                        Miro Drobný

Director’s Biography
Director, screenwriter and producer Miro Drobný works mostly with children and film production. His most successful project is the animated series Sheep live broadcast in 26 countries. He is the author of original literary scenarios, several projects and books focusing on children and youth. He has authored several educational and travel series for Slovak television channels. Documentary film RYTMUS A Dream from the Block is his film debut. The film became the top box office movie both in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, ranking it amongst the most successful films of the last decades.


About the European Union (EU):
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EU-India relations
For Over 50 years the EU and India have worked together to reduce poverty, prevent disasters, expand trade, and promote joint research in energy, health, agriculture and many other fields of mutual interest. More information at: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india

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