The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States will be on display in its myriad hues at the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) that began in Kolkata. The festival brought to India a repertoire of 21 latest and award winning European films from different European nations. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of Member States, the festival is being held in Kolkata in partnership with Cine Central, Calcutta from 2nd June to 9th June 2015.
The European Union Film Festival 2015 was inaugurated by Shri Biman Banerjee, Hon’ble Speaker, West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in the presence of Hon’ble Justice Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen, President, Cine Central, Calcutta, Sri Yadav Mondal, CEO, Nandan and Sri Sadhan Chakraborty, Vice president CCC. The festival began with the screening of the Belgium film ‘Go, Eddy!’ at Nandan – I (West Bengal Film Centre).
Speaking about the partnership between Cine Central, Calcutta and the European Union on the Film Festival, Cine Central’s President, Hon’ble Justice Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen said, “I am happy this year European Union Film Festival has stepped into its 20th Year and Cine Central, Calcutta is a co-organizer to celebrate this great occasion at a time when Cine Central, Calcutta celebrates its Golden Jubilee. European Union has been devoted to the cause of promoting a peaceful, united and prosperous global fraternity. We are confident this year also cine lovers in Kolkata will enjoy 21 Award-Winning Latest European Films of different genres”.
The festival will screen movies from varied genres including comedy, drama, romance and action.
Entry will be free, on a first come, first served basis.
The films to be screened at the EUFF will include-Go, Eddy! Allez Eddy (BELGIUM); The Foreigner (BULGARIA); Vis-À-Vis (CROATIA); Committed (CYPRUS); The Don Juans (CZECH REPUBLIC); The Keeper of Lost Causes (DENMARK); Living Images (ESTONIA); Boy Upside Down (FINLAND); JAPPELOUP (FRANCE); A Place Called Home (GREECE); The Ambassador to Bern (HUNGARY); Pizzas (LATVIA); The Symmetry of Butterfly (LUXEMBOURG); Soof (NETHERLANDS); Ida (POLAND); A Woman’s Revenge (PORTUGAL); The Candidate (SLOVAK); Shanghai Gypsy (SLOVENIA); Blancanieves (Snowhite) (SPAIN); The Last Sentence (SWEDEN); The Age of Cannibals (Zeit der Kannibalen) (GERMANY).
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