--21 European Films || From 21 European countries || 20 years of delighting Indian fans --
Online PR News – 01-April-2015 – Chennai/ Tamil Nadu – The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States will be on display through the magnificent range of films the 20th European Union Film Festival is screening till 10th April in Chennai starting today. 21 splendid and award winning European films from 21 European countries are here to mesmerize the audience during the 11 day film festival.
Dr. M. Rajaram, IAS, Secretary to Government, Tamil Development and Information Department, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the event in the august presence of Dr. Bart De Groof, Consul General of the Kingdom of Belgium and which was attended by a notable number of audiences who came for the screening.
Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of Member States in partnership with local organisations including the Federation of Film Societies of India, the festival will traverse through Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Jodhpur over the next four months.
The festival began with the screening of the Latvian film Pizzas at the Alliance Française of Madras. Celebrating 20 years of bringing European cinema to India, the festival will screen movies from varied genres including comedy, drama, romance and action - many charming and sometimes unsettling stories.
The EUFF is being held in Chennai with the support of the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) and will be held at the Alliance Française from 31st March to 4th April, and at Goethe Institut Chennai/ Max Mueller Bhavan from 5th to 10th April. The detailed screening schedule for Chennai is available at: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/documents/euff2015_screening_card_chennai.pdf
Entry is free, on a first come, first served basis.
EUFF shall be held in New Delhi from 8th April– 20th April & in Mumbai from 8th May to 17th May 2015.
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:
The films 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).
For the full synopsis of participating films, please visit:
About the European Union (EU):
The EU, which consists of 28 countries, has the world's largest economy and its third largest population, after China and India. Though richly diverse, the countries that make up the EU (its 'Member States') are all committed to the same basic values: peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. They have set up common institutions so that decisions on matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level. By creating a frontier-free single market and a single currency (the euro) which has been adopted by 18 Member States, the EU has given a significant boost to trade and employment. It is also at the forefront of policies on sustainability.
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