EU Film Festival Returns to Jodhpur with a feast of 23 Award Winning European Movies
07/27/2016

The European Union Film Festival premieres in Jodhpur on 2ndAugust, 2016 with a screening of the film “Dead Man Talking" from Luxembourg.

Online PR News – 27-July-2016 – July 27, 2016,Jodhpur,Rajasthan – The European Union Film Festival premieres in Jodhpur on 2ndAugust, 2016 with a screening of the film “Dead Man Talking" from Luxembourg. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, the festival will be inaugurated on 2nd August at 6 pm at Mini Auditorium, Suchna Kendra, Jodhpur by Dr. Sanjeev Misra, Director, AIIMS, Jodhpur in presence of Prof. S. D. Kapoor, Chairman of Jodhpur Film Society, Prof. S. S. Tak, Former Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission and Prof. K. L. Shrivastava, Secretary - Jodhpur Film Society.

The European Union Film Festival will be hosted in Jodhpur from 2nd August to 14th August2016 at Mini Auditorium, Suchna Kendra, Jodhpur. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

In its 21st edition, the festival features23exceptional 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, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Spain 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”.

The festival, having successfully concluded in Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune, will traverse further through Jodhpur, Ahmedabad & Coimbatore in next 3 weeks.

The EU Film Festival 2016 brings to Jodhpur a selection of some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. Highlights from the festival include the stories of a ten year old abandoned boy ‘Jack’ who picks up his six-year-old brother and finds his way to life on his own; a great soldier of Rome who is despised by his own people and forced to turn to his enemy to find acceptance; and anout-of-work illusionist who has a life-changing experience when he meets a young woman in Scotland.

Inaugural Movie- Dead Man Talking
‘Forty-year-old William Lamers, an anonymous criminal sentenced to death for murder, is soon to be executed. The procedure is about to take place in an atmosphere of general indifference and neither the condemned man's family nor the relatives of his victims bother to come to witness the execution. Only a journalist from local rag turns up to watch the show. However, what was supposed to be a mere formality rapidly becomes a nightmare for Karl Raven, the prison director. When William is asked if he wishes to say something before he dies, William starts telling the story of his life and recounts an incredible, moving tale. But as the law does not define the duration a condemned prisoner's final words can be, it is decided that William can tell his story all the way through. Better still, he's offered a strange deal: to speak so as not to die. Like Sheherazade, who tells the Sultan a story each night, William becomes the Dead Man Talking.

This film is produced by Bidibul Productions (LU), Nexus Factory (BE), Superprod (FR)& directed by Patrick Ridremont in 2012 and has beenNominated Best Foreign Film, César Awards 2014.

Synopses of the films 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
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The films to be screened at the EUFF are–Austria–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)