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EU Film Festival returns to Mumbai with a feast of 24 award winning European movies

What?   EU Film Festival
When?  17th to 26th June, 2016
Where? Mumbai (venue details below)

Special screening of 24 Films from 24 European countriesin11Indian cities

The European Union Film Festival premieres in Mumbai on 17th June, 2016 with a screening of the award winning German film "Jack". Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, the festival is being held in partnership with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, Alliance Française de Bombay & British Council. The Festival will be inaugurated on 17th June at 6:30 pm at ‘The Little Theatre’, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai by Mr. Alain Zayan, Director, Alliance Française de Bombay.

The European Union Film Festival will be hosted in Mumbai across three venues -The Little Theatre, NCPA, Alliance Française de Bombay & British Council from 17th June to 26th June 2016.

In its 21st edition, the festival features 24 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, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 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 EU film festival 2016 brings a selection of some of the finest and 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 an out-of-work illusionist who has a life-changing experience when he meets a young woman in Scotland.

Inaugural Movie-‘Jack’

‘JACK’ is a film about the development of a boy who learns 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 is produced by Jan Krüger, René Römert 2014 and has won international award including:
•Silver Award for Best film in LOLA 2015 (DeutscherFilmpreis 2015)

Entry at all venues will be on a first come, first served basis. However, for British movie 'Coriolanus' to be screened at the British Council, registration will be through their website.

The festival currently running in Delhi, Chennai & Chandigarh will traverse further through Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Jodhpur till
August 14, 2016

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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);United Kingdom – Coriolanus.

Screening Schedule for Mumbai
(17th – 26th June 2016)
Date & Day
17-June Friday
6.30 pm
Germany - Jack (102 m)
The Little Theatre, NCPA
18-June Saturday
11.30 am
Finland - Ollaan vapaita | Urban Family  (105 m)
The Little Theatre, NCPA
2.30 pm
Latvia - Mother, I love you (80 m)
4.30 pm
Slovakia -Rytmus – A Dream from the Block (90 m)
6.30 pm
Belgium - Les Rayures du Zèbre | Scouting for Zebras (80 m)
19-June Sunday
11.30 am
Czech Republic - Three Brothers (90 m)
2.30 pm
Hungary - Utóélet | Afterlife  (90 m)
4.30 pm
Austria - Jack (90 m)
6.30 pm
Lithuania -Edeno Sodas | The Garden of Eden (93 m)

20-June Monday
6.30 pm
France- "L'illusionniste" – The Illusionist (79 m)
Alliance Française de Bombay
21-June Tuesday
6.30 pm
Poland –  Bogowie |Gods (120 m)
22-June Wednesday
6.30 pm
Portugal - Cats Don't Have Vertigo (124 m)
23-June Thursday
11.30 am
Spain - Flamenco From The Roots (72 m)
2.30 pm
Sweden - ÅTERTRÄFFEN/The Reunion (89 m)
4.30 pm
Cyprus - Block 12 (95 M)
6.30 pm
Denmark -StilleHjerte/Silent Hear (98 m)
11.30 am
Malta - SIMSHAR (101 m)
2.30 pm
Italy Michiamo Maya| My Name Is Maya (90 m)
4.30 pm
Greece - Wild Duck (88 m)
6.30 pm
Netherlands- MICHIEL DE RUYTER | Admiral (151 m)
11.30 am
Slovenia - Sailing to Paradise (83 m)
2.30 pm
Czech Republic - Three Brothers (90 m)
4.30 pm
Luxembourg - Dead Man Talking (101 m)
6.30 pm
Ireland - The Irish Rebellion (80 m)

4.30 pm
United Kingdom – Coriolanus (123 m)
British Council

Edited by- Debjani Hazarika


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