BENGALURU: Film goers in the City are feasting on a bevy of films from the European Union. The 21st edition of the European Union Film Festival, which began here on June 20 last with the screening of the global awards winning French film L’illusionniste, will continue till July 2 in multiple venues.
The festival features 23 exceptional, new and award-winning European films from varied genres ranging from comedy to the absurd to gripping drama, unexpected romance and heart-stopping action films and thrillers.
This year many European film makers have shown interest in showcasing their films to an Indian audience. The films being screened are from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The success of the European Union Film Festival in India is an example that a good film has a universal appeal. Speaking about the festival, H E Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union, said, “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 is being held in partnership with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Goethe-Institut, British Council and Suchitra Film Society in Bengaluru.
Ashika A Rao