European Union Film Festival begins digitally

The annual European Union Film Festival is an excellent platform to catch some of the latest and best films from the continent. This year its 26th edition will showcase 60 films in 37 languages ​​from across Europe as well as some specially curated films from India.

The festival, which runs until 30 November, features 60 films that explore unique stories, experiences and histories along with artistic storytelling from the 27 EU member states and allied countries. It also celebrates the most recent cinematic victories in Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice.

The festival will pay tribute On the 100th birth anniversary of Satyajit RayWith Pather Panchali. It will spark the pioneering imagination by Uday Shankar. A special contemporary Indian section curated by the Dharamsala International Film Festival includes six films – Yeh Freedom Life by Priya Sen; About Love, a documentary by Archana Atul Phadke; Jab Hari Got Married, directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam; Chuskit by Priya Ramsubban; e. mother. Yau by Lijo Jose Pellissery; and Mukti Bhavan by Shubhashish Bhutiani.

Commenting on the importance of the EUFF, the Ambassador of the European Union to India, Yugo Astuto, said, “The very positive response since our last edition encouraged us to reintroduce a section on classic masterpieces from both Europe and India. Is.”

This edition will pay tribute to Europe’s extraordinary cinematic heritage in collaboration with the Il Cinema Retrovato Festival, a unique set of films that have been digitally restored and reimagined. The volume includes The Girl by Hungarian director Marta Meszaros, the Oscar-winning Closely Watched Train by Czech director Jiri Menzel, the neorealist drama Rome, Open City by Roberto Rossellini and The Last Stage by Wanda Jakubowska.

Curated by film programmer Veronica Flora, with Cineropa director Valerio Caruso, the festival features eight specially curated sections. It will steam new titles like Little Joe (Austria), Lola (Belgium), The Father (Bulgaria), The Staffroom (Croatia), Patchwork (Cyprus), Shorta (Denmark), Goodbye Soviet Union (Estonia), Ladies of Steel . (Finland), Red Soil (France), The Audition (Germany), Bad Poems (Hungary), Small Body (Italy), Oleg (Latvia), Haite (Luxembourg), Gold (Netherlands), 25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda (Poland), The Man with Hare Ears (Slovakia), Schoolgirls (Spain), Charter (Sweden) and Spaget (Switzerland).

It is a free for all festival and viewers can register for it through https://www.festivalscope.com and https://euffindia.com/.

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