After a two-year hiatus, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is back on the ground with its 27th edition which kicked off on November 4e at the Instituto Cervantes in the capital During this edition, the film festival will screen 27 films from 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) in 23 languages.
The Film Festival will take place at three venues – India Habitat Centre, Instituto Cervantes and India International Center (November 4-13, 2022).
The EUFF offers 40 days of award-winning, high-quality cinema, curated to delight audiences with a plethora of genres that promise to take them on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
The festival will feature films from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden .
These include some of the most talked about films that have been awarded/participated at prestigious European film festivals.
Organized by the European Union Delegation to India, EU Member State embassies and regional partners, the EUFF this year also marks the celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between the European Union and India. . The EU and India both celebrate storytelling and this festival is a step towards creating a wider cultural exchange between the two.
Ugo Astuto, European Union Ambassador to India, said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of the 27th edition of the European Union Film Festival in India. Back with an indoor experience after two years, the festival will also continue in its virtual avatar. The festival will take audiences on a journey across Europe through different genres such as comedy, action, drama and animation.
He added: “As we celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and India this year, the film festival is a testament to our longstanding cultural ties. To celebrate this historic event, the virtual portion of the festival will feature a special section on “India @ European Festivals” showcasing the best of Indian cinema. Cinema is a bridge between different cultures; it provides insight into everyday life, experiences and aspirations across geographical boundaries. I invite you to an unprecedented cinematic journey through Europe. Good viewing !”
The festival promises to deliver an eclectic mix of cinema, from human drama to fantasy and what unites them all is solid storytelling, captivating performances and extraordinary visuals that make every frame feel like poetry in motion.
The virtual film festival will follow the film festival on the ground and will run from 15e from November 15 to 15e December’22.
The films that will be screened at the EUFF 2022 on the ground are:
- Austria / Fox in a hole; Belgium / Playground; Bulgaria / The Naked Truth About Zhiguli Band (Golata istina za grupa Zhiguli); Croatia / Even Pigs Go to Heaven (Nosila je rubac črleni); Cyprus / Dog;
- Czech Republic / Even Mice Belong in Heaven (Mysi patri do nebe); Denmark / Horsemen of justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere); Estonia / Rain; Finland / Force of Habit (En vanefråga); France / Perfumes;
- Germany/coup; Greece / Tailor I Raftis; Hungary / Wild Roots (Külön falka); Ireland / Rose plays Julie;
- Italy / Easy Living (Easy Living- La Vita Facile); Latvia / La Fosse (Bedre); Lithuania / Feature film about life; Luxemburg / Io Sto Bene; Malta / Luzzu; Netherlands / Do not hesitate; Poland / Sonata; Portugal / My Grandfather’s Demon (Os demónios do meu avô); Romania / The Island;
- Slovenia / Sanremo; Slovakia / Chlieb Nas Kazdodenny (Liquid Bread); Spain The Volunteer (La voluntaria); Sweden / Comedy Queen;