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Monday, 6 June 2016

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

The European Union Film Festival premieres in Chennai on 6 June, 2016 with a screening of the French film "L'illusionniste", which has won many international awards. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, the festival is being held in partnership with Cine Appreciation Foundation in Chennai. The Festival will be inaugurated on 6th June at 6 pm at Alliance Francaise of Madras by Mr. T. Udhayachandran, I.A.S., Secretary to Tamil Development and Information Department, in the august presence of Mr. H. D. Gangaraj, President, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Pierre Emmanuel Jacob, Executive Director, Alliance Francaise of Madras, Mr. Helmut Schippert, Director, Goethe-Institut/Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai, Mr. Sivan Kannan, President ICAF and Ms. Poornima Bhagyaraj, Cine Artiste. The European Union Film Festival will be hosted in Chennai across three venues -Alliance Francaise of Madras, Goethe-Institute /Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai and British Council Chennai from 6th June to 18th June 2016. 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. 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 –Stille Hjerte |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.

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