• Friday, February 23, 2024


European Union Film Festival to open on Dec 1

By: Mohnish Singh

The 28th edition of the European Union Film Festival, which spotlights the best in European Cinema and offers an immersive experience with a focus on celebrating women’s stories told by women filmmakers, is set to open on December 1, 2023, in New Delhi.

This year’s line-up includes 28 films in 22 languages. Out of the 28 films scheduled to screen at the festival, 18 films are helmed by women directors.

The screenings will take place across three locations in New Delhi – the Indian Habitat Center, The Instituto Cervantes (Spanish Cultural Center), and The Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan.

After completing its New Delhi leg on December 10, the festival will travel to Chennai, where it is scheduled to be held from January 19-28, 2024.

The free-for-all festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India, the Embassies of EU Member States, and regional partners.

The lineup of films features Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson; Belgium movie Tori and Lokita, which won an award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival; and Luxembourg, Luxembourg from Ukraine.

The other titles are — Breaking the Ice (Austria); Mother (Bulgaria); Murina (Croatia); The Man with the Answers (Cyprus); Ordinary Failures (Czech Republic); The Quiet Migration (Denmark); Walker on Water (Estonia); Saint Omer (France), among others.

These films bring forth issues that are often ignored in mainstream cinema.

The festival celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women in cinema and honours their storytelling prowess, which has given a new layer to the stories that are being told.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates!

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