The Weekend Leader - 24th EU Film Festival premieres next week in Delhi

24th EU Film Festival premieres next week in Delhi

New Delhi


Starting next week, the 24th edition of European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will bring to the national capital multiple-genre films from 22 European countries.

The festival will take place at two locations here - the India Habitat Centre and Instituto Cervantes - from June 28-July 7, organisers said.

The EUFF is organised by the delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, and promises to a window into Europe's rich cinematic landscape.

Genres like romantic comedies, period dramas, mockumentaries, satires, family dramas, and socio-political thrillers, are expected to be represented in the much-anticipated event.

"The festival showcases Europe's rich cultural diversity and its dynamic and engaging cinematic landscape.

"This year, we bring an array of films exploring themes of self-discovery, dreams of a better future, nostalgia for the past, and human endurance in the face of psychological and situational barriers - universal themes cinemagoers everywhere can identify with," Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India, said in a statement.

The festival opens with 2016 Belgian film "King of the Belgians".

Participating European countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

All 22 films will be screened with English subtitles, organisers said.

Entry is allowed for individuals above 18 years of age, on a "first come, first served" basis.

The festival, which commences in Chennai on June 24, will traverse through 7 other cities - Panaji, Pune, Puducherry, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Kozikhode - till August 31. IANS 

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