European Union Film Festival returns with stories of love, loss, hope

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India, Embassies of EU Member States and regional partners, the EUFF this year also marks the celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relationship between the European Union and India

European Film Festival

Poster of the film Nosila je rubac crleni (Even pigs go toh heaven)

After a hiatus of two years, the European Union film festival (EUFF) is back with its 27th on-ground edition that started from November 4 and will conclude on 13 of this month in Delhi. The film festival will screen 27 movies from 27 European Union (EU) member states in 23 languages.

The festival will feature movies 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 movies that have been awarded/participated in prestigious European film festivals.

The films to watch out for include Sonata, The Naked Truth About Zhiguli Band, Les Perfumes, Tailor, Even Mice Belong in Heaven, Fox in a Hole, and many more to experience remarkable film making. All films will have English subtitles and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India, Embassies of EU Member States and regional partners, the EUFF this year also marks the celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relationship between the European Union and India.

The EUFF boasts of presenting award winning cinema that’s curated to delight audiences with a plethora of genres that promise to take them on a roller coaster of emotions.

It is an annual event celebrating the diversity and creativity of European cinema, heritage, and culture. Both EU and India celebrate storytelling and this festival is a step towards creating a larger cultural exchange between the two. As a platform, the EUFF brings some of the best stories and creators from Europe face to face with the Indian audience.

Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union 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 in-theatre experience after two years, the festival will continue also in its virtual avatar. The festival will take audiences on a journey across Europe through different genres such as comedy, action, drama and animation.”

Speaking on the diplomatic relation with India, he further added, “As we mark 60 years of EU-India diplomatic relationship this year, the film festival is a testament to our long-standing cultural ties. To celebrate this landmark, the virtual leg of the festival will showcase a special section on ‘India @ European Festivals’ featuring the best of Indian cinema. Cinema is a bridge between different cultures; it provides insights into everyday lives, experiences, aspirations beyond geographical boundaries. I invite you on an unparalleled cinematic journey across Europe. Happy viewing!”

The European Union Film Festival will be hosted in New Delhi across three venues – India Habitat Centre, Instituto Cervantes and India International Center. Virtual film festival will follow the on-ground film festival and will run from 15 November to 15 December.

When: 4 November – 15 November

Where: India Habitat Centre, Instituto Cervantes and India International Center

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