The 20th European Union Film Festival invites you for the screenings of a collection of 21 Award-Winning Latest European Films showcasing different genres of European Cinema.
Brought to you by the Delegation of the European Union to India, embassies of member states of the European Union, presented in Mumbai by the German Consulate, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Alliance Francaise.
FILMS ON SCREEN:
FRENCH CINEMA: L’ILLUSIONNISTE / THE ILLUSIONIST by Sylvain Chomet (79′)
Mon. 20th, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
POLISH CINEMA: BOGOWIE | GODS by Lukasz Palkowski (120′)
Tues. 21st, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
Bogowie is a 2014 Polish dramatic feature film directed by Lukasz Palkowski. It is based on the life and career of Polish cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in 1985.
PORTUGUESE CINEMA: CATS DON’T HAVE VERTIGO by Tino Navarro (124′)
Wed. 22nd, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
Rosa’s life has lost all meaning and purpose after the death of her husband Joaquim; she spends her days alone, talking to his “ghost”. Her solitude is disrupted when she discovers 18-year-old Jó asleep on the rooftop of her building.
SPANISH CINEMA: FLAMENCO FROM THE ROOTS by Vicente Pérez Herrero (72′)
Thu. 23rd, 11.30am, Alliance Française Auditorium
A social view of Flamenco as told by its creators on the street. “El Álvarez” a master singer in fandangos and street cleaner in Málaga. The roots of Flamenco at the world famous flamenco dance centre “Amor de Dios”.
SWEDISH CINEMA: ÅTERTRÄFFEN / THE REUNION by Anna Odell (89′)
Thurs. 23rd, 2.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
Swedish artist Anna Odell invites us to a grim class-reunion with a twist. What happens when old hierarchies and truths are questioned from an unexpected voice? The reunion investigates how far too far really is.
CYPRIOT CINEMA: BLOCK 12 by Kyriakos Tofaridis (95′)
Thurs. 23rd, 4.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
The movie is about a dysfunctional family that is obliged to move to a small house in the wilderness, due to the financial crisis. Life changes when the place becomes the center of national and international attention, leading to humorous incidents.
DANISH CINEMA: STILLE HJERTE / SILENT HEART by Bille August (98′)
Thurs. 23rd, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
Three generations of a family gather over a weekend to say goodbye to their matriarch. The two sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally ill mother’s desire to die before her disease worsens. However, as the weekend progresses their mother’s decision becomes harder and harder to deal with, and old conflicts resurface.
MALTESE CINEMA: SIMSHAR by Rebecca Cremona (101′)
Fri. 24th, 11.30am, Alliance Française Auditorium
This poignant film tells the story of 11 year old Theo who sets sail with his seafaring family on their fishing boat when an accident throws them into open water. Simultaneously, a Turkish merchant vessel has rescued a group of stranded migrants between Italy and Malta, but neither country will take them in…
ITALIAN CINEMA: MI CHIAMO MAYA / MY NAME IS MAYA by Tommaso Agnese (90′)
Fri. 24th, 2.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
After a tragic event, Niki, a 16 years old girl, decides to run away from home with her little 8 years old sister Alice. The two take on a trip, discovering over a well-known Rome a new city, full of very different characters…
GREEK CINEMA: WILD DUCK by Yannis Sakaridis (88′)
Fri. 24th, 4.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
“Wild Duck” is the story of Dimitris, a telecommunications engineer who’s forced to shutter his business after running up a considerable debt with a local loan shark.
DUTCH CINEMA: MICHIEL DE RUYTER | ADMIRAL by Roel Reiné (151′)
Fri. 24th, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michiel de Ruyter, can lead the county’s strongest weapon: the Dutch fleet.
SLOVENIAN CINEMA: SAILING TO PARADISE by Blaz Zavrsnik (83′)
Sat. 25th, 11.30am, Alliance Française Auditorium
Zak, a young man, after the death of his parents sets out on a sailing trip in quest for peace and memories, but his path is crossed by Lucka, a garrulous girl, who sticks to him and follows him …
CZECH CINEMA: THREE BROTHERS by Jan Sverák (90′)
Sat. 25th, 2.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
Three brothers leave their home to see the world. During their journey, young men as by miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months) and face traps, unexpected moments and even love in a story full of humor and songs.
LUXEMBOURG CINEMA: DEAD MAN TALKING by Patrick Ridremont (101′)
Sat. 25th, 4.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
William Lamers, an anonymous criminal sentenced to death for murder, is soon to be executed. Only a journalist from local rag has turned up to watch the “show.” But, what was supposed to be a mere formality rapidly becomes a nightmare for Karl Raven, the prison director.
IRISH CINEMA: THE IRISH REBELLION by Pat Collins, RuanMagan (80′)
Sat. 25th, 6.30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium
The documentary uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion.