24 Europen movies to be screened at EUFF

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 26, 2018 12:26 PM IST

Chennai: Film festivals are signs of cultural exchanges and reflections of the society, said Antony Lobo, Honorary Consul of Spain and Head Mission, Consulate of Spain in Chennai at the inaugural of 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF), Chennai.

The film festival organised by Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States in association with Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) kicked off at Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam on Monday evening.

The first movie at the festival was a Spanish film, The Bride(La Novia). It is based on Blood Wedding, the 1933 tragedy by Federico García Lorca. The movie will surely amaze you.

This year's film festival has a collection of 24 latest and award-winning European films from 23 EU Member States. Movies made in EU member States including Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden will be screened at the festival.

ICAF secretary Thangaraj said the festival this year has some unusual stories to tell. As a special attraction this year, audience, students and filmmakers will get an opportunity to interact with Salvatore Alloca (Italian Director) who would be travelling to Chennai for the festival.

The filmmaker will meet and discuss with the audience during the screening of his movie. The Festival was inaugurated by Principal Chief Commissioner of GST, Tamilnadu, and Puducherry C P Rao.Qube Cinema Technologies co-founder Jayendra Panchapakesan, Alliance Française of Madras, director Pierre-Emmanuel Jacob, cine artiste Anupama Kumar were also present.