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European Celluloid

After having experienced the ‘socially sensitive’ cinema of Bangladesh,it is time now to unveil European cinema.

The European film festival at NFAI will unveil various aspects of cinema in European countries

After having experienced the ‘socially sensitive’ cinema of Bangladesh,it is time now to unveil European cinema. With a cinematic bouquet of 19 films from various countries across Europe,the 14th European film Festival of India will begin on March 18 at the National film Archives.

Organised by the EU commission and its 27 member states in collaboration with NFAI,Alliance Francaise de Poona,British council and Max Mueller Bhavan,the festival will offer a grand array of light hearted films such as the French film- Could This Be Love,historic films like the German,Sophie Scholl- The Last Days,and various films dealing with racism and social injustice such as the film- Welcome Home From Austria.

“The inaugural function will take place on March 17 at 6.30 pm at NFAI. It will be followed by the French film- Could This Be Love. The 90 minute film portrays the story of Lucas,a rich,divorced industrialist,who falls in love with 38-year-old ceramist Elsa,” informed officials.

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A number of other films showcased over the ten day fest include- a romantic comedy- The Beauty And The Basterd from Finland,Totally Married from Greece,Czech Dream from Czech Republic,Fighter from Denmark,Don’t think about It,from Italy and so on.

Other than Pune,the European Film Festival will also take place at various locations in the country such as Delhi,Mumbai,Calicut,Chennai and Jamshedpur. “The response for last year was overwhelming and we had over 5000 visitors attending the festival. We are hoping that this year as well,the film lovers will enjoy the films,” said the officials.

The closing ceremony will take place on March 27 with the remarks by film critic- Haimantee Banerjee. Entry for the festival is free for all and seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.