What Is It?

Delhi’s annual European Union Film Festival has spent the last 21 years showcasing the best of European cinema in India. It’s bigger, better and more exciting this year, with a collection of 24 award-winning contemporary films that span a variety of genres like drama, romance, comedy, documentary and even animation.

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India, the #EUFF2016 will travel from May 27 onwards to Delhi before moving on to Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. We’re proud to announce the Delhi schedule here on LBB!

Schedule


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Who Is It For?

Cinema buffs will know that Europe churns out some of the finest works among all the cinema industries of the world. You have roughly three weeks of European cinema in Delhi, for free, and at excellent venues like embassies and cultural centres— We don’t want to hear any excuses for missing this one!

Why Should I Go For It?

This year’s festival has a fantastic collection of contemporary films from 24 of the 28 EU nations. The movies range from 72 to 151 minutes and pack powerhouse performances from well-known actors like Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler, to little known actors from across Europe.

Have kids? Take them along to watch Three Brothers {Jun 1 at IIC} – a magical movie that is bound to enthrall children and grown-ups alike! Sceptical about documentaries? You should watch Flamenco From The Roots {Jun 9 at Instituto Cervantes}, a Spanish documentary that follows the roots of famous dance form to the streets.

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The EU Film Festival will open with an adaptation of Coriolanus – yes, the Shakespeare play, to celebrate the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare. Starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes, need we say more? Registration is compulsory for this screening.

When: May 27 – Jun 19

Where: British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg; Instituto Cervantes; Embassy of the Slovak Republic; India Habitat Centre; India International Centre

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk; Jor Bagh; Khan Market

Price: There is no entry fee, but entry will be on a first-come first-served basis. For the screenings at BCI, registration is compulsory.

Contact: 011 66781919 or write to Delegation-india-press@eeas.europa.eu

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