NFAI to host European Union Film Festival ’18 : 06-12 July at Pune
National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is gearing up to host the European Union Film Festival 2018 from 6th to 12th July. 2018. The opening ceremony will take place on 6th July, 5.15 PM at NFAI’s main auditorium and on 12th July the closing film, ‘Labyrinthus’ will be followed by a master class with its director Douglas Boswell.
Opening with the French film 9 Month Stretch, the seven days festival will feature 24 films (with English subtitle) all belonging to member countries of the European Union, from a variety of genres such as drama, romance and comedy. The eclectic selection of films is sure to be a treat to film lovers looking to explore the treasures of European cinema. The film enthusiasts and students will also get the opportunity to interact with the filmmaker and exchange ideas with him.
According to NFAI’s official statement, Film festivals are powerful tools for exchanging ideas and networks across the world, overcoming the barriers of language. Along with fresh and engaging stories Film festivals invite the viewers to bask in the specific local environment the films are set in.
The National Film Archives of India & European Union Delegation to India will be jointly presenting this amazing opportunity to catch the modern European films on the big screen, and thus provide a window to the culture of European countries. This is in pursuance of the objectives of NFAI to showcase a variety of films from different parts of the world. European cinema is rich in narrative and stylistic experimentation, and it has always attracted the film lovers. The films being screened at the festival have won awards and appreciation at various international festivals.