India to host EU film festival next week

Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-15 18:30:45|Editor: Li Xia
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NEW DELHI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- India will host the ng 23rd "European Union Film Festival" (EUFF) on Monday, screening as many as 24 latest European films from 23 EU member states, said a government official.

The two-and-a-half-month film festival is organized by India's Directorate of Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in partnership with the delegation of the EU and embassies of EU member states.

It will traverse through 11 cities in India, including New Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Goa, besides others.

The film festival will provide Indians with movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

All the films will be with English subtitles, said the government official.

The EUFF has some unusual stories to tell, like a man stuck in an unhappy marriage practices unusual ways to assert his freedom; a music critic finds his father irksome when they both begin to compete for the attention of an attractive psychotherapist; and three Kurdish siblings come together unexpectedly in a hair-raising journey during which they are pursued by angry relatives.

The award winning film "Little Harbor" is inspired by true events about two children whose innocent play changes their lives forever. It's a story about children who feel safer in the streets than at home, about children seeking out sturdy lifeboats that cross between the world of fantasy and the harsh reality of life, said a statement issued by Indian Ministry of Information and Technology.