Cinephiles, mark your calendar from June 20 to July 2!

Cinephiles, mark your calendar from June 20 to July 2!

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-15 14:00 Bengaluru: French film "L'illusionniste" and other 23 award-winning movies will be screened in Bengaluru as part of the 21st edition of European Union Film Festival scheduled from June 20. The festival is being organised by European Union and embassies of EU Member States in association with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, British Council and Suchitra Film Society. The EU film festival 2016 brings a selection of some of the finest and riveting films coming out of Europe today. Highlights from the festival include the stories of a ten-year-old abandoned boy ‘Jack’ who picks up his six-year-old brother and finds his way to life on his own; a great soldier of Rome who is despised by his own people and forced to turn to his enemy to find acceptance and an out-of-work illusionist who has a life-changing experience when he meets a young woman in Scotland. Inaugural Movie L'illusionniste L'illusionniste is an animated film from France directed by Mr. Sylvain Chomet. This revolves around a French illusionist who finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. The festival will be inaugurated on June 20 at 4.30 pm at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore by Remi Rouillon, Vice Consul General of France in India and Chiranjeev Singh, President of the Alliance Française de Bangalore where Dominic McAllister, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Leighton Ernsberger, Head of British Council Bengaluru and Skills India, British Council, Sarah Klare, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Shashidhara N - President Suchitra Film Society and Anand Varadaraj, Secretary - Suchitra Film Society will be present. Considering the film buffs in Bengaluru, the movies will be screened twice. From June 20 to July 2, one round of movies will be hosted across three venues - Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and British Council and the second round of movies (except 'Coriolanus') will be held at Suchitra Film Society from June 22 to July 2. Entry at all the venues will be on a first come, first served basis. However, for British movie 'Coriolanus' to be screened at the British Council, registration should be done by sending an email to Vani Shivakumar at vani.shivakumar@britishcouncil.org.