Goa: The 25th edition of the European Union Film Festival will be held virtually from Thursday owing to the pandemic. It will feature a line-up of 42 exceptional films across multiple genres, including films by 15 female directors. The ESG has partnered with the festival and viewers can register online for free to watch the films. From Agnes Varda’s seminal ‘Cleo From 5 to 7’ and Kieslowski’s ‘Three Colours: Blue, to Bergman’s Persona’, and Bunuel’s surrealist masterpiece, ‘The Exterminating Angel’, from Antonio Pietrangeli’s iconic ‘I Knew Her Well’ to the classic of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s ‘Loves of a Blonde’, up to the dramatically current ‘Ali: Fear Eats the Soul’ by Rainer Werner Fassbinder the festival will take viewers through a journey across Europe as retold by its most inventive storytellers.
As a tribute to the rich and indelible imprint of Indian cinema, the festival will offer viewers a look into the classic and the contemporary, through the section ‘Poetry on Screen: Satyajit Ray and Chaitanya Tamhane’, featuring the iconic ‘Aparajito’ and the award-winning, ‘Court’. Viewers will get an exclusive insight into the artistic underpinnings of director and screenwriter Chaitanya Tamhane.Given the immediacy of the climate emergency, the festival will provide a means to assess how it is being felt in different parts of the world through a series of shorts.
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