Hold your breath all you movie fanatics! We have a secret news for you that must have been whispered into your ear if you diligently keep tabs of all the events happening in the Delhi circuit.
About the festival
The British Council is going to hold a 24-day film festival in the presence of eminent personalities which include the European Union Ambassador to India, H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of Lithuania to India, H.E. Mr. Laimonas Talat-Kelpša, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India, H.E. Mr. Milan Hovorka and the Director India, British Council, Mr. Alan Gemmell O.B.E.
The European Union Ambassador to India, H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski will be heading the festival with a new film being screened each day. 24 film screenings from 24 different countries, the films range from hilarious comedies to gut-wrenching drama to fairy tales. We will give you a short snippet of the must-watch movies from the schedule below.
The festival will kickstart in Delhi and will travel to Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Where and When
There will be five different venues that will be used for the Film Festival in Delhi: British Council Division, Slovak Embassy, IIC, IHC and Instiuto Cervantes with the event being inaugurated at the British Council today at 6.00.
What all will happen there
The program will start with the screening of a film called ‘Coriolanus’ from 6.30 onward. The film’s star cast includes Gerard Butler, Ralph Fieness and Vanessa Redgrave among many others.
About the film: Coriolanus is a 2011 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s tragedy Coriolanus, and serves as Ralph Fieness’ directorial debut. Set in a contemporary day alternate version of Rome, it re-creates the battle woes between Aufidius and Coriolanus; two great warriors from the mind of Shakespeare.
And it does not end there, look right below for the entire screening schedule of the films that will be showcased along with the time and venue.
Out of this amazing movie list, we recommend the following:
Still Hjerte (Silent Heart)
As the name suggests, this film comes under the genre of life and its painful drama. The plot revolves around a mother suffering from an incurable disease and how she asks her family to get together over a weekend as a last wish to live to her fullest before the disease takes over her.
Cats don’t have vertigo
Filled with comedic drama, this movies traces the unlikely friendship of a young teenager and an aged widow as they unexpectedly run into each other.
Mother, I Love You
The story revolves around a 12 year old boy, Raimonds, who falls into the world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother. The emotional touch portrayed in this movie will surely tear you apart.
If you love seeing incredible performances, you would love watching this movie. Based on the life of a real Austrian murderer; Jack Unterweger, this movie is filled with brilliant cinematography, direction and master story-telling. Though not entirely biographical in nature, the film sheds light on a murderer you can help but sympathize with.
Now that your movie heart has risen to an inch 52, hop on to your mail to register for the festival, directly mail to: DELEGATION-INDIA@eeas.europa.eu or call on 011-66781919
Charges: It’s all on a first-come first-serve basis with no cost to make you take a detour from the festival.
See you there!