European Union Film Festival (EUFF) India 2019 - 24th Edition

by nairtejas | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

All 23 films that were screened across major cities in India as part of the 24th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2019. All 23 films from 23 different European nations, making it a peculiar festival for us cine enthusiasts.

More at https://www.euffindia.com/films

2019 was my maiden year and I managed to watch a dozen of these.

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1. Styx (I) (2018)

94 min | Drama

78 Metascore

"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

Director: Wolfgang Fischer | Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda, Inga Birkenfeld

Votes: 1,952 | Gross: $0.07M

Austria

2. King of the Belgians (2016)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Desperate to return home from a state visit to Istanbul when his country suffers its worst-ever political crisis, but unable to fly due to a solar storm, the King of the Belgians finds himself on a tumultuous road trip across the Balkans.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis

Votes: 1,529

Belgium

3. Bubblegum (I) (2017)

104 min | Drama

Kalin (35) is a talented advertising specialist, weary of life. Bilyana (35) is a free spirit, still uncertain of what she wants. They grew up in Socialist Bulgaria, where they were part of... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Todorov Rogi | Stars: Diana Dimitrova, Teodora Duhovnikova, Valentin Ganev, Vladimir Zombori

Votes: 1,014

Bulgaria

4. Rosemarie (2017)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

A burned out soap opera writer turns his gaze upon his dysfunctional neighbours, but gets more than the inspiration he bargained for.

Director: Adonis Floridis | Stars: Popi Avraam, Andreas Vasileiou, Marios Ioannou, Emmanouela Charalambous Engel

Votes: 28

Cyprus

5. Tender Waves (2013)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Vejdelek | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Hynek Cermák, Robert Cejnar, Lucie Steflová

Votes: 232

Czech Republic

6. The Charmer (2017)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

78 Metascore

"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

Director: Milad Alami | Stars: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann, Susan Taslimi

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.03M

Denmark

7. Laugh or Die (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 477

Finland

8. Hope (V) (2014)

86 min | Drama

On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.

Director: Boris Lojkine | Stars: Justin Wang, Endurance Newton, Nabyl Fally Koivogui, Abdessalam Hessoun

Votes: 153

France

9. Me and Kaminski (2015)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 1,155

Germany

10. Little England (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance

One home, one secret, one man, two sisters. The 20 year old Orsa is madly in love with the lieutenant Spyros Maltabes. As a closed character she won't reveal her secret to anyone. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Votes: 5,638

Greece

12. Black '47 (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

65 Metascore

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox

Votes: 7,753 | Gross: $0.05M

Ireland

13. Drive Me Home (2018)

94 min | Drama

Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily; they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere else. Now thirty-year-olds, they both live abroad but they lost touch ... See full summary »

Director: Simone Catania | Stars: Marco D'Amore, Vinicio Marchioni, Chiara Muscato, Lou Castel

Votes: 25

Italy

14. Return of Sergeant Lapins (2010)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

The film is set in Riga, where sergeant Krists Lapins returns from an international mission and moves into a remote flat in the city's suburb. Although expecting to live a peaceful life, Krists finds himself involved in several adventures.

Director: Gatis Smits | Stars: Baiba Broka, Vilis Daudzins, Gatis Gaga, Andris Keiss

Votes: 197

Latvia

15. Ashes in the Snow (2018)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

43 Metascore

In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Jonah Hauer-King, Sophie Cookson, Bel Powley, James Cosmo

Votes: 4,383

Lithuania

16. Of Time and the Sea (2018)

94 min | Drama

On an island an old man wracked with dementia dreams he was once a king. Together with his two daughters they exist in the wake of a bizarre malady of mysterious origin on a land devoid of animal life.

Director: Peter Sant | Stars: Ruth Borg, Narcy Calamatta, Mandy Mifsud, Keith Barbara

Votes: 7

Malta

17. Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Donatella Finocchiaro

Votes: 659

Netherlands

18. Diamantino (2018)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Stars: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $0.07M

Portugal

19. Beside me (2018)

84 min | Drama

We are strangers until something brings us together.

Director: Tedy Necula

Romania

20. Backstage (I) (2018)

86 min | Drama, Music

Multiplatinum-selling rappers like DMX, Method Man, Jay-Z and others take you where you've never been before: behind the scenes of the hottest hip-hop concert tour ever! Hip, irreverent and... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Sedlácková | Stars: Mary Havranová, Ondrej Hraska, Martin Rakictý, Natália Baloghová

Votes: 55

Slovakia / opening film

21. María (y los demás) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Ever since her mum died, María has taken care of her father and her siblings. That's why her father's announcement of marriage to his nurse brings María's world crashing down around her. At the age of 35, she'll have to change her fate.

Director: Nely Reguera | Stars: Bárbara Lennie, José Ángel Egido, Pablo Derqui, Vito Sanz

Votes: 647

Spain

22. Tjuvheder (2015)

92 min | Crime, Drama

The story of two women's newfound friendship and their struggles in Stockholm underworld.

Director: Peter Grönlund | Stars: Malin Levanon, Lo Kauppi, Tomasz Neuman, Jan Mattson

Votes: 1,363

Sweden

23. #Female Pleasure (2018)

97 min | Documentary

#FEMALE PLEASURE embarks on a journey to discover the remaining obstacles that stand in the way of female sexuality in the 21st century.

Director: Barbara Miller | Stars: Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner

Votes: 323

Switzerland



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