This year’s edition will screen 37 new EU feature films.
The event is organized by the EU delegation to Lebanon, in cooperation with EU embassies and cultural institutes.
Calin Peter Netzer’s feature movie “Child’s Pose”, the winner of the Golden Bear award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, will be screened on November 20 in the opening of the 20th edition of the European Film Festival in Lebanon, Mediafax quotes ansamed.it as saying. The festival, to be carried out in eight Lebanese cities, Beirut included, between November 20 and December 2, is organized by the European Union’s Delegation to Lebanon, in cooperation with various EU embassies and cultural institutes, under the aegis of the Lebanese ministry of culture.
This year’s edition includes many films and special events. Thus, the audience will be provided with the opportunity to watch 37 new feature films produced in EU countries, among which “La Vie d’Adele”, winner of Cannes Festival’s top prize this year, as well as six high-grossing movies from past festival programming. The programme also includes the screening of two feature films from Serbia and Switzerland, which are this year’s guests.
For the 13th straight year, the festival will assign two prizes to emerging Lebanese talents in this shorts section. The winners will get to attend a prestigious European short film festival thanks to contributions from the Goethe Institute and the French Institute in Lebanon.
“Child’s Pose” has been selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 edition of the Academy Awards. The movie uses drama, emotion and also humour to present the traumas caused by parents who suffocate their children with love, as well as the marks that the parents leave on their children’s’ personality. At the same time, the film is a radiography of the Romanian contemporary high class, it approaches the traffic of influence and small corruption in the basic institutions of the society and the manner in which they affect the entire socioeconomic system of today’s Romania.