The European Union Family continues its cultural treat until 18 June as films from the first EU Film Festival are still accessible via Festival Scope.
The European Union Delegation to the Philippines said that films come from European countries such as Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Romania, Netherlands, Slovenia and United Kingdom. These are films ranging from comedy to drama and all are multi-awarded and have never been shown in the Philippines.
Aside from the 11 full-length films, 8 short films are also accessible during this period.
The films are FREE and subtitled in English.
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Here are the film details:
TITLE: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD
NAME OF DIRECTOR: Mads Brügger
Date of production: 2019
Original language version: English, Danish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Synopsis: It’s midnight. Rhodesia’s jungle is dressed in a steaming, reeking black. A propeller is heard in the distance, bearing down upon us. Many years later, stories are still told about Belgian mercenaries creeping around in the dark that night. In the plane is UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and his entourage of fifteen persons, and in a few seconds, they will not exist anymore. From this moment, you can draw a direct line to the Congolese civil war, Mobutu’s regime, the ongoing and accelerating exploitation of Africa and the total post-colonial nightmare as we know it today – all this due to the single incident taking place right now.
NAME OF DIRECTOR: Darko Štante
Date of production: 2018
Original language version: Slovene
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Arabic
Synopsis: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Zeljko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
Topics: Youth, Teenagers, Drugs, Alcohol, Violence, Gangster
Jury selection criteria: An accomplished first feature which surprises for many reasons. It is not the classical coming out of age film, because the teenagers portrayed in the film are not simply the testosterones alpha man they could initially seem. The “bad boys” attitude hides much more about their “mal-être de vivre”.
Consequences puts deeper questions about their feeling, about families unable to guide and to listen, about the society incapable of addressing youngsters the right way, or social services that are losing their challenge of utility and effectiveness, eventually about sexual borders that are so easy to cross.
Main Awards: Slovene Film Festival award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Slovene Film Critics Association award for Best Feature Film