European movies to enrich Kochi film fest - The New Indian Express

European movies to enrich Kochi film fest

Published: 13th December 2012 08:01 AM

Last Updated: 13th December 2012 08:01 AM

A special package of European films will ornate the basket of the  Kochi International Film Festival (KIFF) which will begin on December 16. The fete will feature nearly 150 films from all over the globe and the films from European countries are something for the viewers to watch out for in the first edition of the KIFF.

Amour (2012), French

Amour (Love) is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke. The movie narrates the tale of an elderly couple Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers. Their lone daughter lives abroad . The film was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. It has been selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards and  won four awards at the 25th European Film Awards.

Beyond the Hills (2012),  Romanian

Written and directed by Cristian Mungiu, ‘Beyond the Hills’ is a film which follows the the life of two young women at an Orthodox convent in Romania. Mungiu won the award for best screenplay, and the lead actors won awards at Cannes Film Festival. ‘Beyond the Hills’ was also the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.

Klip (2012), Serbia

A socially-relevant theme and the sensual elements in the movie made ‘Klip’ a noticeable presence in an array of international festivals, where it was screened. Directed by Maja Milos, Klip is the tale of Jasna, a teenage girl.  She likes to record everything around her using a mobile phone camera.  At one of the late-night parties, she meets Djole and later they develop an intense sexual relationship. Meanwhile Djole starts using Jasna as a sexual object and the movie shows how Jasna’s  life gets out of  her control .

Holy Motors(2012), French

Directed by Leos Carax, ‘Holy Motors’ is the story of  a man who travels between multiple parallel lives.  The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Oh Boy (2012), German

Director Jan Ole Gerster’s tragicomedy ‘Oh Boy ‘ is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of Berlin. The film deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one’s place.

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