Industries & Festivals — September 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Upcoming European Movie festival in Azerbaijan…Yay!

The Delegation of the European Union (EU), Embassies of the European Union member-states represented in Azerbaijan jointly with “Park Cinema” are pleased to announce launch of the European Movie Festival 2011.

The Festival will run from 6 to 10 October in Baku (capital of Azerbaijan) and will not only present modern European movies but also host world renowned European film directors and actors.

I think, this was the best news I heard all day. We received this press-release, and it looks impressive: program includes screening of 11 films from 12 European Union countries represented in Azerbaijan (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and a joint endeavour from Greece and France). The films are selected to suit all audiences (that’s crap, they don’t have any xxx or action there). Younger generation will be particularly interested in (how the hell they know what modern teenagers are interested in?) the movies from the UK and Czech Republic aimed at teenagers.

Yes, there will also be quests at the festival. We should note the French Film Director Olivier Horlait, Austrian Film Director Michael Glawogger, Polish Film Director Marek Lechki, German documentarians Stefan Kolbe and Chris Wright, Lithuanian Film Director Inesa Kurklietyte, Greek actor Gennadios Patsis. The audience will be given a chance to participate in interactive discussions with the guests after the movies.

So, I suppose I’ll probably attend the event, and watch a movie. I even picked one already called “Kill Daddy Good Night” – great title, eh?

Anyway, I hope it will be a great experience, even if I won’t enjoy the films themselves, as I have a specific taste in movies, and these are said to be mostly for “all audiences”. Oh, did I mention that the tickets are FREE?

Anyway, The European Movie Festivals now, reportedly, turning into annual events in Azerbaijan, and serve to build and develop cultural links existing between the European Union countries and Azerbaijan, and to contributing to better understanding of the European values through the European movie industry.



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