The 19th European Union Film Festival, which kicks off Friday in the capital, will screen as many as 19 award-winning films in 10 cities in India.
The fest, which will run till March 11 in Delhi, will travel to Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata.
“The selected movies showcase different stories of youth and the young. They are a collection of dreams and passion, fear and frustration, fun and joy, mistakes and recognition — all things old and young for both the young and not-so-young,” read a statement from the organizers.
The opening movie, British comedy “Killing Bono”, directed by Nick Hamm, tells the story of two brothers who attempt to become global rock stars, but are left to only look on as their old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
All films will be screened in national languages of member states of the European Union, with English subtitles.
Among them there are languages like Hungarian, Irish, Danish and Lithuanian – many of which the viewer may hear for the first time. All films portray Europe’s diversity and its cinema tradition.
Entry to the festival is free, with seating on first-come, first-served basis.