Spotlight – Lars Von Trier

Français During these last weeks we have spotlighted people from the world of cinema that are big in this award season. But this week, we want to speak about a director that is the centre of many debates even if he’s not currently competing for the Oscars, Golden Globes or other awards: Lars Von Trier. […]

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New submission – “Parallel”

Two mobsters, one old and one young, get to know each other as they wait in a car park to meet a rival gang… The Dramatic Short film “Parallel” by Oliver Briginshaw is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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“Captain Abu Raed”

The first time I went home to Canada after living in France for a year I experienced what can only be described as culture shock. There were many things that I had become accustomed to expect or act like while in Paris that just didn’t translate well to Toronto life. For instance, pushing doesn’t exist […]

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ÉCU’S PARTNER The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

The first edition of the The Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival was held from the 17th to the 22rd of September 2012 in Luxor, Egypt. The festival was organized by Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts (NOONCA) with the contribution of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as well as public and private organizations in Egypt […]

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A Beautiful Impurity – Official Trailer

“A Beautiful Impurity” is a new submission to ÉCU 2013. Story of Noah, a young and naive member of a clandestine underground group of neo Nazi’s in East London called the NDP. Although Noah feels that for him the NDP is like a surrogate family where he feels accepted and at home, his loyalties become seriously […]

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MARCEL CARNÉ

  This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and […]

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HAAL – Official Trailer

In 1977, the military staged a coup in Pakistan, replacing the populist socialist leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the Islamist General Zia-ul-Haq. What followed are now known as the black years of Pakistan’s history, with brutal enactments of barbaric laws to persecute minorities, suppress women and silence dissent. People were flogged in the streets for […]

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ÉCU’s Guide to Italian Gestures

ÉCU OFFICE EPISODES Episode 6 – The Italians Over the years ÉCU has had interns from all over the World. We’ve had Poles, Danes, Brazilians and Roastbeefs; We’ve shared our laughs, wine, beers and tears with Aussies, Hungarians, Chinese and even the Irish. But for some reason for the last two years we have had […]

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ÉCU 2011 Trailer

ÉCU 2011 will showcase 77 films from 26 countries on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April in Paris, France. Take a look at the ÉCU 2011 Trailer and get a glimpse at what’s in store for you at this year’s festival! ÉCU 2011 diffusera 77 films de 26 pays différents les 1er, 2 et […]

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