MOVIE REVIEW: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

  The emotional power of Sean Baker’s new film The Florida Project is that it wins your heart so completely before it breaks it. Its 7-year-old star Brooklynn Prince plays Moonee, an irresistible ball of energy living with her ex-stripper mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a rundown motel called The Magic Castle on the outskirts […]

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CRITIQUE DU FILM: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

  The Florida Project (Sean Baker) est un film qui gagnera ton cœur alors même qu’il le brise. Son actrice principale, Brooklynn Prince, une fille de sept ans, incarne Moonee, une petite friponne irrésistible qui vit avec sa mère Halley (Bria Vinaite), une ex-stripteaseuse, dans un motel décrépit dans les marges de Disneyland qui s’appelle […]

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SEPTEMBER UPDATES

  September is already over and oh my, what a whirlwind it’s been! The new interns have arrived and have been hard at work, helping us to make ÉCU 2018 film festival the best edition yet. We are extremely proud to have an international team and currently have interns from countries as far and wide […]

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Critique de film: Wind River

Wind River est un des rares films à s’occuper du problème de violence sexuel sur des réserves indiennes et de l’indifférence du gouvernement fédéral. Le film, qui s’axe sur le viol et la disparition d’une jeune amérindienne Natalie (Kelsey Chow) sur le réserve de Wind River, symbolise une plus grande épidémie qui a poussé le […]

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Movie Review: Wind River

  Wind River is one of the rare films in American cinema to address the problem of sexual violence on Indian reservations and the federal government’s stark indifference to it. Its story of the rape and disappearance of a young Native American woman Natalie (Kelsey Chow) on Wind River Reservation is symbolic of a much […]

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ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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ÉCU THROWBACK REVIEW – BOYHOOD

Français Before trilogy director Richard Linklater brought pillow talk back with a healthy dose of nostalgia and the feels in Boyhood. The film’s intrigue factor is its long running cast and filming, famously spanning its storyline over twelve years and using the same actors in their aging element. But this happens to be the cherry on top of a […]

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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Français The winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is one of those films able to start a new trend in independent cinema, attracting the aura of the little cult movie around him and inspiring the birth of similar works. Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is he himself the fruit of a trend. […]

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Naperville Independent Film Festival

Français When filmmakers submit a film to ÉCU, they have not just the opportunity to show their work to an audience at ÉCU Film Festival in Paris, but they have the chance to be part of the ÉCU-on-the-Road tour and screen their film around the globe. And all this is possible because of the partnerships […]

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Spotlight: Robert Rodríguez

Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer and musician – a 360 degrees artist made in Texas, USA. This week ÉCU is focusing on a big master of pulp filmmaking tradition, a b-movie lover, a creative man that still inspires the whole indie film world: Robert Rodríguez. He was rejected by film schools but his passion […]

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Spotlight – Dee Rees

This week’s Spotlight focuses on American, independent screenwriter and director, Dee Rees. Recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of „25 New Faces of Independent Film“ in 2008, she has written and directed many short films. Her latest, „Pariah,“ having played at over 40 film festivals including Sundance, won the Audience Award at the L.A. Film […]

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Get To Know The Bands!

ÉCU is pleased to announce that we will have not just 1, not just 2, but 4 confirmed worldly renowned musical groups performing live at The 8th Annual European Independent Film Festival! The following bands are brought to us by Access Film Music Want to know more about the bands? Check them out here before […]

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ÉCU On the Road: Taos Shortz Film Festival

Taos Shortz Film Festival, USA 1. – 4. März Falls Ihr Rooster Cogburn and the Lady, John Waynes spannenden Nachfolger zu True Grit, gesehen habt, könnt Ihr Euch wahrscheinlich an die Rolle von Wolf erinnern. Rick Romancito, der aus den Taos und Zuni-Pueblos stammende Schauspieler, der die Figur spielte, wird Mitglied der Jury beim Taos […]

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