Français “My position is that of a cinema director. I’m not politically active. But I can’t not react to what is happening around me” says Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose latest movie – LEVIATHAN – can be seen as a very political film, directly aimed to criticize the current elite of Russia. Set on a peninsula by […]
Our ÉCU-on-the-Road tour continues, allowing filmmakers who submit to us the opportunity to screen their films around the world. The next stop on the tour is the first edition of MUSEfest, taking place in London on November 29th. MUSEfest celebrates inspiring women in and around the global music scene. MUSEfest was founded by Zeb Achonu […]
“Killing My Girl” by Tasos Giapoutzis is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category Student Film. A young South Asian woman lives away from home, in London, with her husband and in-laws. The film depicts her struggle to undergo sex-selective abortion against her will.
37°4 S is a film in the category European Dramatic Short, directed by Adriano Valerio. Nick and Anne, two teenagers, have known each other since their birth and are lovers since childhood. But Anne’s just made up her mind: she’s going to study in England, 6152 miles away from their small island in the Atlantic […]
Français Ignas Jonynas is Lithuanian director who just released his first full-length film, THE GAMBLER. Before that Jonynas worked in the theatre for almost 10 years, had several shows in the radio, created couple of short films (SUNDAY AS IT IS and DANCING WORM) and was part of the first generation of Lithuania’s advertisers, thus […]
Français Each year Sight & Sound updates their list of ‘The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time’. The huge jury of critics, programmers and academics came to the grand total of 846 while the number of films by female directors they chose was… 1. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE 1080 BRUXELLES (1975) by […]
In the category European Dramatic Short, “Our Father” by Artur Zaremba is the story of Lawrence, unable to find peace and connect with his mother, seeks distraction from his demons by volunteering for an emotional support helpline. A desperate phone call from a suicidal man makes him face the past and pushes the boy to […]
“Cecilia’s House” by Clarissa Appelt is a new submission to ÉCU in the category Student Film. Cecilia is fourteen years old and home alone for two weeks. After mixed days of solitude and joy, Lorena, a mysterious companion, shows up in the house. After her new friend’s arrival, the house starts getting gradually emptier and […]
“Alleycats” by Ian Bonhôte is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ in the category European Dramatic Short. Fast, dangerous and unsettling, Alleycats by Ian Bonhôte is a tense urban thriller set against the backdrop of an underground activity, which is at the cutting edge of urban subculture.
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 […]
In her childhood she had wanted to become an opera singer but gave up that dream because of her timid nature. At the age of 18 she became interested in acting and not only did she manage to overcome her shyness, in only 10 years she managed to play some of the most provocative film […]
On Monday, August 11th 2014, the planet of cinema stopped as the death of Robin Williams was announced. The American actor’s passing triggered a surge of homages. At ÉCU, we would like to salute him by dedicating our this week’s spotlight to this great man. Massive homages have been made to the actor Robin Williams […]
“Intrinsic Moral Evil” by Harm Weistra is a new submission to ÉCU in the category European Dramatic Short. Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play a game with the viewer’s perception and expectations: is it a memory, a dream, a search […]