In Paul Thomas Anderson’s gothically-titled Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis plays a man as famously exacting as himself: a renowned dressmaker in ’50s London named Reynolds Woodcock. The actor’s approach to his work finds its supreme outlet in the meticulous couturier, whose methods are likewise torturous even as they guarantee his exquisite creations. Anderson’s film dissects Woodcock’s creative genius with Hitchcockian coldness, […]
Pilou Asbæk is known for his amazingly convincing performances in Danish cinema and recently his work has appeared on the international screen. As a foreign actor of a small nation, Asbæk has had to leave the traditional mindset of Nordic countries, known as “Jantelov” behind him to embrace his own success and receive recognition […]
ÉCU est ravi de partager encore une fois ses meilleurs films indépendant avec son festival partenaire, Naperville Independent Film Festival. La 10ème édition annuelle de NIFF aura lieu le 23 au 30 septembre 2017 à Naperville, Illinois, États-Unis. Cette année, 15 films primes de la 12th édition d’ÉCU – Le Festival Européen du Film […]
Français With August ending we all start to long for careless summer, as autumn is on the doorstep, quietly reminding about the work that has been postponed. And yet the month of September promises a lot of new exciting things to do in Paris. Walking through the streets you notice that not only trees are […]
Français Zoe Kazan is one of those actresses who has been slowly building up her resume with impressive performances and gradually gaining momentum in terms of public recognition. A California native who happens to be the daughter of two Oscar-nominated screenwriters, Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord as well as the granddaughter of famed director Elia […]
“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 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2014 brought fresh talent to the big screens, while also highlighting the work of highly regarded and established players in the independent film scene. One of the most talked-about celebrities this festival season is the French actress Julie Gayet, who starred in the European Dramatic Short film […]
Two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people. “Not Anymore : A Story of Revolution” is a Non European Ducumentary by Matthew VanDyke and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!
Olli is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. When his mortally ill mother throws a party for his sixteenth birthday, he needs to embark on a quest for friendship. “Skunk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Raf Roosens and Jan Roosens and it is part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have […]
The individuals who were our submission judges and narrowed down the most creative and most innovative films for ÉCU 2014 include: Eric Dinkian (France) – director of KORE, winner of Best Independent Experimental Film at ÉCU 2013 Martin Rath (Poland) – director of WRITTEN IN INK, Official Selection of ÉCU 2013 Muriel d’Ansembourg (UK) – director of GOOD NIGHT, winner of […]
Suz Sainty has been a member of the ÉCU jury since 2007. She is New Zealand born producer, director and screenwriter. She has lived in London for the past 20 years, working mainly in factual film and television. She is currently employed as a producer for Discovery. Paul Anderson is a former BBC correspondent stationed in […]