ÉCU Spotlight: Ang Lee – between Hollywood and independent cinema

A movie is really provocation. It’s not a message, it’s not a statement. – Ang Lee Ang Lee’s last work Life of Pi is said to be the most beautiful film of 2012 and this is fully justified. The film convinces even the harshest critics of this not only with its great visual effects, breathtaking […]

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ÉCU Spotligt: New Year’s Special

New Year 2013 is just around the corner and a mood of celebration is in the air. Some people are busy preparing for a big party, some people want to have a cosy evening at home. ÉCU have selected some good indie films for you to enjoy on New Year’s Eve, as well as for […]

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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: Peter Jackson’s rise from indie “splatstick” comedy to box-office smashing Lord of the Rings movies

With the arrival of the prequel to Peter Jackson’s epic The Lord of the Rings film trilogy to our screens, we have to ask… just where does such an impressive film director as Jackson start out? Tracing the genesis of a prominent filmmaker is always enlightening, and in Jackson’s case his journey into cinematic epics started […]

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Ukrainian independent cinema as a social phenomenon

Not much is known about Ukranian film industry, and less still is known about the Ukrainian independent film industry. When we talk about the Ukrainian independent film scene, we talk about “new Ukrainian cinema”, which is quite a social and political phenomenon in this country. The indie scene has become more visible since the last […]

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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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PUPPETEER – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Shaun is a lonely urbanite trapped in an uninspiring job and disconnected from those surrounding him in a metropolis. Yearning for human connection, he frequents the spot where his father died to revisit childhood memories when they practised the art form of puppetry; the metropolitan train stations to try engaging himself with fellow travellers; and […]

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INTERN BUZZ MAY 2012

Daria and Lucia are the ÉCU intern buzz for the month of May. Check out this crazy double interview to our beautiful italian interns!

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Death of the Big Screen?

Inspired by the Blog article: “How Long Until A Feature Film Made on the iPhone is in Theaters” by Peter Hall, our Intern Heather Poole gives her opinion on the future of Filmmaking: The new iPhone 4G is the latest edition to the Apple revolution but is it the beginning of the end for the […]

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Blocked

“Blocked”, directed by Thorbjorn Magnus, is competing in ECU 2010’s European Dramatic Short category. Check out this trailer!

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