QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN NOVEMBRE

  C’est chouette d’être à Paris en novembre! Lorsque le temps commence à se rafraîchir il y a de moins en moins de touristes, donc c’est le moment idéal de se rendre aux musées et cinémas de la ville. Il ne fait pas encore trop froid, donc c’est le moment parfait de sortir de sa […]

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WHAT TO DO IN NOVEMBER IN PARIS

  November is an awesome time to be in Paris! As things start to cool down, there are less and less tourists, so it’s the perfect time to hit up the museums and cinemas around town. It’s not too cold just yet, so it’s the perfect time to get out of the house and see […]

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WHAT TO DO IN OCTOBER IN PARIS

  October means that autumn is officially here, but it’s not time to snuggle with hot cup of tea just yet, because there is so much to do and to see in Paris this month, that you can’t stay at home! A day without cars in Paris – 1st  Octobre On the first of October […]

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Movie Review: Visages Villages

  Like a delicious camembert with honey, the film Visages Villages (Faces Places) was definitely cheesy but pleasantly sweet at the same time. We follow the unlikely duo of director Agnès Varda and artist JR, as they travel throughout France, capturing the faces of those they encounter. The project all began in 2015, when Agnès […]

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CRITIQUE DU FILM: VISAGES VILLAGES

  Tel un délicieux camembert qui se déguste avec du miel, le film Visage Village était sans aucun doute un peu “cheesy” (comme le disent les anglais) mais aussi plaisant à regarder. Dans ce film, nous suivons le couple improbable de réalisatrice Agnès Varda et artiste Jr sillonnant la France et filmant leurs rencontres. Le […]

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ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD S’ENVOLE POUR ÅRHUS!

  ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD S’ENVOLE POUR ÅRHUS – LA CAPITALE EUROPÉENNE DE LA CULTURE 2017 ÉCU – Le Festival Européen Indépendant va projeter une sélection des meilleurs courts métrages indépendants mondiaux au Festival du film Super8000, le 27 Octobre 2017 à Århus, Danemark. La sélection spéciale du Festival Super8000 et du Festival Européen Indépendant va prendre place dans la merveilleuse atmosphère du Cinéma East of Eden, à  «  […]

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ÉCU GOES TO AARHUS!

  ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD IS HEADING TO ÅRHUS – THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2017 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival will be screening a selection of the World’s best independent short films at Super8000 Film Festival on the 27th October 2017 in Århus, Denmark. The Super8000 festival and The European Independent Film Festival’s – Special Selection screening […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: INGRID GOES WEST

  Similar to the dystopian television series Black Mirror (Charlie Brooker), Ingrid Goes West (Matt Spicer, 2017) is a sardonic take on millennials’ obsession with social media. Its protagonist Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an Instagram fanatic who feeds on illusions of closeness with the online glamor queens she follows. Feeling spurned when she is […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Pilou Asbæk

  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 […]

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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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WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN SEPTEMBER

  The official denouement of the summer season’s ubiquitous, languorous heat sundry outdoor revelries that is inevitably marked by the foray of the first autumnal month, hardly betokens the diminuendo in culturally rich and artistically plentiful activities that pack the Parisian social calendar to the brim. Take a look below to get to know the […]

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QUOI À FAIRE À PARIS EN SEPTEMBRE

  Le dénouement officiel de la chaleur omniprésente et langoureux et des fêtes en plein air de la saison estivale qui est forcément marqué par l’incursion du premier mois automnal, difficilement commande le diminuendo des activités culturellement riche et artistiquement abondante qui font le calendrier social parisien plein à craquer. Jetez un oeil ci-dessous pour […]

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Movie Review: Everything, Everything

Stella Meghie (JEAN OF THE JONESES) offers a garden-variety teen romance in her second directorial work, Everything, Everything, following the release of her widely applauded debut feature which explores the chaotic dramatics that follow a large Jamaican-American family in a riotously droll, sharply illuminating generational drama. Although her follow up project is equally audacious in […]

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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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What to do in Paris in June

Français So the summer has started, it’s the time of ice cream, outdoor festivals, picnics in the park and…rain? Yeah, it’s miserable here in Paris but that doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable too.  There’s plenty to do in Paris, and even if events are a bit muddy, you can have a great […]

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WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN MAY

Français  So while ÉCU 2016 may have wrapped up its 11th edition in Paris and we’re already feeling very nostalgic about the festival, we’re making up for it with sun, sea and sand with fellow filmmakers in Cannes from the 11th to the 22nd May. However, for those who can’t join us to forget all troubles in the […]

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April Updates

The sun is bona fide out here in Paris; spring feels officially underway. It’s about time the City of Lights got a little warmth after the brouhaha that was the 2016 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Our 11th edition is officially done and won. Over half of our winning directors were in show, […]

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Spotlight: Wes Anderson

“I don’t know what is in store for the movie business any better than anybody else does, but it does seem like my kind of movies are a little trickier than it used to be – or maybe a lot trickier.” Wes Anderson In contrast to most blockbuster films today, it is impossible to to […]

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