Spotlight – The Great Beauty

Français This year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film marks the record breaking 11th win for Italy in the category. Paolo Sorrentino‘s “The Great Beauty” follows on the footsteps of his great film predecessor and source of inspiration Frederico Fellini. The director follows his protagonist around Rome, which at times is enchanting, at times […]

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Official Selection – “Post Scriptum”

Nobody understood the Prophets when talked about them. They are intangible, and nevertheless they look so real.”Post Scriptum” is an European Experimental Film by Santiago Parres and part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Honour”

When Nadja is seen with a boy, a rumor starts spreading. Her family must now take action to restore Nadja’s honour. “Honour” is a film directed by Peter Sporremark and part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Have You Checked Your Oil?”

After visiting a neighboring village, a man comes back to find his wife brutally violated. “Have You Checked Your Oil?” is a film by Karim Rahbani and it is part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection in the Arab Special Selection.

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Spotlight – Robert Redford

Français ÉCU takes pride in being a platform that helps further the development and creativity of independent filmmakers and the independent film industry. In this week’s spotlight, ÉCU looks into the career of an actor who is not only an American classic but also creator of his own nationally acclaimed film festival “Sundance,” Robert Redford. […]

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Official Selection – “The Ballad of Bloom”

A neon love story set within the chemicals of the human brain. “The Ballad of Bloom” is a student film by Dan Herlihy and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Sickfuckpeople”

A group of homeless kids that have survived their drug-addicted childhood and, once grown up, begun to live an adult life. “Sickfuckpeople” is an European Documentary by Juri Rechinsky and part of the Official Selection of ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Official Selection – The 9th

A provocative penthouse party, soaked with the sound of classic Jazz, hosts an array of offbeat guests who dance around an intensely hidden secret. The 9th is a Dramatic Feature by Nathan Codrington and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Spotlight – Jessica Lange

The latest talk of the indie film scene is the release of ‘In Secret.’ Set in nineteenth century Paris, France ‘In Secret’ tells the story of a young girl who is forced by her domineering aunt to marry her sickly cousin whom she does not love. None other than the legendary actress Jessica Lange plays […]

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Submission – “Eutanas S.A.”

Would you like to die the same way your icon did? “Eutanas, SA” by the Spanish director Victor Nores is an European Comedy Film and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Submission – “Are We Apart”

The European Music Video follows Kid Exodus as he descends from the underground of his native city Tromso. “Are We Apart” by Viktor Enoksen is a submission to ÉCU 2014 and part of the Official Selection. Watch its trailer!

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Official Selection – “Fade Away”

The film follows a manhunt between professional killers that leads to an endless loop of murders. “Fade Away” by Romain Chassaing is an European Music Video and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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Spotlight – Paolo Virzì

Français This week we decided to write about an Italian director that with a particular ironic style represents peculiar situations in the Italian lifestyle and just presented his new film “Il Capitale Umano”, a great example of original and smart independent filmmaking. Meet, Paolo Virzì. He was born in Livorno (Tuscany) and he studied cinematography […]

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Launch Party 2014

ÉCU 2014 Launch Party took place at the Gibus Club on March 11th. It was full of fun, live music, and previews of films from the ÉCU 2014 Official Selection. Have a look at this video to have a taste what happened during this crazy event: The live music during the event was great, here […]

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Chains of Love – Submission

Hannah who wants to surprise the love of her life.. But instead it is her the one to be surprised. “Chains of Love” is a Student Film by Martina Plura and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Jiminy – Submission

In the near future, most people get a chip implanted in their brains. Nathanael, a cricket repair man, is faced with a moral dilemma when the parents of an autistic boy ask him to hack into the chip of their son. “Jiminy” is a Student Film by Arthur Molard and part of the Official Selection […]

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Submission – Still Got Lives

Marco and Lisa are in love. Online, they fight side by side but in real life Lisa refuses to meet Marco. When he decides to go searching for her he finds a new world. “Still Got Lives” is a Student Film by Jan-Gerrit Seyler and part of the Official Selection at ÉCU 2014.

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Spotlight – Spike Jonze

Français As indicated by the awards ceremonies so far, Spike Jonze will be leaving with an Academy Award for Best Screenplay at this year’s Oscars for his newest film “Her”. ”Her” is about a man falling in love with his OS (intelligent computer operating system). This bizarre concept follows suit with the rest of the […]

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