Mossadegh

“Mossadegh” is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. Set in Iran in 1959, the film follows ex-Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh living under house arrest and suffering from a life-threatening condition. Mossadegh must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American physician that is sent to treat him. “Mossadegh” est en compétition […]

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Long Time Coming

Drowned in sorrow after the death of his wife, Morris (52) drifts back into his father’s old barbershop one night, to reminisce. But his past comes charging back at him, and maybe this has all been a long time coming. Noyé dans la tristesse après la mort de sa femme, Morris (52) rentre de nouveau […]

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Eldorado

“Eldorado” directed by Henning Fromme is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the European Experimental Film category. “Eldorado” is an ÉCU 2012 European Experimental Film submission . ‘Being Rich, or How You Can Take It With You’ – a short film directed by Henning Fromme, written and played by Geoffrey Steinherz in the style […]

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Melt

“Melt” directed by Noemie Lafrance is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the Non-European Dramatic short category. Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that melt away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light. “Melt” realisé par Noemie […]

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Gael Garcia Bernal à la Bibliothèque MK2

Oyé ! Oyé ! Mesdames (et Messieurs) accrochez-vous et préparez-vous à être séduit par la saison ‘Gael Garcia Bernal’ à la Bibliothèque MK2 qui commence aujourd’hui et finit le 12 juillet. Le meilleur des acteurs mexicains (et avouons le, le plus caliente) préside une rétrospective sur le cinéma mexicain à la bibliothèque MK2, avec des […]

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Only Sound Remains

« Only Sound Remains » directed by Tanha Sedast ke mimanad and Arash Ashtiani is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the European Dramatic short category. In the wake of the violent post-election protests in Iran, a family tries to hide the news of the death of their youngest member from their grandmother. « Only Sound Remains » […]

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Sabeel

“Sabeel” directed by Khalid Al-Mahmood is a new ÉCU 2012 submission competing in the Non-European Dramatic short category. A story of two young boys who are taking care of their sick grandmother. They spend their days growing and selling vegetables in order to buy medicine for their grandmother. Having the road as the main source […]

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Lavan Director Interview

Check out a recent interview with Guilhad Emilio Schenker, director of ÉCU 2011 winner of Best Cinematography film “Lavan” at the IN THE PALACE film festival located in Balchik, Bulgaria that took place June 18-25, 2011. Découvrez cet interview récent avec Guilhad Emilio Schenker, réalisateur du film gagnant du prix “Meilleure Cinématographie” ÉCU 2011 au […]

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Nouvelle Catégorie – Film des Jeunes Réalisateurs Européens

ÉCU – Le Festival Européen des Films Indépendants lance une nouvelle catégorie « Film des Jeunes Réalisateurs Européens », pour l’édition 2012. ÉCU donne une chance aux jeunes européens de soumettre leur travail à une communauté internationale engagée et qui apporte son soutient, leur apportant une visibilité, des critiques constructives et l’opportunité de participer à […]

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De l’obscurité: cinéma national paraguayen

Par Rose Stokes Le cinéma national paraguayen en trois mots? « Travail en cours », dit Luis Aguirre, écrivain et réalisateur de Universo Servilleta (2010), et c’est bien le cas. Les films paraguayens ont été, jusqu’à il n’y a pas longtemps, presque non-existants. Cela peut être expliqué par des raisons différentes, la plus évidente étant l’étranglement de […]

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Vermin

“Vermin”, directed by Adi gelbart, is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. When three creatures mysteriously appear on earth, the authorities observe them and try to make sense of their peculiar actions. At first the creatures harmlessly wander the fields. Then they are seen collecting plant seeds for growing gigantic onions and lettuce. But when […]

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Le festival « In the Palace » 2011 attire les talents des 5 continents

Par Alexander Acosta Osorio La neuvième édition du festival « In The Palace International Short Film Festival », qui s’est tenu du 18 juin au 25 juin à Balchik en Bulgarie, a réuni plus de 150 réalisateurs venus des 5 continents. Des cinéastes d’Amérique du Sud et du Nord, d’Europe, d’Asie, d’Afrique du Nord ont […]

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Legalize

“Legalize” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. ‘Legalize’ presents the hard-hitting facts of the costs to the U.S. of its current marijuana laws and the huge benefits that can be reaped by ending this era’s disastrous prohibition policy. It compares the current failed drug policies with the failed 1920’s-era alcohol prohibition, and weaves facts […]

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New Festival Partnership: CinemadaMare Film Festival

ÉCU is proud to announce our latest festival partner CinemadaMare, based out of Rome, Italy. Below are some facts and figures about the festival! The “CinemadaMare” film festival was started in 2003, but eight years of exciting work have earned it a number of distinctions. 1. “CinemadaMare” is the biggest gathering of young filmmakers coming […]

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Live à Cannes

Notre équipe sera au très attendu Festival de Cannes du 14 mai au 21 mai pour vous tenir informés, regardez les messages Facebook, les messages sur Twitter et même les blogs vidéo mettant en vedette : Interviews Vidéos Photos Articles Sympa Trucs & Astuces Alors, restez branchés ! ———————————————————————————————————— 21.05 Dernier jour à Cannes. Tu […]

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To Honor Asphodels

“To Honor Asphodels” is an official selection of ÉCU 2012, directed by Yana Alliata. Arnaud, the thief, wanders inadvertently onto an estate that curiously echoes the Greek underworld. Before he recognizes the precariousness of his circumstance, the gate closes behind him, imprisoning him with characters whose suffering will force him to unearth his forgotten humanity. […]

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The Living Theatre: Le Spectacle

Par Jen Wallace et Marc Rickenbach Suite à la conférence de presse célébrant le retour du Théâtre Vivant et notre article à ce sujet, nous sommes allés voir la représentation finale présentée par les artistes, après leur deux jours de participation à l’atelier d’action bilingue. Celui-ci ayant était mené par Judith Malina elle-même, fondatrice du […]

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ÉCU Attends 9th Annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria

ÉCU recently attended the 9th annual IN THE PALACE Film Festival which ran from June 18 to June 25 and took place in Balchik, Bulgaria to network, meet new talent and enjoy the black sea! Winners of the event can be found at this link: http://www.inthepalace.com/en/2011/news ÉCU vient d’assister au 9è Film Festival “In The […]

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