SPOTLIGHT: NANCY BUIRSKI

  Dans son entretien avec Indiewire, réalisatrice Nancy Buirski a parlé de ses débuts dans le monde du cinéma comme fondatrice du Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Ce qui l’a surpris le plus au fils des ans est que très peu de documentaires parmi les centaines qu’elle a vus à son festival étaient disposés à […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: PERSONAL SHOPPER

  « Uncategorizable” is how the Guardian referred to ‘Personal Shopper’ after awarding it five stars. Time magazine also praised it for being a “strange and beautifully made film.” French film director Olivier Assayas won Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The official premiere there was received by an almost five minutes […]

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WHAT TO DO IN DECEMBER

  December has arrived in Paris — the time for thick socks, warm wine, and close friends. But this doesn’t mean you have to stay bundled at home all month! Paris has a bevy of activities to keep you enchanted and excited until the new year. Christmas Markets There are several fantastic Christmas markets around […]

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SPOTLIGHT: TAIKA WAITITI

  Taika Waititi was born in Wellington in 1975. In the interceding years, he has helmed outstanding works across film, television, and Twitter, obtained a heaping helping of acclaim throughout three continents out of the possible seven, and this very year, has been dubbed the #1 person from his country of birth. Waititi, raised by […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SING STREET

  Sing street tells the story of a teenager called Conor who sets up a band in order to attract a beautiful girl named Raphina that he met on the street. This is John Carney’s third independent musical film since Once & Begin Again. The soundtrack was composed by Danny Wilson frontman Gary Clark, and […]

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SPOTLIGHT: TOM HARDY

    You will probably have no problem recognising the man in this picture. He is now indisputably one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, but before he rose to fame Tom Hardy was just an actor of humble beginnings, living in London.  Tom’s steady rise to fame began after being cast in the WW2 miniseries Band […]

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SPOTLIGHT: PAUL DANO

  Le spotlight de cette semaine est dédié à Paul Dano, le chouchou des films indépendants. Né en 1984 à New York, il a commencé à être comédien il y a 23 ans, en jouant dans une pléthore des milieux et en dépictant un large spectre des personnages. Mais quelque chose reste constant parmi ses […]

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SPOTLIGHT: PAUL DANO

  This week’s spotlight is dedicated to indie film darling Paul Dano. Born in 1984 in New York City, he’s been an actor for over two thirds of his life, across a plethora of mediums, depicting a wide spectrum of characters. But one thing remains constant across his dozens of roles: passion. Dano got his […]

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ÉCU – Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant a l’honneur de partager certains de ses meilleurs films de 2017 du festival avec notre partenaire Arkadia Shortfest qui au lieu du 1 – 3 septembre à Băcoi, Prahova, en Roumanie. La 4ème édition du festival offrira encore une fois 3 jours d’événements artistiques, qui aura au […]

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Critique du film: Before I Fall

Le premier projet réalisateur de cinéaste né à New York, Ry Russo-Young, en 5 ans – après son drame familial, Nobody Walks (2012), co-écrit par Lena Dunham et mettant en vedette John Krasinski – le drame mystère pour adolescents, Before I Fall (2017), demande au spectateur: Qu’est ce vous faits si aujourd’hui était le seule […]

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ÉCU goes to Naperville Independent Film Festival

  Maintenant que la saison d’automne est rapidement sur les talons et plusieurs de nos partenariats impressionnantes et innovantes accueilleront leur festival de film annuel dans les mois à venir – comprenant des projections de films éclectiques, des ateliers interactifs et des tables rondes distingués – nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer le retour de la […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: JULIETA

  Almodóvar revient avec son 20e film triomphant, Julieta (2016), qui rivalise indéniablement la psychologie séduisant, les caramboles émotionnelle et les visuels chromatiques de ses œuvres légendaires – de l’intensément sombre En chair et en os (1997), à l’hystériquement passionnée Étreintes brisées (2009) et le mélancoliquement déchirante Parle avec elle (2002) – tout en présentant […]

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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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Jerry Maguire

Let’s give it up for the good guys capable of keeping their heads above water in the ugliness of the corporate rat race. If everyone had a dollar for each time a decent person got lost in the hustle that is corporate life, we’d all be rich by now. Jerry Maguire of the eponymous film […]

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Lauréats – ÉCU 2016

  Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant, l’évènement le plus attendu du cinéma indépendant européen , annonce ses 25 lauréats pour 2016. Au cours des 3 derniers jours, la projection des 77 films issu de plus de 31 pays différents s’est conclu positivement avec la cérémonie de remise des prix. Dans 14 catégories, les films ont […]

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What to do in Paris in April

ÉCU 2016 – The European Independent Film Festival 11th edition On April 8th 9th 10th will be in Paris the 11th edition of  ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Discover the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. This year we have 77 films from 33 different countries, 14 categories and 25 awards.   […]

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ATTENDING FILMMAKERS

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY (United Kingdom) European Dramatic Short Saturday morning / April 9th / 7 Parnassiens, 11:51 Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker who began documentaries having worked for the BBC, C4. ‘A Short Guide To Re-entry’ is his first short film and was shot with a mainly non-professional cast using improvisation to heighten the sense of […]

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Opening Night reviews

ÉCU 2016 Opening Night Film Reviews BOX by Mathias Askeland (Norway) Watch two people show you the complacency that settles with long-term relationships in five minutes. The shelf life of their romance has expired and comfort has lodged between them like a thorn to the side, when thorns come in the form of passive-aggressive accusations of relationship […]

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