Spotlight: Gleb Panfilov

It would be almost impossible to leave Gleb Panfilov’s name out of a considered list of East Europe’s most influential living directors. Indubitably, he is one of few filmmakers around who have been able to so adroitly illustrate the collective and individual, material and psychological disposition of the region in its pre- and post-Soviet era, […]

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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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Spotlight: Catherine Breillat

Not only is Catherine Breillat is a bestselling novelist, professor of Auteur Cinema and Bertolucci drama-starring actress – she is also one of France’s most influential modern-day directors, with a directorial oeuvre of nearly twenty films. For over forty decades, Breillat’s viscerally jarring and sensorially perceptive dramas have had generations of cinema-goers on the edge […]

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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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Spotlight: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of the most successful French directors of the modern era. His distinctive, whimsical style that can be described as a throwback to cinematic impressionism renders his oeuvre instantly recognizable. Of the several unique trademarks which characterize his films – including a focus on objects, the creation of quirky characters and the […]

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ÉCU — Le Festival Indépendent du European va organiser une projection de certains des meilleurs films indépendant du monde à Athènes, Grèce depuis 30 aoute jusqu’ à 1ère Septembre, 2017. La projection aura lieu XYTHPIO Theatre Art Café dans le quartier de Gazi, A partie de mercredi 20.45 touts les soirs jusqu’à vendredi, on finira presqu’à minuit. […]

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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 de film: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan est connu surtout pour ces thrillers cérébraux mais avec Dunkirk il se sert de sa technicité virtuose pour produire une expérience entièrement émotionnelle. Dunkirk mis en scène une des périodes les plus désespérés pour l’Angleterre dans sa bataille contre les nazis, quand 400,000 alliés se trouvaient entourés par le militaire allemand sur les […]

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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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Que faire à Paris en Juin

Alors l’été a commencé, c’est la saison des glaces, des festivals en plein air, des pique-niques dans les jardins et…la pluie ? Ouais, c’est épouvantable ici à Paris, cependant cela ne signifie pas la misère pour vous aussi. Il y a plein de choses à faire à Paris, et même si les évènements sont un peu boueux, […]

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Spotlight: Mads Mikkelsen

Une fois, un inconnu avec des racines uniques, les traits ciselés de Mads Mikkelsen a conquis les cœurs des spectateurs autour du monde avec son rôle sur l’émission américaine, Hannibal (2013-2015), et une gamme des rôles internationaux. Une adaptation de série de Hannibal Lecter, cet émission et ces films très médiatisés propulsaient l’ancien danseur et […]

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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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SUNDAY AT PETITE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 12 Sunday, April 10th @ 11:40 AM                                                                                  BUY YOUR SESSION TWELVE TICKET HERE* INVENTING […]

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SUNDAY AT GRANDE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 8 Sunday, April 10th @ 11:00 AM BUY YOUR SESSION EIGHT TICKET HERE* TRANQUILITY OF BLOOD by Senad Sahmanovic (Serbia) Here’s the thing about revengeful people: they are angry, driven, and passionate as hell. Vindictive motives are propelled to motion despite the outrageous trajectory followed. And when this fire wears off into muddled submission, where […]

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SATURDAY AT PETITE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

 SESSION 5 Saturday, April 9th @ 11:40 AM                                                                              BUY YOUR SESSION FIVE TICKET HERE* PRESTIGE INGREDIENTS by Adrian Rubi […]

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SATURDAY AT GRANDE SALLE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS CINÉMA

SESSION 1 Saturday, April 9th @ 11:30 AM                                                                               BUY YOUR SESSION ONE TICKET HERE* RAINBOW PARTY by […]

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SAM KADI – The lost truth of the Syrian uprising

LITTLE GANDHI by SAM KADI (Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, USA), Arab Special Section Sunday morning / April 10th / 7 Parnassiens, 14:08 There is a large chance that we will hear or read the word ‘Syria’, at least once a day. Whether we are reading it in the newspapers, or hearing it on the news, we cannot […]

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Rick Limentani – Engineer Turned Filmmaker

RICK LIMENTANI is a former Cambridge engineering student turned award-winning filmmaker turned playwright. His latest short film Put Down is screening at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2016. Brief intro!  I’m 37, I live in London, and I’m primarily a writer. I originally studied Engineering at Cambridge University, then went on to study film-making in […]

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