“The Bigger Picture” – ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’!

Here’s the trailer of student film “The Bigger Picture”, directed by Daisy Jacobs. Is a part of ÉCU 2015’s ‘Official Selection’ into Animated Films. This is the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. Richard is happy to visit, but flees as soon as anything practical needs to […]

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Spotlight: Dardenne brothers

Français Who ever thought filmmaking doesn’t work when two people are doing it together are proved wrong with these two. If it’s because they share the same genes or not, one thing we know: The Dardenne Brothers complement each other. That’s why they have twice received the Palme d’Or in Cannes. Only seven other filmmakers […]

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Official Selection Highlight -“The Hunter”

Deep in the country, in a small and forgotten village lives Nelson, the drunkard and the war hero… forgotten by his country. The Hunter is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Ara Arush and part of the Official Selection.

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Official Selection – “Skunk”

Olli is a lonely skunk who makes trouble whenever he can. When his mortally ill mother throws a party for his sixteenth birthday, he needs to embark on a quest for friendship. “Skunk” is an European Dramatic Short Film by Raf Roosens and Jan Roosens and it is part of ÉCU 2014’s Official Selection. Have […]

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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 – “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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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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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 – “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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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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Submission – 7 Hours

This is the story of a long distance relationship and about how 7 hours can change everything. “7 Hours” is directed by the Kuwaiti filmmaker Farah Alhashim and it is a film in ÉCU2014’s Official Selection. Have a look at its trailer!

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New submission – “Desolate Road”

A couple on their way to start a new life runs into car trouble on a desolate road in Texas. “Desolate Road” is a Non-European Dramatic Short Film by Marwan Abderrazzaq and a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at the trailer!

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Interview – “Blanche Nuit”

A walk on a memory lane – check out this interview with the cast of “Blanche Nuit”, a comedy that was part of the last year’s Official Selection. Find out what they think of the international environment they found at ÉCU and why they love to be indies!

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“What Have We Done With Us” – New submission

A boy and a girl are trying to sort out their feelings for each other, sitting on fallen leaves in the park. The European Music Video “What Have We Done With Us” by Roman Olkhovka is a new submission to ÉCU 2014. Have a look at its trailer!

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November Update

November rhymes with Barcelona ! Oh it doesn’t ? At least it does at the ÉCU office where all and everyone has had their hands on the preparations for the 3 days screening. The event will start Thursday the 14th and runs until Saturday 16th. We will showcase 24 films from 12 different countries – all from […]

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Interview with Matthias Rosenberger, Director of “Spaghetti for Two”

ÉCU had the pleasure of interviewing Matthias Rosenberger, director of “Spaghetti for Two”, Official Selection 2013 nominee for best European Dramatic Short. “Spaghetti for Two” is an impressive short that praises humanity in just 18 charming minutes. Adapted from the same named short story by Federica de Cesca, director Matthias Rosenberger lets his contrasting characters, […]

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Exclusive Interview with Abu Bakr Shawky, director of “Things I Heard On Wednesdays”

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is highlighting six independent Arab filmmakers during this year’s festival who will be competing for The Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking. Also featured in the Official Selection of New York Film Festival “Things I heard on Wednesdays”, directed by Abu Bakr Shawky is one of the six […]

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