LYRICAL ROMANTICISM & REALITY DEPICTED IN 'EUFF'!
- Manoj Kulkarni
|Omiros Poulakis & Iro Bezou in Greece's 'Ontos Filiounte?' (Kissing)|
(wrote these words as heard from song)
This romantic song on the background of young couple's kissing scene in Greece's film 'Ontos Filiounte?' ('Kissing?') creates that kind of feelings! Yannis Korres directed in this film Alexander Voulgaris composed this tune nicely! In this Omiros Poulakis & Iro Bezou acted romantically!
|Albert Dupontel's French film '9 Mois Ferme' (9 Month Stretch)|
That romantic tune recollected Claude Lelouch's classic French film 'Un homme at une femme's ('A Man and a Woman'/1966) famous romantic song "Ba da ba da.."
'European Union Film Festival' recently over at NFAI in Pune. In one week total 24 recent films from different European countries screened in it! Inaugurated with Albert Dupontel's French film '9 Mois Ferme' (9 Month Stretch)..which was a black humour & used some scientific gimmicks!
|Madeleine Martin & Filip Berg in Swedish film 'Eternal Summer'!|
This time mostly road movies were there and observed lyrical romanticism! In this Andreas Ohman's Swedish film 'Eternal Summer' showed a unique picture of carefree youth to enjoy love life..in which two youngsters meets on a summer night and their adventurous trip ends on a surprising climax! In this pretty Madeleine Martin & handsome Filip Berg played this romantic couple nicely! Then Latvia's 'The Lesson' also travelled on the path of love in which youthful student falls in love with a teacher who then face personal conflict! Beautiful Inga Alsina did this role sensitively! And Samuli Valkama's Finland film 'Unexpected Journey' was about friendship which breaks borders!
|Inga Alsina & Marcis Klatenbergs in Latvia's film 'The Lesson'!|
|Constatinos in Cyprus' 'Boy On The Bride'.|
There were few good films on children psychi.. first was Petros Charalambous directed Cyprus film 'Boy On The Bride'. In this teen age boy finds out that the family of his cousin are being abused by their violent father. And then his brave attempt to teach lesson to that cruel man create a blunder! Constatinos Farmaks played this role powerfully!
|Pretty Vanessa Szamuhelova in Slovakian film 'Piata Lod'!|
|Dzesika Vienazindyte & Mantas Jankavicius in Lithuanian film 'When you wake up'!|
|Denmark's Martin Pieter Zandvliet's 'Uner Sandet' (Land of Mine)..war reality!|
|Cecilie Lassen & Mikkel Boe Folsgaard in Denmark's film 'De Standhaftige'!|
|Family scene from..Nuto Rocha's Portugal film 'Mother knows Best'!|
|Belgium's Douglas Boswell's film 'Labyrinthus'!|
As compare to last 'EUFF' this time films were better in this festival! Mostly showed emotions of youngsters while looking towards the life..in lyrical way & with poetic treatment! Hope to see more contemporary films from Europe in next festival!
All the best!!
- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]