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European Film Festival starts today


European Film Festival starts today

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The Delegation of the European Union in partnership with European Union Member States and the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) is hosting the sixth annual European Film Festival at the EBCCI, University of the West Indies.

The Festival starts today and runs until Sunday.

Once again admission to the screenings is free to the public and there will be English subtitles for each film, except the one from the United Kingdom.

This year’s Festival features 13 films from ten countries – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The selection is a mixture of primarily drama and comedy but there are also romance, crime, and a fantasy.

There are three general audience films Mister Twister – Class of Fun, Almanya – Welcome to Germany and a Spanish version of Snow White which will all be screened on the weekend of November 8 and 9.

The most accomplished film this year is the Italian comedy/drama La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) which won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2013.

As usual the European Film Festival opens with the screening of the film provided by the British High Commission, which this year is entitled About Time.

On Thursday and Friday, two films will be screened each day, while four films each will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, with one of the general audience films.

Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mikael Barfod said: “It is a pleasure for us to source these films from our member states in an effort to provide the Barbadian public with an alternative movie experience. At the same time speakers of certain European languages will get an opportunity to experience the language being spoken.” (PR)


November 5: About Time – 7:30 p.m.

November 6: The Marathon – 7 p.m.

The Foreigner – 9 p.m.

November 7: Primos – 7 p.m.

Superclasico – 9 p.m.

November 8: Mister Twister – Class of Fun – 3 p.m.

Almanya – Welcome to Germany – 5 p.m.

Krasno – 7 p.m.

La Grande Bellezza – 9 p.m.

November 9: Blancanieves – 3 p.m.

To See The Sea – 5 p.m.

Angele et Tony – 7 p.m.

Beyond Blue Skies – 9 p.m.