A mesmerizing Spanish adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, made in the style of a classic, black-and-white silent film featuring Snow White as a beautiful bullfighter.
A gorgeously tender French animation, about a once-famous stage magician whose life is turned around when he befriends a poor orphan girl.
And a lavish and heartbreaking British drama, about love betrayed, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s great novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles—and set in modern-day India.
These three films—Blancanieves, L’Illusioniste and Trishna, respectively—are just some of the 26 films from 12 European countries audiences have to look forward to, as the 18th annual European Film Festival (EFF) of Trinidad and Tobago gets set to take place.
As ever, the lineup of films for this year’s EFF is varied, with an inviting mix of dramas, thrillers, comedies, documentaries and children’s films. A number of the selected movies are award-winning titles by some of Europe’s top filmmakers.
“One of the aims of the EFF is to give local audiences a glimpse of the customs, history and culture of contemporary European society,” said Jacques Sturm, Ambassador of France, the 2014 coordinating mission of the EFF.
“Further, it is hoped that the films shown will rekindle the memories of past experiences in Europe for those who are already familiar with it, and to those who are not, hopefully increase their desire to visit, and discover its atmosphere and its people.”
In addition to the French embassy, the EFF is organised by the other European resident embassies in Port of Spain: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the EU Delegation.
Once again, the EFF will partner with the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff).
The EFF runs from 14–27 May at MovieTowne Port of Spain, with screenings at MovieTowne in Tobago happening from 21–27 May.
Tickets for all screenings are $30 each, with tickets for children and students (in uniform or with student ID) priced at $20.
For more information on the EFF, including the full schedule of films and screening dates and times, visit ttfilmfestival.com/eff, or European Film Festival – Trinidad and Tobago on Facebook.