What to look out for at this year’s festival
This year’s programme features films that span myriad genres and themes. From unlikely relationships and the lingering effects of war, to grassroots protest action and contemporary engagements with identity, audiences can expect an engaging, informative, and entertaining host of films and documentaries.
Some of the highlights of the festival include the Austrian film Narcissus and Goldmund, written by Nobel-prize winning author Hermann Hesse and directed by Oscar-winning Stefan Ruzowitzky, which examines the bond between two different characters through the dichotomy of religious monastic life and the passion and adventure of secular life.
In The Dusk and Home Front are two films exploring the themes of war, resistance, and occupation among other things, and look at post World War 2 Lithuania, and the longstanding effects of the French colonial war in Algeria respectively. Similarly, the Johannes Naber-directed Curveball presents a contemporary fact-based story detailing how a lie about chemical weapons sets in motion a chain of events that results in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, forever changing the global political landscape.
Look out for the full programme of screenings and special events on the European Film Festival’s website.