KOLKATA 2nd JUNE 2015. The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States was on display in its myriad hues



Kolkata, June 09, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):  The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States was on display in its myriad hues at the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF The festival brings to India a repertoire of 21 latest and award winning European films from as many countries. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of Member States, the festival was held in Kolkata in partnership with Cine Central, Calcutta from 2nd June to 9th June 2015.

The European Union Film Festival 2015 was inaugurated  by Shri Biman Banerjee, Hon’ble Speaker, West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in the presence of Smt. Jayashree Mohta, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Belgium, Kolkata and Hon’ble Justice Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen, President, Cine Central, Calcutta wit hthe screening of the Belgium film ‘Go,Eddy!’ at Nandan – I (West Bengal Film Centre).

                                           The inauguration ceremony

                                    Sri Biman Banerjee and Sri Shyamal Sen at the event

Speaking about the partnership between Cine Central, Calcutta and the European Union on the Film Festival, Cine Central’s President, Hon’ble Justice Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen said, “I am happy this year European Union Film Festival has stepped into its 20th Year and Cine Central, Calcutta is a co-organizer to celebrate this great occasion at a time when Cine Central, Calcutta celebrates its Golden Jubilee.  European Union has been devoted to the cause of promoting a peaceful, united and prosperous global fraternity. I am happy that the Union believes cinema is also one of the most potent forms of communication to accomplish their objective. We are confident this year also cine lovers in Kolkata will enjoy 21 Award-Winning Latest European Films of different genres. Once again I wish this great festival a grand success. Let us all get united with peace and fraternity.”
Celebrating 20 years of bringing European cinema to India, the festival had movies from varied genres including comedy, drama, romance and action - many charming and sometimes unsettling stories.