European Film Festival in Dhaka, May 19-June 04, 2013
For the first time in Bangladesh, the European Delegation in Dhaka with the British High Commission and the Embassies of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands are organizing along with the Star Cineplex (located in Bashundara City) a European Film Festival from May 19 to June 04, 2013.
Program of the festival and details about the movies of the selection are available here.
Passes for the whole festival are available. They can be booked by writing to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tickets for a unique show are sold 200BDT or 250BDT at the Star Cineplex counters.
The two French movies are :
Games of Love and Chance
Games of Love and Chance (in French : L’Esquive) is a 2003 French drama film directed by Abdel Kechiche and starring Sara Forestier. It won the César Award (French equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing and Most Promising Actress in 2004.
A group of teenagers from the housing projects of the Paris suburbs practice a passage from the play Games of Love and Chance by Marivaux for their French class. Abdelkrim, or Krimo, who initially does not act in the play, falls in love with Lydia. In order to try to seduce her, he accepts the role of Arlequin and joins the rehearsal. But his timidness and awkwardness keeps him from participating in the play as well as succeeding with Lydia.
The Triplets of Belleville
Madame de Souza is worried about her young nephew, Champion. Nothing interests him and he’s bored to death. One day, she discovers a pile of photos of the Tour de France and various cycling champions that he’s been hiding. She then buys him a bike and gets him training to be the future winner of the cycling race. It’s a bad move, for her nephew becomes the prey of the French mafia. They kidnap him and put him to work in illegal casinos where virtual races are run for high stakes. Madame de Souza hits the road, searching for her nephew, hoping to free him from the bad guys’ clutches.
This burlesque thriller takes us on Madame de Souza’s hair-raising search for her nephew through Paris’ Belleville neighborhood and an imaginary North American city. Laughter and tears are guaranteed.
The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards — Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for "Belleville Rendez-vous". It was also screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.