Publicerat 1 december, 2014

Film in many ways

The Umeå European Film Festival starts Friday 5 December. During nine days there will be feature films, short films, documentaries, family films, a horror night, director visits, film quiz and much more.

Umeå European Film Festival is the continuation of MOVE. With a new name and a predominantly European profile, the new festival wants to highlight a variety of interesting filmmakers, from the centre and from the periphery, well-known as well as unknown.

Opening film is the French director Martin Provost’s Violette, which portrays the author Violette Leduc, a close friend of Simone de Beauvoir. It is the story of a hard working woman who also vigorously tried to make a life for herself in society, and maybe, maybe find someone who could love her. Martin Provost is a guest at the festival.

Other guests include Liliana Torres who presents her first feature film Family Tour, Anna Odell who debuted as director last year with the award winning Återträffen (”The Reunion”), Helsinki based director Selma Vilhunen and multifaceted artist Carl-Johan De Geer.

”We will meet and talk about film with directors from both Västerbotten and other parts of Europe”, say festival producers Karin Johansson and Sarah Wennerberg.

This year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Kis uykusu (”Winter Sleep”) by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, will be shown as well as feature films from The Netherlands, Slovenia, Romania, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Spain and many other countries.

”A film festival should contain film in many ways. This year’s special screening with sing-along is a new approach that we think will be an exciting and fun way to experience film!”, says Karin Johansson and Sarah Wennerberg.

During the first weekend, the Sami festival Dellie Maa is visiting, showing films and art produced by indigenous people worldwide and offering an interesting and important programme which also includes talks and music.

There will also be screenings for school children, lunch talks, silent short films from the 1920s as a tribute to the long forgotten feminist filmmaker Germaine Dulac, and of course a horror night lasting twelve hours non-stop.

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