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ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM FESTIVAL
PANORAMA EUROPE 2019 FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, MAY 03 2019 - SUNDAY, MAY 19 2019
The eleventh edition of Panorama Europe Film Festival, the essential festival of new and vital European cinema curated by David Schwartz and co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the members of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), includes fiction and documentary works that present a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous flux. If there is a unifying thread in the diverse, exciting array of films in this year's selection, it is a focus on the myriad of ways that the pressures and anxieties of modern life filter down into the most intimate aspects of personal identity. While the films tackle such macro subjects as politics, history, labor, and feminism, they do so with stories that focus microscopically on the lives of individuals.
The ACFNY is co-hosting the opening night featuring the U.S. premiere of Mademoiselle Paradis by Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert, which stars Maria Dragus, one of Europe’s rising stars (known for her roles in The White Ribbon and Graduation), as an accomplished musician who is blind, bristling against the rigid social conventions of eighteenth-century Austria. Dragus will participate in a conversation after the screening; followed by a reception. Closing day includes the Greek film Pity, co-written by Efthimis Filippou, the frequent writing partner of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite).
In addition to Maria Dragus, the Festival will include personal appearances by star actors Marie Bäumer (3 Days in Quiberon) and Paul Portelli and Davide Tucci (Limestone Cowboy), as well as personal appearances by the directors Mindaugus Survila (The Ancient Woods), Elena Trapé (Distances), Sara Hribar (Lada Kamenski), Andrea Sorini (Baikonur, Earth), Zsófia Szilágyi (One Day), and Bogdan Theodor Olteanu (Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl). Many of the films are U.S. or New York premieres.
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All films will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles.
ABOUT PANORAMA EUROPE
Panorama Europe is coordinated by Gaelle Duchemin, European Union Delegation to the United Nations in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall. The 2019 Panorama Europe Film Festival presenting partners are the Arts Council Malta in New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Lithuanian Culture Institute, the Consulate General of Portugal, the Consulate General of Slovakia, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Czech Center New York, the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, Dutch Culture USA, the Goethe-Institut New York, Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Greece in New York and Onassis USA, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Romanian Cultural Institute, and Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI).
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