To popularise European film among the audience of Bangladesh, a seven-day long film festival tilted European Film Festival 2014 begins at the Star Cineplex of Bashundhara City shopping mall from May 13. This is the second time the festival is taking place in Bangladesh and the European Union along with Star Cineplex organised the event.
A total of 12 movies from 12 different countries of the European Union will be showcased at the festival. The event will open with the screening of Almanya, a German movie, at 7:15pm. It is a 2011 German comedy directed by Yasemin Şamdereli and premiered at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in the section competition and won the “Deutscher Filmpreis 2011” in the categories Best Script and Best Film.
Almanya tells the story of a Turkish family living in Germany for three generations who follow the wish of their grandfather and travel back to their homeland for the very first time. But their turbulent travels take an unexpected turn as the movie
Ambassador of the European Union in Bangladesh, William Hanna will be among the special guests present at the inaugural ceremony along with Chairman of Star Cineplex Mahbub Rahman. Other organisers of the event include British High Comission, Embassy of Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Netherlands. The festival will conclude on May 20.