The 16th edition of European Union Film Festival
is being held from 23rd March to 3rd April at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. The line-up includes 19 films focusing on the theme of comedy, with the slogan of the festival being "Laugh Like a European".
As a part of the festival, Kino Caravan (Caravana cinematografica), a Romanian film will be screened on the 5th day at 6:00pm. The film has been directed by Titus Muntean, and stars Mircea Diaconu, Doru Boguta, Iulia Lumanare and Nicolae Urs.
Set in early 1960s Romania, an old truck transformed into a Kino Caravan (cinema truck) is visiting a remote, isolated mountain village from Transilvania to screen films based on the Russian propaganda. It's the first official propaganda job for our young hero (Tavi) and he's trying his best to fulfill it. The protagonist is a person who strictly follows the book and believes that any deviation from the set norms must be severely dealt with. Tavi and his companion see conspiracies behind every raindrop and treason behind every freak accident that harms them or their precious film-reels. Tavi reacts by drawing up a damning report, which he forces the village president to sign. Once the document has been drafted, the villagers shift tactics from trying to oust the humorless men to plying them with liquor and conviviality. He is irrevocably attracted to the pretty village librarian, and their awkward courtship furnishes the film with much humour. As his love for the lady deepens, his confusion over his mission increases.
Entry is by passes available at Alliance Francaise office. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 27700734 / 27700736 for further details.