Latin America, Screen

Colombia heats up for the Eurocine Festival

From the 27th April 2011, the 17th edition of the festival will see a Polish Director as the Guest of Honour and tribute will be paid to great film directors such as Berlanga and Noe.

Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Barranquilla have already started with the preparations; especially as they don’t always have the good fortune or the honour to hold such an event that is considered to be the most prestigious European cinematographic film festival in Colombia.

The event will take place between the 27th April and the 29th May, 2011 with Poland acting as the Guest of Honour country, taking part with more than eleven productions behind them. At the same time, the great Jerzy Skolimowsky, who is considered to be one of the most widely represented figures in Polish cinema,  will be in the charge of the grand opening ceremony of this seventeenth edition of the Eurocine Festival (Festival of European Cinema in Colombia). He will open the festival with the showing of his most recent film, ‘Essential Killing’.  Works can also be enjoyed from the Argentine Gaspar Noe and the Spaniard Luis García Berlanga, for whom homage will be paid with a review of his life and work in the showing of four of his best films: ‘Calabuch’ (1956), ‘Plácido’ (1961), ‘El verdugo’ (1963) and ‘La escopeta nacional’ (1978).

The Eurocine Festival will start in the Colombian capital on the 28th April and will continue until the 8th May.  From the 11th to the 15th May it will move to Medellín and from there to Cali from the 17th to the 22nd of the same month.  The finale will take place in Barranquilla from the 25th to the 29th May.

(Translated by Emily Russell – Email:

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