The British Council and the British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai invite you to ‘Laugh like a European’ at the opening of the 16th European Union Film Festival 2011 with the India premiere of Four Lions directed by Chris Morris, Winner of Outstanding Debut at British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in 2011.

Four Lions Movie Poster

The Festival opens on 7th March and will be held at the Tata Theatre, NCPA in Mumbai.  Passes for the same will be available at the British Council office in Mumbai from Thursday, 3 March.

Four Lions
97 Minutes, Comedy / Drama, UK
In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar is disillusioned about the treatment of Muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj has ever heard. Better still it’s a no-brainer because Omar does his thinking for him. Opposed to Omar and everyone else on earth is the white Islamic convert Barry. He’d realize he joined the cell to channel his nihilism – If he had half the self knowledge of a duck. Faisal is the odd man out. He can make a bomb – but he can’t blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has “started eating newspaper”. Instead he’s training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with. They must strike a decisive blow on their own turf but can any of them strike a match without punching himself in the face?

The 16th edition of European Union Film Festival will be held from March to May 2011 covering 7 cities in India: Mumbai, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Thrissur. A collection of European cinema from the comic genre, this year’s selection includes 19 films from EU Member States.

MUMBAI Schedule, 7 to 18 March 2011

Date Venue Screening I timing
Country & Film
Screening II timing
Country + Film
March 7 Tata Theatre, NCPA Inauguration by British Deputy High Commission and British Council

7.00 p.m.

United Kingdom
Four Lions
March 8 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Luxembourg
The Unemployment Club
6.30 p.m. Belgium
A Chicken is no Dog
March 9 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Finland
Ricky Rapper
6.30 p.m. Slovakia
March 10 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Poland
6.30 p.m. Sweden
March 11 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Portugal
Call Girl
6.30 p.m. Hungary
Made in Hungaria
March 14 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Czech Republic
Wrong Side Up

6.30 p.m. Denmark
Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms

March 15 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Netherland
Love is all

6.30 p.m. Slovenia
Cheese and Jam

March 16 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Italy
The Physics of Water

6.30 p.m. Ireland
The Commitments

March 17 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Germany
Beloved Berlin Wall

6.30 p.m. Spain
The Other Side of the Bed

March 18 AllianceFrancaise 4.00 p.m. Romania
Kino Caravan

6.30 p.m. France

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