Film Festival „Little Europe“ opened with Czech folklore performance
19.10.2011 / 08:23
On 14 October 2011, already 9th year of „Little Europe“ Film Festival took place at the Delhi University where most outstanding film from Central and Eastern Europe are presented to DU students and other interested auditorium. This year festival was inaugurated by Czech film „Grapes 2“, together with temperament performance of Czech folklore music.
The „Little Europe“ Film Festival has been initiated already in 2002 by Czech language lecturer at the Delhi University Ms. Hana Waisserová in order to introduce Czech film production to Indian students and promote Czech language studies at the Delhi University. From then on, the festival is jointly organized by Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies and Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi. Other countries from the region, such as Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia and Croatia, also regularly participate at the film festival with their national film productions.
With the main topic of this year being „Blockbusters in Cinema“, the festival started with the discussion of academic speakers on the cinema blockbusters phenomena, its trends and regional and national differences in India and Europe.
The festival was initiated with the screening of a Czech Film „Grapes 2“, which depicts marvelous nature of South Moravia, with its typical music and wine yards.
The inauguration of the festival has been thematically accompanied by the temperament performance of Czech folklore band „Cymbal Band of Jaroslav Čech“ which attracted huge attention and ovation from the auditorium.