European film in NY
The tenth edition of the Panorama Europe Film Festival is taking place in New York City until 31 May. Co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the festival includes fiction and documentary works that present a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous flux. Several of the films explore dialogues between the historic upheavals of the twentieth century and the current moment.
The festival opener on 4 May was The End of Fear from director Barbara Visser. Upcoming highlights include Silent Night, Piotr Domalewski’s raw, tragicomic Christmas tale which won Best Film, Director, Script, and Actor at this year’s Polish Film Awards; Beyond the One, a documentary from Anna Marziano on romantic love; and a selection of short new films from Malta, including The Maltese Fighter, Bajtra tax-Xewk (Prickly Pear), Arcadia, and Lejliet (Eve).
Panorama Europe’s tenth year coincides with the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.