Experience Europe’s finest films in Indonesia for free.
Bored with the same movies on Netflix? Or feel like watching something new? You might want to consider going to Europe On Screen 2017.
As many of our watches like Daniel Wellington and Olivia Burton have come from European influences, we knew it would be perfect to inspire our market in a different way, which is through movies.
That’s why this year The Watch Co. is supporting the Europe On Screen 2017 event. A free film festival showcasing 73 high-quality films from 20 European countries to 15 screens in six cities, including Jakarta, Bandung, Denpasar, Yogyakarta, Medan and Surabaya. We know watching 73 movies can be overwhelming, so we decided to give you a list of the top 10 highlighted movies of Europe On Screen 2017 that you don’t want to miss.
Fuocoammare (Fire At Sea)
Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016, Gianfranco Rosi's incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa--and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it--is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action.
Twin boys who do everything together, from collecting beetles to feeding stray cats, welcome their mother home after her reconstructive surgery. But with her face wrapped in bandages, and her demeanor distant, they grow suspicious of her identity.
A German comedy about a practical joking father who tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
A French drama about a magistrate (Catherine Deneuve) and a counselor (Benoît Magimel) try to help a troubled teen (Rod Paradot) who was abandoned by his mother (Sara Forestier) as a child.
A beautiful documentary about Finnish lakes, the nature around them, circulation of water and ancient Finnish mythology.
The Paradise Suite
Selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, The Paradise Suite tells a story about the jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.
A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis.
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Blackmail is a silent movie from 1929 by Alfred Hitchcock. Alice is the daughter of a shopkeeper in London. Her boyfriend, Frank Webber, is a Scotland Yard detective. Alice kills a man in self-defense, after the man tries to assault her. When Frank is assigned to the case, he quickly determines that Alice is the killer. He covers up for her, but things get nasty when a petty criminal start to blackmail Alice.
Europe Short Animation Films by HAFF
This is actually not a movie but a series of short movies. This program consists of 11 short films. It includes, among others, Nighthawk by Spadela Cadez from Slovenia, winner of the Grand Prix at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2017. This program is provided by The Holland Animation Film Festival, which takes place each springtime in the heart of the Netherlands.
These films are just a tip of the iceberg and there are so many more in store. All screenings and events are for free, so be sure to mark your calendars from 5 – 14 May 2017 and watch these amazing films at the Europe On Screen 2017.