Krnáčová said it was an honour and privilege to be the producer of the opening film. “It’s a great honour and a great privilege to be here not only as a representative of a film (Little Harbour) which was selected for the festival but moreover, as a producer of a film which is an opening film, which is always the most what a producer can actually wish for.”
Inspired by a true story, ‘Little Harbour’ tells the tale of two children whose innocence changes their lives forever and how they feel safer on the streets than at home.
The film has won many awards and accolades including the main prize at the 4th Chinese International Film Festival Silk Road.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurated the event that will be showcasing a selection of 24 latest European films from 23 European Union (EU) Member States. “I remember watching English movies without really understanding them actually and still enjoying it. That’s the specialty of somebody emoting something on the screen…that even if you don’t understand the language, you can still understand the emotion. And I think, this further reiterates the fact that we are able to communicate with each other, not necessarily by language, but also by body language. And that truly makes us as one world, world people,” he said.
The event to be held from June 18-24 in New Delhi will traverse through 11 more Indian cities later in the year bringing some unusual and inspiring stories for world cinema enthusiasts.
As a special attraction this year, audience, students and filmmakers will get an opportunity to interact with well known film personalities from across the world who are travelling to India for the festival.