23 Apr '11, 3am

21st European Union Film Festival – Of Gods and Men #sgfilm

21st European Union Film Festival – Of Gods and Men #sgfilm

I was invited to the European Union Film Festival’s Blogger Movie Night held at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia. This is my 3rd year attending the EU Film Festival. This year, we previewed a film from France titled Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Of Gods and Men tells the true story of a monastery under threat from the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria during the 1996 Algerian Civil War. A group of nine Trappist monks stationed at the monastery of Tibhirine have to decide whether to leave or stay. It is an interesting film although the pace is rather slow for my liking. But I must say that I enjoyed the story. I particularly like the part where the monk quoted the Koran to the terrorist and convinced them to leave peacefully. The EU Film Festival is the 2nd longest running Film Festiva...

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