It is an intriguing and exciting delve into fascinating films, which all share a powerful sense of vision and a passion for striking storytelling. With strong titles from France, Bulgaria, Spain, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands and the Nordic countries, this remarkable selection of films makes for bold, entertaining and challenging viewing. The wealth and breadth of contemporary European cinema constantly allows for an enthralling insight into a constantly changing cultural landscape, and while many films contain a subtext of political commentary or delve into subtle geographic nuances, others are simply classically entertaining. The great thing about cinema is that all forms can be enjoyed and appreciated in their own right, and each helps bring us a little closer to our European neighbours and offer further understanding about what it is to be European.

View all films in the European Perspectives strand here.