European Union Film festival 2016 - Coriolanus

Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 4:00pm Chandigarh

About the film screening

The 21st edition of the European Union Film Festival will open at the British Council in New Delhi with a celebrated production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The festival will present screenings of a collection of 24 award-winning European films showcasing different genres of European cinema from drama, romance, comedy, documentary, animation, fairy tale among many others.

The festival will travel across 11 cities in India at the same time. 

About the movie - Coriolanus

A 2011 adaptation of the play directed by Ralph Fiennes in his directorial debut, presents a contemporary day alternate for Rome, where riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are constrained.

In this contemporary version Ralph Fiennes has created a vibrant interpretation of Coriolanus with political relevance.

Duration: 123 mins approx 

Awards: Best Supporting Actress, British Independent Film Awards 2011

Fit for viewing by persons aged 15 years and above


The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Manipulated and out-manoeuvred by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain. 

How to register

Prior registration required for entry to the screening. For registration and queries please write to Namrata Sandhu at or call at 0172 – 5203016