The initiative will kick off in Madrid on April 13 with German filmmaker Sebastian Schipper presenting his latest feature A Friend Of Mine (Ein Freund Von Mir), followed by such films as Feliks Falk's The Collector (Poland), Pol Cruchten's Little Secrets (Luxembourg), Tudor Giurgiu's Love Sick (Romania) and closing on April 18 with Patrice Leconte's hit comedy Friends Forever (Les Bronzes 3 - Amis Pour La Vie) which will then be the opening film for the Berlin programme on April 26.
Directors Feliks Falk, Pol Cruchten and Greece's Nikos Perakis (Sirens In The Aegean) as well as actresses Mille Dinesen (Nynne) and Maria Popistasu (Love Sick) are expected in Madrid to introduce their films in person and be available for Q&As after the screenings which will be in the original versions with subtitles.
Meanwhile, the Berlin programme, which will be running with two films screening each evening until May 2, is including Barbara Albert's Fallen (Austria), Fausto Brizzi's The Night Before The Finals (Italy), Kiran Kolarov's L's Revolt (Bulgaria), and Lucas Belvaux's The Right Of Weakness (Belgium). This week will close with Manuel Huergas' Salvador , featuring former Shooting Stars Daniel Bruehl, Leonor Watling and Ingrid Rubio.
Picture Europe!'s last stop will then be at the Curzon Cinemas in London's Soho district from June 8 - 14, opening with 2006's biggest Spanish audience success, Alatriste by Agustin Diaz Yanes.