Visions of Europe (2004), directed by Faith Akin, Barbara Albert, Sharunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermosa, Arvo Iho, Aki Kaurismaki, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulik, Malgosia Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo Van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh.
The idea was simple:
Twenty-five countries, twenty-five visions from respected film directors from each of the respective countries that formed the European Community in 2004. Each director gives a personal vision of life in this cultural melting pot.
The conditions were equally simple: absolute freedom of expression.
The hope was to have a powerful manifestation of the cultural diversity of Europe as opposed to the idea of globalization and conformity. The ambition was also to celebrate the artistic freedom and freedom of expression as this should be a key value of the European community.