Hang on to your Euros. It’s free!
9th Annual European Union Film Festival
November 14 – 27, 2013
The Royal Cinema –
608 College St, Toronto
Box Office info:
General Admission to all EUFF screenings is FREE and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Seats to any screening can be secured in advance by a donation of min. $10 per seat at www.eutorontofilmfest.ca
Advanced seats must be occupied min. 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening.
**Full line-up release**
– October 21, 2013) This may not be
exactly what Prime Minister Stephen Harper had in mind when he announced “free
trade” with the European Union. But, for two weeks in November at Toronto ’s Royal Cinema,
the 9th annual European Union Film Festival is offering up a full slate of
acclaimed films with free general admission. Toronto
The European Union Film Festival is proud to announce the Canadian schedule for its 2013 program. With this formidable line-up, the EUFF celebrates nine years of creative triumphs, showcasing the best contemporary cinema from its 28 member countries.
Kicking off the fest is The Other Dream Team (
directed by Lithuania
Marius Markevicius. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance film festival, this documentary chronicles the brutalities the country’s basketball Olympic team were subjected to under communist rule, and how these elite athletes went from being the poster child for communist oppression to symbols of democracy and a new independent
Also part of EUFF will be the North American premiere, and closing night film, Natural Grace (
directed by award-wining documentarian Art O’Briain, and winner of Best Irish
Feature Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012. An intimate in-depth
portrait, this documentary follows Martin Hayes, one of Ireland ’s
greatest fiddlers and a leading exponent of traditional Irish music. Ireland
Other North American Premieres include Dinner With My Sisters (Cyprus), a contemporary psychological drama of a Greek--‐Cypriot family in crisis; Living Images (Estonia) a historical drama following a noble woman who is shocked to discover her humble origins; The Consul of Bordeaux (Portugal) tells the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese consul in Bordeaux who helped thousands of people escape Nazi-occupied France.
Canadian Premieres will include Volare - The Great Story Of Domenico Modugno, (Italy) a biopic on Dominico Modugno, known for writing the classic song who rose from poverty to international fame, becoming one of Italy’s most beloved cantautori; Night Boats (Croatia) a charming love story of two people running from their retirement home together; Blind Spot (Luxembourg), the first thriller ever to be made in Luxembourgish; Happy Funerals (Romania), a dark comedy following three friends trying to rid themselves of a Gypsy course; and A Trip (Slovania) the story of three old friends, each at a crossroads in their lives, embarking on a road trip together.
My Father’s Bike (Poland), an inter-generational family comedy drama, winner of Best Screenplay at Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival; and Bajari (Spain) a documentary following a family of Flamenco dancers, and exploring the rich traditions to accompany this famous dance, will both have their Toronto Premieres at EUFF.
France- Grand Central , directed by Rebecca Zlotowski * Toronto Premiere
About European Union Film Festival
Now in its 9th year, the official European Union Film Festival (EUFF) strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in
, the world’s most multicultural city.
Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival showcases
28 contemporary films drawn from each of the EU’s member countries, they
include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. EUFF is a unique festival and the only
one in the world to bring together disparate EU Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration. Toronto
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