NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 9, 2015
EUROPE WITHOUT THE JETLAG! ► Welcome to The Cinematheque’s 18th European Union Film Festival! Our annual showcase of acclaimed new films from across greater Europe is proudly presented in partnership with the Vancouver consulates and Ottawa embassies of the member states of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada. This year’s event is our largest yet, with entries from all 28 of the EU member states. Participating in the festival for the very first time is Malta, an EU member since 2004, but largely without an active domestic film industry. (Malta is represented by Simshar, a drama heralded as the country’s first bona-fide feature film.) Each EU country has carte blanche to choose the film that will represent them. Together, their selections make for a lively, provocative, stimulating, and entertaining state-of-the-Union celebration of the diversity, dynamism, and accomplishment of contemporary European filmmaking.
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Acknowledgements: For assistance in making this Vancouver presentation possible, The Cinematheque thanks Diodora Bucur, Press Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Canada (Ottawa); Tom McSorley, Executive Director, and Jerrett Zaroski, Programmer, Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa); and the Embassies and Consulates of all EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. For its kind support in organizing this year’s festival celebration during the current Luxembourg presidency of the European Union, we are grateful to the Consulate of Luxembourg in Vancouver.
Opening Night sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.
Program subject to change.