European Union Film Festival returns for 17th edition

Date Posted: 13 October 2016

"Have You Ever Been on the Moon?" is one of the titles to be screened for free.

13 Oct – The 17th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is kicking off in Malaysia this month, bringing with it a total of 21 award-winning movies from 19 European countries.

This year's selections span several genres including drama, romance, comedy, horror, adventure and documentary. Some of the notable titles include César 2016 awarded "Standing Tall", German Film award winner "Who am I - No System is safe" and winner of 6 GOYA awards "Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed".

Tickets for the film festival are priced at RM8 each.

However, the following four titles will be screened for free: "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed", "Have You Ever Been on the Moon" (or also known as "Sei Mai Stata Sulla Luna?"), "Dreams of a Life" and "Children of Glory".

The full list of movies to be screened at EUFF 2016 are "Silence" (Ireland), "Brothers of the Wind" (Austria), "Violet" (Belgium), "Young Sophie Bell" (Sweden), "Dreams of a Life" (United Kingdom), "The Treasure" (Romania), "La Tete Haute" (France), "Who Am I – Kein System Ist Sicher" (Germany) "Pioneer" (Norway), "Heidi" (Switzerland), "Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed" (Spain), "Sei Mai Stata Sulla Luna?" (Italy), "Tale of A Lake" (Finland), "Finn" (Netherlands), "Ostwin" (Germany), "Carte Blanche" (Polish), "Brides" (Greece), "Children of Glory" (Hungary), "Les Rayures Du Zebre" (Belgium) "Klumpfisken" (Denmark) and "Vratné Lahve" (Czech Republic).

During the EUFF press conference held yesterday.

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, in collaboration with the embassies and cultural institutions of 17 European Union Member States, Norway and Switzerland, EUFF is also supported by local partner organisations Golden Screen Cinemas, EUNIC Malaysia, Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu and CinemaOnline.

The 17th European Union Film Festival is set to take place at selected Golden Screen Cinemas locations in Klang Valley from 20 to 30 October.

It will then head to Georgetown, Penang from 3 to 9 November; Kuching, Sarawak from 17 to 23 November and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 1-7 December.

Writer: Florey DM

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