Now in its 18th year, The Cinematheque’s European Union Film Festival is Vancouver’s annual showcase of acclaimed new films from across greater Europe, and the last major film festival of the year. 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; the country’s film, Simshar, is heralded as its 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. For film information, tickets, and trailers, visit www.eufilmfestival.com.