The 10th edition of the European Union Film Festival in China (EUFF) will be officially launched on Monday 16th October in a ceremony at the Sanlitun Megabox cinema in Beijing. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to China, the annual festival has become a regular feature on the map of cultural events in China and is a splendid display of cinematic creators from all 28 member states of the European Union. The EUFF will visit Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Jinan, and Shenzhen.
The EUFF is dedicated to screening each Member State’s most prestigious and distinctive films, including Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner THE SQUARE, as well as the strange and sombre journey of Nominee JUPITER’S MOON, and Un Certain Regard Nominees DIRECTIONS and OUT.
The best of the Berlinale also arrives in China this year, including Silver Bear Winners THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, SPOOR, and ANA MON AMOUR. Also Golden Bear Nominations WILD MOUSE and THE PARTY.
New films to look out for are the surprise hit from Italy, EASY, which is the story of a failed go-kart racer searching for a new meaning in life, and SANGARID from Estonia, about the desire for the Western Scandinavian lifestyle during the 1980s. The directors of both of these films will be present in Beijing for Q&A sessions at screenings Oct. 16 ~ 19.
In a special section curated in collaboration with J.U.S.T. Fantasy Film Base, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES will be screened at the Institut Francais on October 22 and at the UCCA in 798 on October 25, and 29.
The films are carefully selected by the EUFF in collaboration with European national film bureaus, as well as major film distribution companies in Europe and China, including DDDream, Lemon Tree, The Match Factory, Time-In-Portrait, and Cercamon Films.
Screenings in Beijing will take place from October 14 ~ 31 at Sanlitun Megabox, Broadway MOMA Cinematheque, Lumiere Pavilions at Parkview Green, the Institut Francais, Beijing University, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Screenings in Chengdu will take place from November 01 ~ 14 at the Palace Cinema Taikooli. Screenings in Shanghai will take place from November 17 ~ 26 at the Premiere Cinema Baimeihui, Kerry Center, where Kornél Mundruczó, director of JUPITER’S MOON, will be our honored guest to open the screenings and present his film! Screenings in Jinan will take place from November 29 ~ December 05 at the Palace Cinema Henglong Guangchang. Screenings in Shenzhen will take place from December 08 ~ 17 at the Broadway Cinema COCO Park, the Lumiere Cinema at Beijiufang, and a new Broadway Cinema location just opening at Nanshan Wanxiang Tiandi.
In December the EUFF will bring even more films and filmmakers to Beijing, with continued screenings at the Institut Francais, UCCA, and Beijing Normal University. Directors Gabe Klinger, Morten Traavik, Filip Anton Malinowski, and visitors from the European Film Academy’s shorts program will attend to meet the audience!
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