European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

European Union Film Festival 2018

12/02/2018 - 09:17

Award-winning Titles from 16 Countries

Presented by European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, in association with Broadway Cinematheque, the European Union Film Festival 2018 bring 16 award-winning titles to Broadway Cinematheque, AMC Pacific Place and MOViE MOViE Cityplaza from 1 to 18 March.

The Festival will open with a free screening open to all at MOViE MOViE Cityplaza. The opening film is the Swiss  The Divine Order. The film addresses women rights as the protagonists fight for their right to vote. The Festival also includes dramas, romantic commedies, historical films and documentaries. The closing film is the German entry Welcome to Germany which is an endearing comedy about immigration.

We are pleased to announce that Valentin Hitz, director of the Austrian film Hidden Reserves will be visiting Hong Kong to meet with the audience.

Full schedule at

The Divine Order - Opening film:
Directed by Petra Volpe, the opening Film The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where women were still denied the right to vote. When housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Marie Leuenberger who played Nora won Best Actress at Tribeca Film Festival. Free screening -See below-



Welcome to Germany - Closing film:


The Festival will close with Welcome to Germany directed by Simon Verhoeven. Subsequent to topping Germany’s box office, the film received a nomination for Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. The recently retired teacher Angelika decides, against her skeptical husband Richard’s will, to take in a refugee. Soon afterwards, a whirlwind of complications ensue. The film explores the refugee issue with great sense humour that makes you laugh and think.

European Union Film Festival 2018

Dates: 1 March to 18 March

Venues: Broadway Cinematheque (Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yaumatei, Kln) & AMC Pacific Place (Level 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong Island)

Website: (Available on 8 February 6pm)

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The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and

the Consulates General of the EU Member States & Switzerland

Cordially invite you to the opening of the European Union Film Festival

and the premiere of "The Divine Order" (Switzerland, 2017)


On Thursday, 1st of March 2018


Join us for a magical evening as we celebrate European cinema. This year's opening film, "The Divine Order", portrays the struggle of women to acquire the right to vote. Before the screening, we will surprise you with a magic show and will treat you to complimentary drinks and snacks.



Tickets are FREE and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reply before Friday, 23rd February for a chance to win 2 tickets for closing film of the European Union Film Festival, "Welcome to Germany".




6:30 pm:               Welcoming reception


7:20 pm:          Magic Performance


8:00 pm:               Premiere of "The Divine Order"

Country of Origin: Switzerland (2017)                     

Director: Petra Biondina Volpe

Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig

Awards: Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award

Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Jury Award, Marie Leuenberger

Swiss Film Prize Best Actress Award, Marie Leuenberger

Swiss Film Prize Best Screenplay Award, Petra Biondina Volpe


Venue:                                 MOViE MOViE Cityplaza

18 Taikoo Shing Road

Taikoo Shing





Hong Kong