The European Union Film Festival Is Back with 21 Award-Winning Films
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The European Union Film Festival Is Back with 21 Award-Winning Films

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns once more to selected Golden Screen Cinemas. Now in its 19th year in Malaysia and one of the biggest international film festivals in the country, this much-anticipated event promises to showcase the dynamism, breadth and innovation of contemporary European cinema, as well as the cultural diversity of Europe, with critically acclaimed films from across the continent.

This year, we have added one more city to the festival tour – Johor Bahru. The European Union Film Festival will take place at selected Golden Screen Cinemas outlets in Klang Valley (18 – 28 October), Georgetown (1-7 November), Johor Bahru (15-18 November), Kuching (22-28 November) and Kota Kinabalu (6-12 December).

Since its first edition in 2000, the EUFF has brought together film enthusiasts, students, families and even people looking for their first foreign-language film experience. Spanning animation, drama, romance, comedy, adventure, children’s film and documentary, the wide-ranging programme is a testament to Europe’s continued creativity and diversity and has something for everyone’s taste.

From left: Ambassador of Belgium to Malaysia H.E. Pascal Grégoire, Ambassador of Hungary to Malaysia H.E. Attila Káli, Ambassador of Poland to Malaysia H.E. Krzysztof Dębnicki, Ambassador & Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Ambassador of France to Malaysia H.E. Frederic Laplanche, and Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia H. E. Eamon Hickey at the launch of the European Union Film Festival.

The 21 award-winning films this year come from 17 European countries. This year, the festival line-up also features films from non-Union countries Switzerland and Norway. Some of the films are collaborations or joint-productions between European countries. For example, the film Loving Vincent, a beautifully rendered animation about the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh in the style of his paintings, is a joint-production of Poland, the Netherlands and France.

Eight films — Anka (Croatia), Kinscem, Bet on Revenge (Hungary), Friends by Chance (Italy), Quo Vado? (Italy), Miss Kiet’s Children (Netherlands), Selfie (Romania), Breaking News (Romania) and My Big Night (Spain) — will be screened for free at all participating cinemas. Coupons for the free screenings can be printed or downloaded from euff.com.my and redeemed at the participating GSC ticketing counters on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 19th European Union Film Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, in collaboration with the embassies and cultural institutions of 15 European Union Member States, and Norway and Switzerland.

For the full movie listing and to purchase tickets, visit euff.com.my or www.gsc.com.my

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