Thursday, October 28, 2010

2010 European Union Film Festival, Toronto - programming announced

The European Union Film Festival takes place in Toronto annually in late November. This year, the festival runs from November18-30. It's different than the other film festivals because it doesn't have programmers. It is instead sponsored by the member states of the European Union, and each country is submits their own selection for screening. The screenings are free to the public, but they do accept donations.

All screenings take place at the Royal Theatre, 608 College St. West (5 short blocks west of Bathurst). Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis one hour before the screening time. Audience members may leave their ticket stubs with the volunteer ticket collectors after the screening to give the film they just saw their vote for the Audience Award. Arrive early -- many screenings sell out, especially well-reviewed films or those with large ethnic communities in Toronto.

Schedule for the 2010 European Union Film Festival

November 18  (All screenings at The Royal)
8:30 pm   THE BARONS by Nabil Ben Yadir (Belgium)

November 19
6:00 pm   AMONG US by Johan Brisinger (Sweden)

8:30 pm   VORTEX by Gytis Lukšas (Lithuania)

November 20
6:00 pm   THE CONFESSION by Tanel Toom (Estonia, 25 minutes) immediately followed by DISCO AND ATOMIC WAR by Jaan Kilmi (Estonia)

8:30 pm   WE CAN DO THAT by Giulio Manfredonia (Italy)

November 21
6:00 pm   THE STORM by Ben Sombogaart (Netherlands)

8:30 pm   ALL WILL BE WELL by Tomasz Wiszniewski (Poland)

November 22
6:00 pm   THE ROBBER by Benjamin Heisenberg (Austria)

8:30 pm   RUDOLF'S GOLD by Rudolfa Mantojums (Latvia)

November 23
6:00 pm   LITTLE WHITE LIES by Guillaume Canet (France)

November 24
6:00 pm   HI! AM ERICA! by Yiannis Ioannou (Cyprus)

8:30 pm   PRINCESS by Arto Halonen (Finland)

November 25
6:00 pm   LANDCAPE NO. 2 by Vinko Monderndorfer (Slovenia)

8:30 pm   HOW TO DRAW A PERFECT CIRCLE by Marco Martins (Portugal)

November 26
6:00 pm   SMALL CRIME by Christos Georgiou (Greece)

8:30 pm   SURVIVING LIFE by Jan Svankmajer (Czech Republic)

November 27
6:00 pm   STORM by Hans-Christian Schmid (Germany)

8:30 pm   WHAT NO ONE KNOWS by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen (Denmark)

November 28
6:00 pm   MUSIC by Juraj Nvota (Slovakia)

November 29
6:00 pm   THE REST IS SILENCE by Nicolae Caranfil (Romania)

November 30
6:00 pm   HECTOR by Gracia Querejeta (Spain)

To read more about the films, click here.

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