European Union Film Festival 2019
Why We Recommend it
The 10th edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will screen the Hong Kong premieres of 15 new, award-winning titles, as well as European modern classics.
The 2019 EUFF will bring a selection of 15 quality films from 15 different countries across Europe to Broadway Cinematheque and AMC Pacific Place.
The festival opens with Champions (Spain, 2018), a lighthearted film about basketball coach Marco, who has problems with almost everything in his life, and closes with Michael Inside (Ireland, 2017), a story of young people caught up in a cycle of crime and incarceration.
Other films that will be screened include A Serious Game (Sweden, 2016), a passionate love story set in turn-of-the century Stockholm about the choices we have, the decisions we make and the consequences that follow; and An Impossibly Small Object (The Netherlands, 2018), a meditative narrative in 3 parts about a photographer whose childhood memories start to come back to him and become intertwined with the identity of a Taiwanese girl he took a picture of.
At the beginning of every screening, the EUFF will show EU Through the Hong Kong Looking Glass, an amusing short film produced by students of the Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School.
The festival will also play host to 2 free retrospective screenings of European modern classics hosted together with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006) and Amelie (France, 2001).
In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, the EUFF will screen the 2018 documentary film #Female Pleasure free of admission, followed by a panel of experts on women’s rights.