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3rd Annual European Union Film Festival

Presentation :  The EU Film Festival will take place in Beijing from November 1 to 30, in Chengdu from November 17 to 23, and in Xi'an from November 26 to December 2, 2010.

The EU Film Festival, which is financed by the Delegation of the European Union to China and supported by the Embassy of Belgium, current holders of the revolving EU Presidency, invite EU Member States to showcase one recent, populqr qnd succesful film. Such a wide and diverse selection will enable the Chinese general public to discover the new faces of European cinema.

Half of the movies will be screened in commercial theaters in Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi'an, with screenings at Star City Cinema and Broadway Cinemathèque MOMA in Beijing; Stellar Yingdu Multiplex in Chengdu, and Bona New Horizon International Cineplex in Xi'an.

The second half of the films and 2 short film programmes will be screened at the following EU Cultural Centers and Institutes in Beijing: Centre Culturel Français (French Cultural Centre), Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute), German Embassy School, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (the Italian Institute of Culture), and Polish Embassy screening room.

Each film will be screened in their original language with English and Chinese subtitles.


Films to be screened in commercial cinemas:

Cyprus: Kato Apo Ta Asteria (Under The Stars) by Christos Georgiou (87 min, Drama)

Czech Republic: Babí léto (Autumn Spring) by Vladimír Michálek (95 min, Comedy / Drama / Family)

Finland: Postia Pappi Jaakobille (Letters To Father Jacob) by Klaus Härö (115 min, Drama) 

France: L'Autre Dumas (Dumas) by Safy Nebbou (105 min, History / Romance / Drama) 

Greece: I Horodia Tou Haritona (Chariton's Choir) by Grigoris Karantinakis (116 min, Comedy) 

Ireland: 32A by Marian Quinn (90 min, Drama) 

Lithuania : Kolekcionier? (The Collectress) by Kristina Buožyte (84 min, Drama) 

Netherlands: De Hel Van '63 (The Hell Of '63) by Steven de Jong (108 min, Drama / Sport) 

Romania: Restul E Tacere (The Rest Is Silence) by Nae Caranfil (145 min, Comedy / Drama) 

Spain: La Vida Secreta De Las Palabras (The Secret Life Of Words) by Isabel Coixet (112 min, Drama) 

Sweden : Låt Den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In) by Tomas Alfredson (114 min, Fantasy Romance) 

UK: An Education by Lone Scherfig (95 min, Drama)


Films to be screened in EU Cultural Centres – Beijing only :

Feature Films:

Austria: Klimt by Raoul Ruiz ( 97 min, Biography / Drama) 

Belgium : De Zaak Alzheimer (The Alzheimer Case) by Erik Van Looy (120 min, Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller) 

Bulgaria : Mission London by Dimitar Mitovski (107 min, Comedy) 

Denmark: To Verdener (Worlds Apart) by Niels Arden Oplev (116 min, Romance / Drama)  

Estonia: Vasha by Hannu Salonen (100 min, Crime / Drama / Thriller) 

Germany: Lila, Lila (My Words, My Lies – My Love) by Alain Gsponer (104 min, Comedy) 

Hungary: Czukor Show by Tamás Dömötör (118 / 128 min, Comedy / Drama) 

Italy: Vincere by Marco Bellochio (105 min, Biography / Drama / History) 

Malta: Kont Diga' (I Was, Already) by Mark Dingli (92 min,Drama) 

Poland: Rewers (The Reverse) by Borys Lankosz (99 min, Comedy / Drama / Romance / Thriller) 

Portugal: A Religiosa Portuguesa (The Portuguese Nun) by Eugène Green (127 min, Drama) 

Slovenia: Petelinji Zajtrk (Rooster's Breakfast) by Marko Nabersnik (124 min, Drama)

Short films:
Short films programme 1: 49 min

Czech Republic: Fimfarum – Az Opada Listi Z Dubu by Vlasta Pospisilova (Fimfarum - When Oak Leaves Fall) (28 min Animation / Fantasy)

Hungary: Maestro by Geza M. Toth (5 min, Animation / Comedy)

Poland: Teaching Infinity by Jakubs Jab?o?ski and Bart?omiej Kik (15 min, Animation)

Short films programme 2: 45 min

France: 7.57am-pm by Simon Lelouch (11 min, Music)

Malta: .303 by David Serge (10 min, War)

Netherlands: Val Dood! (Drop Dead!) by Arne Toonen (10  min, Black comedy)

Romania: Megatron by Marian Crisan (14 min, Drama)


Information :

Commercial Theatres: all tickets may be purchased on site – Price : 20rmb

  • Star City cinema  (BB65,Oriental Plaza, No.1 East Chang An Ave)

For more information:

  • Broadway Moma Cinema (Dongzhimen, 1 xiang he yuan rd, building T4)

For more information:

  • Stellar Yingdu Multiplex, Chengdu (Chengdu, N.68 jinjiang Zongfu Rd.)

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  • Bona New Horizon International Cineplex (Wild Goose Tower Culture New Horizon square, 2 Chang an zhong lu (west south corner, wei er jie cross))

For More information:

EU Cultural Centres : All screenings are free of charge and on a first come first seated basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before each screening. No advance registration. Please note the specific security requirements for each location :

  • German Embassy School (49A Liangmaqiao Lu)

For more information:
A passport or ID will be required to enter.

  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura (2, sanlitun dong er jie)  

For more information:
A passport or ID will be required to enter.

  • Centre Culturel Français (18, Gongti xi lu)  

For more information:

  • Instituto Cervantes (N°A1, Gongti nan lu)

For more information:

  • Polish Embassy screening room (1 Ritan lu)

For more information and pre-registration:
A pre-registration and a passport or ID will be required to enter


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Art Genesis is a dynamic Sino-French team, whose members are all trilingual in French, English and Chinese. Art Genesis specializes in organizing events and especially film festivals. Art Genesis director Christine Pernin has managed the French Film Panorama in China for 7 years and the EU Film Festival for 2 years.

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