European Union Film Festival 2023
Screening Dates
  • November 20, 2023 8:35

Poignant … [A Viper’s Pit] is the new standard for Maltese film productions.”

Lara Zammit, Times of Malta

Political intrigue and family reckoning collide in this taut drama-thriller adapted from Maltese author Alex Vella Gera’s prize-winning novel of the same name. Set across two time periods, the film concerns a (fictional) 1984 assassination attempt on the prime minister of Malta by a family man enlisted into a fundamentalist group, and the life of his now adult son Noel, in 2012, still haunted by the spectre of his vanished father. When Noel returns to Malta for his mother’s funeral, a former associate of his father, who holds answers to unresolved questions, starts Noel down the same treacherous path that corrupted his old man. Bonnici’s engrossing picture, Malta’s first political thriller” (Times of Malta), was financed by the National Book Council of Malta through an initiative to promote Maltese literature on film.

In Maltese and English with English subtitles

December 1 (Friday) through
December 17 (Sunday)

To stream this film:
Follow this link to the virtual platform.
Purchase a ticket for $12 (plus tax) or purchase a multi-film pass (details below). 

Once rented, you will have 72 hours to start the film.
If you are having technical issues with the stream, please click here.
You can also contact EUFF directly by emailing info@​euffonline.​ca.

This film is available to stream in Canada only. 

Five Virtual Film Bundle: $50 (plus tax)
Online Festival Pass: $100 (plus tax) 

Please note: Tickets to in-person screenings do not include access to online EUFF offerings, nor vice versa.