European Union Film Festival 2023
Screening Dates
  • November 26, 2023 6:00

“[A] rich exploration … [Douza] uses an intimate and delicate approach to the inner worlds of each of the characters.”

Mariana Hristova, Cineuropa

After the death of her grandmother, 16-year-old Valmira is forced to leave Athens. Leaving behind memories of the loving care her grandmother gave her after her mother died, as well as the Athens school for the Deaf she felt safe within, Valmira is sent to the faraway Chios Island to be with her father and his new family. Her Bulgarian stepmother and her stepbrother are not exactly happy to have her, nor is her estranged father. If that wasn’t enough, her new schoolmates are also less than welcoming. To cope, Valmira withdraws into the familiar isolation of her deafness. All this changes when she meets Marios, a local boy with lots of affection for her but rather dubious, even dangerous political views. As their love story unfolds, Valmira must confront her past, present, and possible future in daring new ways. An impressive first feature by Maria Douza, Listen is making its North American premiere at the EUFF 2023.

In Greek and Bulgarian 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.