November 22–December 2, 2019

22nd Annual European Union Film Festival

Europe without the jet lag!

The Cinematheque’s annual celebration of new cinema from the European Union is proudly presented with the Vancouver consulates and the Ottawa embassies of the member states of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada. This year’s festival showcases entries from 25 EU members.


For assistance in making Vancouver’s European Union Film Festival possible, The Cinematheque is grateful to Diodora Bucur, Press Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Canada (Ottawa); Tom McSorley, Executive Director, Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa); and the Embassies and Consulates of all European Union member states. For its kind support in organizing this year’s festival celebration during the current Finnish presidency of the European Union, we are grateful to the Honorary Consulate of Finland in Vancouver. Program subject to change.

List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2019-Nov One Last Deal Klaus Härö 2018 Finland
2019-Nov The Tobacconist Nikolaus Leytner 2018 Austria . . .
2019-Nov The Little Comrade Moonika Siimets 2018 Estonia
2019-Nov In Times of Fading Light Matti Geschonneck 2017 Germany
2019-Nov My Last Year as a Loser Urša Menart 2018 Slovenia
2019-Nov Metal Heart Hugh O'Conor 2018 Ireland
2019-Nov Eternal Winter Attila Szász 2018 Hungary
2019-Nov Freedom Under Load Pavol Barabáš 2016 Slovakia
2019-Nov Ashes in the Snow Marius A. Markevicius 2018 Lithuania . . .
2019-Nov The Weeping House of Qala Mark Doneo 2018 Malta
2019-Nov A Moon of My Own Hannes Holm 2018 Sweden
2019-Nov Moments Beata Parkanová 2018 Czech Republic . . .
2019-Nov The Eighth Commissioner Ivan Salaj 2018 Croatia
2019-Nov A Picture with Yuki Lachezar Avramov 2019 Bulgaria . . .
2019-Nov Sawah Adolf El Assal 2019 Luxembourg
2019-Nov The Dead Queen António Ferreira 2018 Portugal
2019-Nov Me, Myself and My Dead Wife Santi Amodeo 2019 Spain . . .
2019-Nov Something is Happening Anne Alix 2019 France
2019-Nov Welcome Back Mr. President Giancarlo Fontana . . . 2019 Italy
2019-Nov Kurier Władysław Pasikowski 2019 Poland
2019-Dec When Tomatoes Met Wagner Marianna Economou 2019 Greece
2019-Dec The Mover Dāvis Sīmanis 2018 Latvia
2019-Dec Winter Brothers Hlynur Pálmason 2017 Denmark . . .
2019-Dec The Resistance Banker Joram Lürsen 2018 The Netherlands
2019-Dec A Wedding Stephan Streker 2016 Belgium . . .