November 13–29, 2020

European Union Film Festival 2020

27 films. 27 countries. One virtual festival.

For years we’ve tagged the European Union Film Festival in Vancouver as Europe without the jet lag.” And now film lovers don’t even have to take off from the couch or fly out the front door! In response to the ongoing realities of COVID-19, The Cinematheque, in partnership with festival presenters in Ottawa and Toronto, has moved the 2020 edition of the EUFF online! From November 13 to 29, join us (virtually) for the first-ever Canada-wide European Union Film Festival, featuring 27 recent films from 27 EU member states. Each film will be live” online for a 48-hour period; some will be supplemented with exclusive filmmaker interviews and introductions. All films will be presented in their original languages, with English (and, in some cases, French) subtitles available.

The 2020 European Union Film Festival is co-presented by The Cinematheque, the Canadian Film Institute, and the European Union Toronto Film Festival, in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies and Consulates of the European Union member states.

Get EUFF ready! Visit euf​fon​line​.ca to browse the lineup, purchase passes, and learn how to watch.

Acknowledgements: For assistance in making the 2020 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); Jérémie Abessira, Executive Director, EU Toronto Film Festival; and the Embassies and Consulates of all European Union member states.

Please note: Cinematheque passes and Ticket Packs cannot be used for this virtual edition of the EUFF.


List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2020-Nov All About Me Caroline Link 2018 Germany
2020-Nov Defunct Zacharias Mavroeidis 2019 Greece
2020-Nov The Goddess of Fortune Ferzan Özpetek 2019 Italy
2020-Nov The Barefoot Emperor Jessica Woodworth . . . 2019 Belgium
2020-Nov Invisible Ignas Jonynas 2019 Lithuania
2020-Nov Attraction Martin Makariev 2018 Bulgaria
2020-Nov Blizzard of Souls Dzintars Dreibergs 2019 Latvia
2020-Nov Snu Patrícia Sequeira 2019 Portugal
2020-Nov Pause Tonia Mishiali 2018 Cyprus
2020-Nov The Conductor Maria Peters 2018 Netherlands
2020-Nov Don’t Forget to Breathe Martin Turk 2019 Slovenia
2020-Nov The Wedding Unplanner Dani De La Orden 2020 Spain
2020-Nov Angelo Markus Schleinzer 2018 Austria
2020-Nov Ether Krzysztof Zanussi 2018 Poland
2020-Nov Truth and Justice Tanel Toom 2019 Estonia
2020-Nov Britt-Marie Was Here Tuva Novotny 2019 Sweden
2020-Nov The Painted Bird Václav Marhoul 2019 Czech Republic
2020-Nov Lost in the 80s Andy Bausch 2019 Luxembourg
2020-Nov Loli Paradička Richard Staviarsky . . . 2019 Slovakia
2020-Nov The Last Right Aoife Crehan 2019 Ireland
2020-Nov The Story of a Summer Lover Paul Negoescu 2018 Romania
2020-Nov Before the Frost Michael Noer 2019 Denmark
2020-Nov Of Time and the Sea Peter Sant 2018 Malta
2020-Nov The Best Years of a Life Claude Lelouch 2019 France
2020-Nov Tall Tales Attila Szász 2019 Hungary
2020-Nov Comic Sans Nevio Marasović 2018 Croatia
2020-Nov Helene Antti Jokinen 2020 Finland

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