November 17–December 1, 2022

European Union Film Festival 2022

Europe without the jet lag!

After a two-year hiatus as an in-theatre festival, the European Union Film Festival returns for a special hybrid edition that brings the latest in European cinema to your screen and, at last, ours too! Proudly presented with festival partners in Ottawa (Canadian Film Institute) and Toronto (EU Toronto Film Festival), along with the member states of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada, this year’s festival features entries from all 27 EU members. Each film will screen theatrically at The Cinematheque, with a majority of titles becoming available to rent online at euf​fon​line​.ca in the days following their in-person presentations. (A new virtual title will be released daily, from November 18 to December 10.)

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, this 2022 edition of the EUFF includes a special presentation of the acclaimed Ukrainian film Klondike, organized in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada. Proceeds from the Vancouver screening will benefit the Maple Hope Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit organization committed to helping people suffering from the war in Ukraine.

Whether in person, at home, or some convenient combination of both, don’t miss our annual showcase of excellence in contemporary European cinema, marking its 25th anniversary at The Cinematheque this year!

Complete this short survey for a chance to win a pass to next year’s (2023) EUFF!

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


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); Jérémie Abessira, Executive Director, European Union Toronto Film Festival; and the Embassies and Consulates of all European Union member states. Program subject to change.

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List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2022-Nov Havel Slávek Horák 2020 Czech Republic
2022-Nov Redemption of a Rogue Philip Doherty 2020 Ireland
2022-Nov Karaoke Paradise Einari Paakkanen 2022 Finland
2022-Nov A Taste of Hunger Christoffer Boe 2021 Denmark
2022-Nov The Volunteer Nely Reguera 2022 Spain . . .
2022-Nov Skin Walker Christian Neuman 2019 Luxembourg . . .
2022-Nov Silence: Voices of Lisbon Céline Carlisle . . . 2020 Portugal . . .
2022-Nov A Day in the Life of a Teddy Bear Vassilis Xiros 2022 Greece . . .
2022-Nov Fox in a Hole Arman T. Riahi 2020 Austria
2022-Nov Fear Ivaylo Hristov 2020 Bulgaria
2022-Nov The Pit Dace Pūce 2020 Latvia . . .
2022-Nov Toxikoma Gábor Herendi 2021 Hungary
2022-Nov The Orchestra Matevž Luzar 2021 Slovenia
2022-Nov No One’s with the Calves Sabrina Sarabi 2021 Germany
2022-Nov Diabolik Antonio Manetti . . . 2021 Italy
2022-Nov Patrick Tim Mielants 2019 Belgium . . .
2022-Nov Tigers Ronnie Sandahl 2020 Sweden . . .
2022-Nov I Never Cry Piotr Domalewski 2020 Poland . . .
2022-Nov A Tale of Love and Desire Leyla Bouzid 2021 France . . .
2022-Nov A Butterfly’s Heart Inesa Kurklietyte 2021 Lithuania
2022-Nov Patchwork Petros Charalambous 2021 Cyprus . . .
2022-Nov Carmen Valerie Buhagiar 2021 Malta . . .
2022-Nov White on White Viera Čákanyová 2020 Slovakia . . .
2022-Nov Tereza37 Danilo Šerbedžija 2020 Croatia
2022-Nov Metronom Alexandru Belc 2022 Romania . . .
2022-Nov Love in a Bottle Paula van der Oest 2021 Netherlands
2022-Nov On the Water Peeter Simm 2020 Estonia
2022-Dec Klondike Maryna Er Gorbach 2022 Ukraine . . .
2022-Dec Lost Illusions Xavier Giannoli 2022 France . . .

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