The EU Delegation and the EU Member
States Embassies together with Goethe Institut Manila, the Philippine-Italian
Association and Instituto Cervantes de Manila are proud to present Cine Europa
24 from 1 to 29 September.
This year’s CE24 festival would be
different as we are all following health protocols in this challenging time.
CE24 has innovatively turned this challenge as an opportunity to present world
class EU films via online screening reaching more Filipino moviegoers than
ever. Cine Europa continues to stand proud with its strong partnership with the
Film Development Council in the Philippines.
There are 17 films from the EU
Member States and everyone is invited to watch via online screening for FREE.
Just sign-up at www.cineeuropaph.com for your free access pass and to
view the movie line-up schedules.
The EU Delegation, the European
Union Member States Embassies together with Goethe-Institut, Instituto
Cervantes de Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association, have curated a set
of award-wining films showing the diversity of the European culture.
Cine Europa 24 Films:
Les Parfums (Perfumes)
from France was launched during the CE Virtual Presscon held last August 26. The
funny film directed by Grégory Magne, revolves around diva Mme Anne and her new
driver Guillame. A self-centered woman she is, Anne, is faced by his candid
driver who respects her but at the same time is bluntly honest and dares to
refuse her unreasonable demands. This comic story will surely make you laugh!
from the Czech Republic. Another comic film that will make you giggle. A story
based on the play “The Society of Owners” will give the audience an insight of
Czech mentality through funny moments…
Sweden, a touching story about a seemingly impossible dream that comes true.
The film drives a strong statement about equal value, disabled or not.
El Cuadro (The
Painting) from Spain. “For three and a half centuries the enigma of Velázquez’s
masterpiece Las Meninas has remained hidden. Can we solve its mystery now?”
Que Arde (Fire Will
Come) is a captivating story of Amador, who just came out of prison, to live a
quiet life until fire ruins it all. The film directed by Oliver Laxe is a Jury
Prize winner in Cannes. It is also a co-production of Spain, France,
is the film, The Lure, a story about two mermaid sisters, half human
half fish, end up performing in a night club. When one of them falls in love
with a beautiful young man, they face cruel and bloody choices.
Batailles (Our Struggles), is an interesting Belgian film that will show
you how Olivier juggles between the children’s needs, life’s daily challenges
and his job, after her wife abandons the family.
Hungarian film with an exciting plot and “full of unexpected twists, where
nothing and no one is what they seem to be.”
i Amerika (The Good Traitor). “Denmark’s neutralist policy is a delicate
thing” a film by Christina Rosendal that was released in 2020
I Doulia tis (Her Job)
from Greece, relates a story of a working mother, Panayiota who is trapped
within a domestic environment that prevents her from achieving independence but
gets an opportunity to get a new life. Sadly this is prematurely pruned...
La Madre (The
Mother) is an Italian film that talks about passions, sufferance, and torments
of a priest, his mother and one of his parishioner. Originally set in a rural
Sardinia by Grazia Deledda (author of the novel), it is moved by the filmmaker,
Angelo Maresca to the metaphysics setting offered by the EUR building, in Rome,
where everything is either black or white.
Netherlands is The Warden, a story of an old man who has been the warden
of a bird sanctuary for almost half a century on a tiny island in the middle of
the ocean. One day he receives notice that his posting will be discontinued.
His happy life – in and alongside nature – comes to an abrupt end. But the
warden refuses to accept his dismissal. Determined not to leave, he decides to
fight back in his own way…
Erika (Erik and Erika) from Austria is a true story of Erik
Schinegger, a world champion skier and his life as a woman, his ultimate
transition to manhood and his fight for recognition in an age where there was
no place in the social dictionary for a word like “transgender”.
Acasă (My Home)
is a Romanian film directed by Radu Ciorniciuc and recently released in 2020.
It is a powerful narration of a family who lived calmly with nature in
Bucharest until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big
Finland focuses on: immigration and addiction. It is an enjoyable dramedy from
Finnish Lapland. Conditional love
between Aurora and Darian is needed to stop them from running.
film Kokon (Cocoon) was released in 2020 and is directed by Leonie
Krippendorff. It is an adventurous story of Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin
girl, making her way into adulthood.
Vorspiel (The Audition) tells a story of Anna’s passion for violin that
has gone to the borders of breaking her family. Her competitive spirit is faced
by her own failure. This a co-production film between Germany and France.