The European Film Festival (EUFF) returns this May with over 20 films, bringing the best of contemporary European cinema to film lovers in Singapore. The festival will present the films on the big screen at The Projector from May 16 to 31, 2023.
Cinema goers can look forward to a wide range of genres, from dramas and comedies to documentaries and family-friendly films, from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Swedish film Hilma, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Lena Olin, will open the festival. The stirring drama tells the story of the revolutionary Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint, and explores themes of love, loss and personal growth.
The selected movies reflect the diversity of perspectives, histories, languages and cultures from across Europe. Highlights include Irish-language film The Quiet Girl; Finnish documentary Tale Of The Sleeping Giants; and the closing film Campeones, a compelling Spanish film about a professional basketball coach who is sentenced to community service and must coach a basketball team made up of people with intellectual disabilities.
The festival also champions the ideas of youth, and will also present short films by young Singapore filmmakers from three schools – Lasalle College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film and Animation, Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies – alongside the main festival showcase.
EUFF tickets are priced at $15 on weekdays and weekends, and are available for sale at euff.com.sg/tickets from Apr 19.