The Cine Europa fever is back. The longest and widest film festival in the country will open on Oct. 24, 2017 at Cinematheque Iloilo in Iloilo City with the perfect fusion of the best of classical and contemporary films from the European Union. Public screenings will run from Oct. 24 to 29, 2017.
Now on its 20th year, the film festival has become stronger and bolder as it brings to the Philippines 24 films from 16 EU countries including from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.
Mr. Jerome Riviere, First Secretary of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, said that this year’s entries have the charm, mysticism and elegance of the European past and the dynamism and vigor of contemporary films from Europe. These attributes explained why the EU Delegation to the Philippines together with the European embassies and cultural institutes have decided to feature both classical and contemporary films as a special treat to all the Cine Europa enthusiasts.
Cine Europa is presented by the European Union Delegation to the Philippines, the EU member states’ embassies, Embassy of Norway, EU MS Consulates and its partner organizations from the private sector, academe and government agencies.
A reception night in Cinematheque Iloilo will be held on October 27 at 6PM followed by the screening at 7PM of the film “The Moving Image” by Shola Amoo from United Kingdom. Invited to grace the reception night are EU Ambassador Franz Jessen and UK Ambassador Danny Pruce.