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    The European Union Film Festival

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:35

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    We’re lucky enough in Toronto to be almost inundated with film festivals; TIFF, Hot Docs and the Reel Asian, just to name a few. But the European Union Film Festival is special. It celebrates the EU with a spirit of cooperation among nations, which sounds about right. The festival is in its tenth year and showcases recent European films including dramas, comedies and documentaries. These flicks hail from countries like Italy, Latvia and Malta. The festival looks to represent the diversity of filmmaking across the continent. And it’s that sense of collaboration that’s part of what festival executive director, Jérémie Abessira, is most  proud of:

    Here’s something else that sets this festival apart from the others. Bread, green, cheddar, bucks! The big festivals in town can be pricey, and thus dicey to attend. At the EU Film Fest all of the films and the post film Q&As are free. This also means something to the filmmakers, who know that their work can make it to the largest possible audience.

    There are some buzzworthy EUFF films. Check out the Swedish World War II drama, “The Last Sentence” for example. Festival director Abessira’s personal pick is the French film “One of a Kind.”

    Find out everything you need to know about the European Film Festival at www.eutorontofilmfest.ca It’s on now, it’s free, and runs until November 30th at the Royal Cinema on College St. in Toronto.

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