September 24, 2018

Cine Europa 2018

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    December 6, 2018 – December 16, 2018 all-day Asia/Manila Timezone
    Shangri-La Plaza
    1706 E Cotati Ave
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928

    Starting September to December this year, Cine Europa 2018, the biggest international film festival in Manila will be touring around the Philippines. To showcase European cultural diversity with the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. Manila screenings will be at the Film Development Council of the Philippines in Manila City from November 20 to 25 and at the Shangri-La Plaza from December 7 to 16, 2018.

    For the first time, Cine Europa will start in Cebu City before touring the country. EU Ambassador Franz Jessen feels that the new initiative is in an effort to cater to the vibrant cultural landscape in the Visayan region. Furthermore, Cine Europa is one of the most effective means for the EU to reach out to the Filipino people as well as promote film diversity.

    Now on its 21st year, the film festival will be showing twenty-eight movies from the 16 European Union Member States namely, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom as well as Norway. Meanwhile, side events will also be organized such as a poetry festival, lectures on contemporary issues by different European countries and sports activities.

    A Holy Mess (2015) starring Helena Bergström, Anastasios Soulis, and Anton Lundqvist was nominated for the 2016 Guldbagge (Swedish Academy) Awards

    Each showing is free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis and all will have English subtitles. The festival will start in Cebu with on September 27, featuring the film “A Holy Mess” from Sweden. The movie is a warm comedy about the modern Swedish family and their continual struggle to do things correctly. Other titles include “Bienvenido, Mister Marshall” from Spain, and “Mademoiselle Paradis” from Austria.

    Also read: Mademoiselle Paradis, Austrian Short Film Series 2018 to Be Featured in Cine Europa 

    Cine Europa 21 follows this screening schedule:

    • September 28-30, 2018, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu
    • October 2-7, 2018, University of the Philippines Visayas and Robinsons Mall, Tacloban City, Leyte
    • October 9-14, 2018, SM Iloilo, Iloilo City, Iloilo
    • October 16-21, 2018, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte
    • October 23-28, 2018, Palawan State University and Robinsons Place, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
    • November 6-11, 2018, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Bicol
    • November 13-18, 2018, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Manila
    • November 26 to December 2, 2018, SM City Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet
    • December 6-16, 2018, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Manila


    What: CineEuropa 21
    Ticket Information: Free entrance
    Website: Delegation of the EU to the Philippines

    This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.

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