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European Union Film Festival 2016 Malaysia kicks off 20 OCT

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EUFF 2016 Malaysia features 21 award-winning movies from 19 European countries


Brexit happened but thankfully that hasn't affected the annual European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Malaysia. For the 17th year, the event will bringing great European movies to showcase the dynamism, breadth and innovation of contemporary European cinema, as well as the cultural diversity of Europe.

Taking place at select Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) as usual like every year, EUFF 2016 features 21 award-winning films from 19 European countries. Genres include drama, romance, comedy, horror, adventure and documentary. The broad range of selection aims to reflect the region’s enduring status as a hotbed of cultural diversity and creativity.

The highlight titles are Spain's Living is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013 comedy drama) which won 6 GOYA awards, France's Standing Tall (2015 drama) which won 2 Cesar actor awards, and Germany's Who Am I - No System is Safe (2014 thriller) that won several awards as well.

My personal pick would be Belgium's Scouting For Zebras (2014 comedy drama) simply because I'm a football fan. The top (clickbaity) photo with the two pretty girls is a still from Sweden's Young Sophie Bell (2015 drama). Watch EUFF 2016's official trailer below to catch a glimpse from all the titles;



EUFF 2016 screenings will begin in Klang Valley from 20 to 30 October followed by George Town from 3 to 9 November then Kuching from 17 to 23 November and finally Kota Kinabalu from 1 to 7 December. Tickets are priced at MYR8 (normal seats inclusive of GST) purchasable via GSC E-payment at www.gsc.com.my, GSC Mobile Apps or at participating GSC outlets.

Free tickets for screenings of these four titles: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spain), Have You Ever Been on the Moon (Italy), Dreams of a Life (UK), and Children of Glory (Hungary) — can be redeemed at the participating GSC outlets' counters with coupons that you can print or screenshot from euff.com.my.

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Children of Glory was screened at the press conference held recently and it was very educational (and somewhat relatable to Malaysia now) with its depiction of the historical events that took place in 1956 during Hungary's Revolution and the Melbourne Olympics involving the water polo team.

For the film listing, screening schedule and more details of EUFF 2016, visit gsc.com.my or euff.com.my.

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