Win $600 VIP passes to the Cinematheque’s European Film Festival



The art, the drama, the suspense! Experience Europe without the jet lag at the Cinematheque’s European Film Festival (November 24 – December 4, 2017).

Now in its 20th year, the Cinematheque’s annual celebration of new cinema from the European Union showcases award winning films, official Oscar submissions, and premieres from both acclaimed auteurs and rising stars.

From the Estonian ’80s-set action comedy The Dissidents, to the bare-knuckled Portugese drama, St-George, the EUFF features the boldest and most rewarding filmmaking coming out of the EU. Whether you’re a diehard lover of cinema, or simply like dark rooms and warm popcorn, the festival has something for everyone. So, are you ready to see Europe on film?

The Dissidents (2017).

Win VIP festival passes valued at $600. See below for contest details as well as a full list of the festival’s programming.

Contest Details:

Enter to win an exclusive admit-two pass to all European Union Film Festival screenings (November 24 – December 4, 2017), including one bag of popcorn per screening, valued at over $600.

To enter, you must do at least one (or all) of the following:

1. Tweet the following:

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*Passes do not guarantee admission; arrive early to secure seating. Must be 18+ for all screenings. Contest ends at 11:59pm on November 23, 2017.

Saint George (2017).

Full EUFF 2017 Schedule:

The Dissidents

ESTONIA • This ’80s-set action comedy follows three Estonian dreamers who flee the Soviet Union in search of the suave “free world.” Friday, November 24 – 6:30pm

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

POLAND • The courageous, controversy-courting life of trailblazing physicist and chemist Marie Curie is poetically explored in this lavish biopic. Friday, November 24 – 8:30pm

The Fixer

ROMANIA • The heightened realism of Romania’s New Wave is masterfully deployed in Adrian Sitaru’s understated moral drama. Saturday, November 25 – 6:30pm

Les ogres

FRANCE • A freewheeling, intergenerational theatre troupe tours Chekhov and emotional minefields in director Léa Fehner’s sophomore film. Saturday, November 25 – 8:30pm


LUXEMBOURG • The unhealthy relationship between an adult son and his mother is explored in Jacques Molitor’s fiction-feature debut. Sunday, November 26 – 6:30pm

Eternal Summer

SWEDEN • The fourth feature from Swedish phenom Andreas Öhman is an amour-intoxicated, lovers-on-the-lam tale. Sunday, November 26 – 8:20pm


LITHUANIA • Life for an artist behind the Iron Curtain is portrayed in Donatas Ulvydas’s searing, politically-charged period drama. Monday, November 27 – 6:30pm

11th A Grade

BULGARIA • A competitive dancer tests her mettle as a high-school teacher in Michaela Komitova’s comedic, crowd-pleasing first feature. Monday, November 27 – 8:45pm

Saint George

PORTUGAL • The third feature from Marco Martins is a brooding, bare-knuckled drama that holds a sobering mirror to Portugal’s recent hardships. Tuesday, November 28 – 6:30pm


HUNGARY • This domestic blockbuster is based on the true story of the legendary thoroughbred — to this day, the most decorated racehorse ever. Tuesday, November 28 – 8:45pm

Night of a 1000 Hours

AUSTRIA • This second career feature from Virgil Widrich is a fantastical blend of historical fiction, whodunit thriller, and beyond-the-grave horror. Wednesday, November 29 – 6:30pm

Boy on the Bridge

CYPRUS • A country kid finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation in Petros Charalambous’s much-praised debut feature. Wednesday, November 29 – 8:30pm

Little Wing

FINLAND • The fiction-feature debut of Selma Vilhunen is a smart coming-of-age tale about an adolescent girl in search of her birth father. Thursday, November 30 – 6:30pm

The Fury

NETHERLANDS • Hannah Hoekstra was fêted for her role as an acerbic-tongued germophobe in this smart adaptation of the eponymous 2013 novel. Thursday, November 30 – 8:30pm


SLOVENIA • Acclaimed Slovenian auteur Damjan Kozole was awarded Best Director at Karlovy Vary for this taut, chilling, noir-minded thriller. Friday, December 1 – 6:30pm


ITALY • A multiple prize winner at Venice, the latest from Mario Martone is a prestigious film biography on the great 19th century Italian poet. Friday, December 1 – 8:20pm

Love to Paradise

MALTA • A tour of the archipelago of Malta ignites passion between an American backpacker and a local artist in this steamy two-hander. Saturday, December 2 – 5:00pm

Baden Baden

BELGIUM • The astonishing full-length debut of Rachel Lang wowed critics with its droll, nuanced observations on quarter-life aches and pains. Saturday, December 2 – 6:45pm

As We Were Dreaming

GERMANY • This pulsating, techno-scored drama from prolific director Andreas Dresen has been dubbed the East German Trainspotting. Saturday, December 2 – 8:40pm

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

IRELAND • A documentary profile on Nobel Prize-winner John Hume and his efforts to secure peace in Ireland. Sunday, December 3 – 2:00pm

Mellow Mud

LATVIA • The feature debut of Latvian writer-director Ren?rs Vimba is an intimate and absorbing portrait of adolescent angst. Sunday, December 3 – 4:00pm

All the Best

CROATIA • Cockroaches, gingerbread cookies, and an opera aria all factor into this festival favourite set during the Christmas holidays. Sunday, December 3 – 6:15pm

Barcelona Christmas Night

SPAIN • Amor is in the frosty air in director Dani de la Orden’s Yuletide reprise of his 2012 romantic-comedy hit, Barcelona Summer Night. Sunday, December 3 – 8:15pm

The Commune

DENMARK • The latest acerbic work from Thomas Vinterberg is a biting and bittersweet “family” drama about a commune in 1970s Copenhagen. Monday, December 4 – 6:30pm

The Teacher

SLOVAKIA • Zuzana Mauréry garnered heaps of praise for her performance as a shady grade-school educator in this Communist-era drama. Monday, December 4 – 8:40pm