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EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL#3: 6 -15 May 2016

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The European Film Festival (EUFF) is back in South Africa for its third edition from 6 to 15 May 2016. "Just as films tell stories, a film festival aims to do the same" says Festival Director Katarina Hedrén.
This special edition of the European Film Festival will focus on the ongoing story of Europe.

Ster-Kinekor will be screening 11 European feature length films at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban during the festival. These 11 multi-awarded films, which have been the toast of the international film festival circuit, have never been screened before in South Africa.


Films selection

MACONDO (Austria); BELGIAN RHAPSODY (Belgium); CHOCOLAT (France); LABYRINTH OF LIES (Germany); FIRE AT SEA (Italy); A FAMILY AFFAIR (Netherlands); BODY (Poland); MONTANHA (Portugal); FLOWERS (Spain); SOMETHING MUST BREAK (Sweden); AMY (UK).

The French film of the selection is Chocolat (Monsieur Chocolat) by Roschdy Zem. Starring Omar Sy from The Intouchables (2011), this bio-pic tells of Cuban-born Rafael Padilla, who rose to fame in France in the late 1800s. Under the stage-name Chocolat and together with the white clown Footit, Padilla gains popularity with racist circus-routines that reduce him to a buffoon. When he tries to carve out a more dignified niche for himself, the same audiences that loved the racist cliché turn their back on him. Roschdy Zem has explored the theme of racism both as an actor and director. He continues to do so in this bio-pic, praised for its historically accurate feel.

Watch the trailer HERE

Chocolat Screening Schedule

Rosenbank Cinema Nouveau (Johannesburg): 8,15 May 2016
Brooklyn Cinema Nouveau (Pretoria): 6,11 May 2016
V&A Cinema Nouveau (Cape Town): 9,14 May 2016
Gateway Cinema Nouveau (Durban): 8 May 2016

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(c) Julian Torres

 
BOOKINGS

Bookings open on 15 April 2016, with tickets priced at R55. Secure your seat by visiting www.cinemanouveau.co.za or www.sterkinekor.mobi, or call 0861 668 437.
For more information, visit
www.eurofilmfest.co.za or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook: #EuroFilmFestSA

 

More about the festival

The European Film Festival is coordinated by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, hosted by Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, and organised in partnership with the European Union and 11 European cultural agencies or embassies in South Africa: the General Representation of the Government of Flanders, the French Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Camões Institute, the British Council, and the Embassies of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

 

@CinemaNouveau @Goethe.Joburg @IFASCulture

#EuroFilmFestSA @GoetheJoburg @IF_SouthAfrica 

Websites: EUFF | Cinema Nouveau | Goethe-Institut Southern Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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