17th Annual European Union Film Fest At ‘The Cinematheque’ Nov. 21 – Dec. 4


The GOODS from The Cinematheque

Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s European Union Film Festival features the best new and notable cinema from 27 European Union member states. Each member has carte blanche to select the film that will represent it, making for a dynamic showcase of European cinema that includes critical and international festival faves, national blockbusters, and official Oscar submissions. A special treat: EUFF audiences this year can enter the chance to win a pair of tickets to the European destination of their choice, courtesy of Air France! Enter at any festival screening. Get all the details and find some of the highlight films after the jump…

Highlights that Scout Readers might enjoy:

Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia)
Friday, November 21 – 8:20pm
This extraordinary animated memoir – Latvia’s official submission to the upcoming 87th Oscars – mixes family saga, a personal account of inherited mental illness, and a mini-history of 20th-century Latvia to fascinating, fantastical, and frequently funny effect.

Two Seater Rocket (Austria)
Wednesday, November 26 – 8:45pm
The debut feature of young director Hans-Jörg Hofer is a light-hearted comedy set in Vienna. Realizing it’s now or never if he’s going to turn their friendship into romance, Manuel attempts to win Mia’s heart with a daring space-age plan.

Vis-à-vis (Croatia)
Wednesday, December 3 – 6:30pm
In this prize-winning indie film, scored by musician Andrew Bird, a young filmmaker struggling with a project invites his lead actor to the remote island of Vis to work on the script. Woody Allen and Alexander Payne are touchstones for what unfolds.

Little Black Spiders (Belgium)
Tuesday, December 2 – 6:30pm
A story of self-discovery set in 1978 Belgium at a Catholic facility for unwed pregnant teens. Reminiscent of Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides, this dreamy period drama took home the three top awards at last year’s Vancouver Women In Film Festival.

For a complete list of films, visit eufilmfestival.com.

View the festival trailer here.



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Key People


Jim Sinclair – Executive + Artistic Director
Amber Orchard – Managing Director

About The Cinematheque


At The Cinematheque, we are dedicated to bringing Vancouver audiences the Essential Cinema Experience. Home to one of the largest and most extensive programs of curated films in North America, we present over 500 screenings annually that celebrate the richness and diversity of regional, national, and international film culture. We present retrospectives of great directors’ works and historical film movements, new features from Canada’s hottest young filmmakers, prestigious internationally touring exhibitions, plus guest appearances, lectures, panel discussions, and much, much more. From the newest digital restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to a pristine 35mm print of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome; from the all-ages animation of Japan’s Studio Ghibli to the cerebral cinema of French auteur Jean-Luc Godard; from our annual festivals celebrating the best in contemporary European, Francophone, and Canadian cinema to our monthly series spotlighting experimental cinema and mental health; The Cinematheque is proud to offer something for every film lover.

What would the movies be without popcorn? Our concession serves up fresh and delicious popcorn,with free (real) melted butter and special toppings, along with a tasty mix of treats and baked good, including gluten-free options.

Established in 1972, The Cinematheque is a registered non-profit charity that relies on public and private support. We are thankful for the support of our amazing volunteers that work at our box office and concession each night, distribute our bi-monthly Program Guide, and assist in the office.

Not just a movie theatre! Supplementing our rich body of programming are core resources like our Film Reference Library, West Coast Film Archive, the bi-monthly Cinematheque Program Guide, and our unique educational programs.



“Going to The Cinematheque is the closest thing to visiting Manhattan without leaving Vancouver …. Its program is as innovative and entertaining as any you’ll find in New York.” David Spaner, The Province

“Cinémathèques now take on a job parallel to what museums do with painting and sculpture.  They assemble, sort, analyze and exhibit the culture of the world.”  Robert Fulford, The Globe & Mail

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