The selection includes 17 European films from 17 diferent European countries (from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) for the 17th Cine Europa. These films will share the Europeans’ culture to the Filipinos.
Cine Europa 17 is organised by the European Union Cultural Group in Manila and is funded by the European Embassies and Cultural Institutes accredited to the Philippines. It started out 17 years ago with screenings only in Manila, and continued to expand to other cities. With movies being shown between September and November 2014 Cine Europa is certainly amongst the longest, if not the longest, Film Festival in the Philippines.
This year's Cine Europa began in Manila (Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City) last September 11 till September 21. It has then moved to other cities: Baguio City Cinematheque from September 23 to 28, followed by Iloilo City Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, and then Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu City from October 10 to 12, 2014.
There will be a reception event on October 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM with cocktails to be served at Cinematheque Iloilo. It will be attended by EU Delegation representative and ambassador whose names are yet to be confirmed to be followed by a screening of an 80 minute Dutch film "Mees Kees op kamp" (Mister Twister Class of Fun) directed by Barbara Bredero.
Cine Europa 17 celebrates the Family despite the challenges of today's busy and
globalized world, families remain the cornerstone in every society. Families are present in many a joyous moment and offer comfort in the darkest times.
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