Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The 15th CINE EUROPA -Sept. 6-16

It's Cine Europa Season once again! For its 15th year, Cine Europa has new innovations Filipino moviegoers and film enthusiasts can look forward to, aside of course from the main feature films from different member countries of the European Union.

For the first time in its 15-year run, Cine Europa widens its borders and will hold screenings not only in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro but also in its new home: Davao, Baguio, and Iloilo. This is to further promote cultural understanding between Europe and the Philippines through the cinema.

Also, this year's Cine Europa will feature selected interantionally-acclaimed Filipino movies and will host a symposium on the art of filmmaking and film deveolpment as part of its educational thrust.

Another good news is the addition of more films in its usual lineup. From just 11 films, Cine Europa will now present 21 films celebrating  the rich diversity of European cinema today

 The participating countries and their respective films at the !5th Cine Europa are:

AUSTRIA -"Atmen" (Breathing)
BELGIUM - "Turquoze" and "Koko Flanel"
BULGARIA -"Kozelat" (The Goat)
DENMARK- "In a Better World"
FINLAND- "Lapland Odyssey"
FRANCE- "2 Days in Paris" and "Le Pere de mes Enfants" (Father of my Children)
ITALY- "L'Ultimo Imperatore" (The Last Emperor) and "Si Puo' Fare" (We Can Do That)
NORWAY- "Upperdog"
ROMANIA- "Nunta in Basarabia" (Wedding in Basarabia) and "Restul e Tacere" (The Rest is Silence)
SLOVAKIA- "Legenda o lietajucom Cyprianovi" (Legend of the Flying Cyprian)
SPAIN - "Planes Para Manana" ( Plans for Tomorrow)
SWEDEN - "Maria Larssons Eviga Ogonblick" (Everlasting Moments)
SWITZERLAND- "Die Standesbeamtin" (Will You Marry Us)
U.K. - "Senna"

For its opening film, the 15th Cine Europa will screen "Upperdog" on Sept. 5 at the Shangri-La Plaza as its way of  welcoming Norway in its first time to participate in Cine Europa.

The 15th Cine Europa will run from Sept. 6-16 at the Shangri-la Plaza. For the screening schedule and film synopses, visit


  1. Can't wait for the Cine Europa line-up...

    1. Welcome to my new blogspot Cheryll! and thanks for the comment. See you at Cine Europa!