Experience the best of contemporary European cinema at the upcoming 32nd European Film Festival in Singapore.
Here’s a great event that film lovers in Singapore can look forward to in May 2023.
The European Film Festival (EUFF) is back! Presented by the EU Delegation to Singapore and the 32nd year the EUFF is happening in Singapore, a total of 24 films from across Europe will be screened at The Projector between May 16 and 31.
The genre selection includes everything from historical dramas to comedies, to thrillers, stop motion animation, and even documentaries—truly the best of contemporary European cinema over a fortnight. As a celebration of the art of cinema and youths, nine student films from LASALLE College of the Arts, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Nanyang Technological University will also be screened during some of the sessions.
To quote Ms. Iwona Piórko, EU Ambassador to Singapore. “The festival celebrates cultural diversity and cross-cultural dialogue through cinema. Cinema has the power to transport us to different worlds and open our minds to various perspectives. The European Film Festival’s continued run is a testament to the enduring power of cinema to bring people together and promote cultural exchange, even in the midst of unprecedented challenges.”
Here’s a quick list of the films scheduled! For synopses, please refer to the official schedule. (Ticketing is available on the same page)
32nd European Film Festival in Singapore Film List
- Hilma [Sweden]
- The Grandson [Hungary]
- Siccita | Dry [Italy]
- The Tyrant Father | O Pai Tirano [Portugal]
- Kalev [Estonia]
- The Castle | Pilis [Lithuania]
- Oink [The Netherlands]
- The Robber Hotzenplotz | Der Räuber Hotzenplotz [Switzerland]
- The Bohemian | Il Boemo [Czechia]
- More Than Ever | Plus Que Jamais [Luxembourg]
- Woman On The Roof [Poland]
- .Dog [Greece]
- Die Fälscher | The Counterfeiters [Austria]
- The Exchange [Ukraine]
- The Quiet Girl | An Cailín Ciúin [Ireland]
- Tale Of The Sleeping Giants [Finland]
- Hope [Norway]
- Into The Darkness | De Forbandede År [Denmark]
- Precious Ivie | Ivie Wie Ivie [Germany]
- The Whistlers | La Gomera [Romania]
- Confine | Kordon [Italy]
- The Best of Dorien B. [Belgium]
- Father & Soldier | Tirailleurs [France]
- Champions | Campeones [Spain]
- Dawn (Chong Ya Hui)
- Memoirs of 15 (Seak Zhen Tsing)
- Almost Home (Nurul Fitriah)
- Chrysalis (Azina Bte Abdul Nizar)
- Inconsequential (Andra Tan)
- Out of Love (Melody Tan)
- Hainanese Chicken Rice (Jennifer Heng)
- Cricket (Lee Si Min
- Karoshi (Lim Pei Yi)
Media Screening on Apr 16 at the Projector
The following pictures were taken during the media screening for the EUFF. If you’ve yet to visit The Projector, I think the first two will give you an idea of how awesome this venue is.
It has an older-world feel, with steep steps and retro chairs and all. But it’s also modern, hip, and incredibly arty. Don’t you agree the combination is just perfect for a contemporary film festival?
The gist of the speeches: It’s been 32 years since the first European Film Festival in Singapore. 32 years of cultural interaction and friendship, with the festival continued to be held despite major challenges such as those inflicted by COVID-19 over the last three years.
Yeah, I personally think it’s amazing too. As well as proof that the art of film has long found a home in Singapore.