Program

The 2018 Calgary European Film festival will take place at the Globe Cinema, starting on Saturday, November 3rd and ending on Sunday, November 11th.

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

5:00PM, Screen 1: Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
dir. Barbara Albert, 1 hr 37 min

Presented in German with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Winner – Austrian Film Award
Best Supporting Actress (Maresi Riegner)
Best Cinematography (Christine A. Maier)

Presented by the Embassy of Austria in Ottawa and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

5:30PM, Screen 2: Skyggenes dal | Valley of Shadows (2017)
dir. Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, 1 hr 31 min

Presented in Norwegian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Festival premiers plans D’Angers 2018
Nominee – Grand Prix du Jury for Best European Feature Film (Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen (director))

São Paulo International Film Festival 2017
Nominee – New Directors Competition for Best Film (Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen (director))

Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Nominee – Discovery Award for Best Film

Presented by the Sons of Norway in Calgary.

7:15PM, Screen 1: Estiu 1993 | Summer 1993 (2017)
dir. Carla Simón, 1 hr 37 min

Presented in Catalan with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Winner – Best First Feature Award (Carla Simón)
Winner – Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury (Best Feature Film/Carla Simón)

Presented by the Aula Cervantes Calgary and the Spanish Embassy in Canada.

7:45PM, Screen 2: Finche c’e Prosecco | The Last Prosecco (2017
dir. Antonio Padovan

Presented in Italian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2018
Nominee – Silver Ribbon Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista), Giuseppe Battiston, For Dopo la guerra

 

Presented by the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre.

Sunday, November 4, 2018:

3:00PM, Screen 2: Bába z ledu | Ice Mother (2017)
dir. Bohdan Slama, 1hr 43 min

Presented in Czech with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – FIPRESCI Prize Best Foreign Language Film (Bohdan Sláma)

Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Winner – Jury Award Best Screenplay for an International Narrative Feature (Bohdan Sláma)
Nominee – Jury Award Best International Narrative Feature (Bohdan Sláma)

Presented by the Czech Business Association of Canada.

5:00PM, Screen 1: Doua Lozuri | Two Lottery Tickets (2016)
dir. Paul Negoescu, 1 hr 26 min

Presented in Romanian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Gopo Awards, Romania 2017
Winner – Gopos Award Audience Award
(Paul Negoescu, ActorieDeFilm)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US 2016
Winner – Best Film Best Comedy Feature (Paul Negoescu)

Presented by the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary.

5:30PM, Screen 2: Heights (2017)
dir. Victor Bojinov, 2hr 8min

Presented in Bulgarian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Sofia International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Balkan Film Best Film (Victor Bojinov (director), Serpentine (producer).

Presented by the Bulgarian Association of Calgary.

 

 

7:15PM, Screen 1: Tonio (2016)
dir. Paula van der Oest, 1 hr 40 min.

Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
De Zilveren Krulstaart 2016
Winner – Zilveren Krulstaart/Best Film/ Hugo Heinen

Film by the Sea International Film Festival 2017
Winner – The Pearl/Best Feature Film/Paula van der Oest (director), Hugo Heinen (writer), Alain De Levita (producer), Sytze Van Der Laan (producer), Sabine Brian (producer), NL Film (production company)

Presented by Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Calgary.

7:45PM, Screen 2: 3 Days in Quiberon (2018)
dir. Emily Atef, 1 hr 55 min

Presented in German, French, and English with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
German Film Awards 2018
Winner – Film Award in Gold Outstanding Feature Film (Karsten Stöter), Best Direction (Emily Atef)
Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – Golden Berlin Bear Best Film (Emily Atef)

Presented by the Association for German Education in Calgary.

Monday, November 5:

6:00PM, Screen 1: 100 Risings (2018)
dir. Max T. Ciorbă, 60min

Presented in Moldovan and Romanian with English subtitles.

(Trailer)

Presented by the Moldovan Community of Calgary and the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Canada.

 

 

 

7:15PM, Auditorium 1: Sameblod | Sami Blood (2016)
dir. Amanda Kernell, 1h 50min

Presented in Swedish and Saami with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
BZN International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Audience Award Narrative Feature
(Amanda Kernell (director))

Fargo Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Narrative Feature Narrative Feature Film (Amanda Kernell)

Giornate degli autori – Venice Days 2017
Winner – Lux Prize (Amanda Kernell)

 

Presented by the Swedish Society of Calgary and the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa.

Tuesday, November 6:

6:00PM, Screen 1: 3 Days in Quiberon (2018) (Rerun)
dir. Emily Atef, 1 hr 55 min

Presented in German, French, and English with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
German Film Awards 2018
Winner – Film Award in Gold Outstanding Feature Film (Karsten Stöter), Best Direction (Emily Atef)
Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – Golden Berlin Bear Best Film (Emily Atef)

 

Presented by the Association for German Education in Calgary.

8:15PM, Screen 1: Estiu 1993 | Summer 1993 (2017) (Rerun)
dir. Carla Simón, 1 hr 37 min

Presented in Catalan with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Winner – Best First Feature Award (Carla Simón)
Winner – Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury (Best Feature Film/Carla Simón)

Presented by the Aula Cervantes Calgary and the Spanish Embassy in Canada.

Wednesday, November 7:

7:15PM, Screen 1: Heights (2017) (Rerun)
dir. Victor Bojinov, 2hr 8min

Presented in Bulgarian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Sofia International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Balkan Film Best Film (Victor Bojinov (director), Serpentine (producer).

Presented by the Bulgarian Association of Calgary.

 

8:15PM, Screen 1: Najlepszy | Breaking the Limits (2017)
dir. Lukasz Palkowski, 1 hr 48 min

Presented in Polish with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Polish Film Festival 2017
Winner – Audience Award Best Film (Lukasz Palkowski)
Winner – Best Debut Actor (Kamila Kaminska (actress))

 

Presented by the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre.

Thursday, November 8:

6:00PM, Screen 1: Der Grosse Sommer (2016)
dir. Stefan Jäger, 1 hr 39 min

Presented in Swiss German and Japanese with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Presented by the Swiss Cultural Society of Calgary.

 

 

 

8:15PM, Screen 1: Santa Maria della Salute (2016)
dir. Zdravko Sotra, 1 hr 58 min

Presented in Serbian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Presented by Serbian Fest Calgary and Frula.

 

 

Friday, November 9:

6:00PM, Screen 1: Plaire, aimer et courir vite | Sorry Angel (2018)
dir. Christophe Honoré, 2 hr 12 min

Presented in French with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:

Cannes Film Festival 2018
Nominee – Palme d’Or (Christophe Honoré)
Nominee – Queer Palm (Christophe Honoré)

Chicago International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – Gold Q-Hugo (Christophe Honoré)

Presented by La Cité des Rocheuses in Calgary.

8:15PM, Screen 1: Doua Lozuri | Two Lottery Tickets (2016) (Rerun)
dir. Paul Negoescu, 1 hr 26 min

Presented in Romanian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Gopo Awards, Romania 2017
Winner – Gopos Award Audience Award
(Paul Negoescu, ActorieDeFilm)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US 2016
Winner – Best Film Best Comedy Feature (Paul Negoescu)

Presented by the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary.

Saturday, November 10:

3:00PM, Screen 2: Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
dir. Barbara Albert, 1 hr 37 min

Presented in Austrian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Winner – Austrian Film Award
Best Supporting Actress (Maresi Riegner)
Best Cinematography (Christine A. Maier)

Presented by the Embassy of Austria in Ottawa and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

5:00PM, Screen 1: Kincsem (2017)
dir. Attila Till, 1hr 43min

Presented in Hungarian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Cleveland International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition (Gábor Herendi)

Hungarian Film Week 2018
Winner – Best Make Up (Rita Fekete (makeup artist), Ildikó Makk (makeup artist), Kata Jónás (makeup artist))
Winner – Best Visual Design Best Costume (Ibolya Bárdosi – costume designer)

Presented by the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary.

5:30PM, Screen 2: Najlepszy | Breaking the Limits (2017) (Rerun)
dir. Lukasz Palkowski, 1 hr 48 min

Presented in Polish with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Polish Film Festival 2017
Winner – Audience Award Best Film (Lukasz Palkowski)
Winner – Best Debut Actor (Kamila Kaminska (actress))

 

Presented by the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre.

7:30PM, Screen 1: Sameblod | Sami Blood (2016) (Rerun)
dir. Amanda Kernell, 1h 50min

Presented in Swedish and Saami with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
BZN International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Audience Award Narrative Feature
(Amanda Kernell (director))

Fargo Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Narrative Feature Narrative Feature Film (Amanda Kernell)

Giornate degli autori – Venice Days 2017
Winner – Lux Prize (Amanda Kernell)

Presented by the Swedish Society of Calgary and the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa.

7:45PM, Screen 2: Comic Sans (2018) 
dir. Nevio Marasovic, 1 hr 43 min

Presented in Croatian and English with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:

FEST International Film Festival 2018
Winner – Nebojsa Djukelic Foundation Award Critics Award (Nevio Marasovic (director))

Pula Film Festival 2018
Winner – Audience Award “Golden Gate Pula” (Nevio Marasovic)

Presented by the Sounds of Croatia Radio Show.

Sunday, November 11:

12:30PM, Screen 2: The Return (2017) 
dir. Kastriot Abdyli, 1 hr 21 min

Presented in French, Macedonian, and Albanian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Presented by the Albanian-Canadian Association of Calgary.

2:30PM, Screen 1: Čiara | The Line (2017)
dir. Peter Bebjak, 1 hr 48 min

Presented in Slovak and Ukrainian with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

  • Select Awards:
  • Bergen International Film Festival 2017. Nominee – Cinema Extraordinaire (Peter Bebjak)
  • Chicago International Film Festival 2017. Winner – Silver Hugo Best Art Direction (Václav Novak). Nominee – Gold Hugo Best Feature (Peter Bebjak)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017. Winner – Best Director (Peter Bebjak)

 

Presented by Slovakian School in Calgary and Slovak Embassy of Canada.

4:30PM, Screen 1: Bába z ledu | Ice Mother (2017) (Rerun)
dir. Bohdan Sláma, 1 hr 46 min

Presented in Czech with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
Nominee – FIPRESCI Prize Best Foreign Language Film (Bohdan Sláma)

Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Winner – Jury Award Best Screenplay for an International Narrative Feature (Bohdan Sláma)
Nominee – Jury Award Best International Narrative Feature (Bohdan Sláma)

Presented by the Czech Business Association of Canada.

5:00PM, Screen 2: Polyxeni
dir. Dora Masklavanou, 1 hr 40 min

Presented in Greek and Turkish with English subtitles.

(imdb.com)

Select Awards:
Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2018
Winner – Hellenic Film Academy Award Best Actress (Katia Goulioni)
Best Supporting Actress (Lydia Fotopoulou)
Best Cinematography (Claudio Boliva (director of photography))

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) 2018
Winner – Orpheus Award Best Feature Film (Dora Masklavanou (director))
Best Performance (Katia Goulioni (actress))

 

Presented by the Hellenic Society and Hellenic Heritage Foundation.