Toronto’s European Union Film Festival, set to take place at various venures across the city from Nov. 10-24, has announced the 34 films that together make up the Festival’s 2016 lineup.
Twenty-eight films from each of the EU’s member countries and six shorts from film students across the continent will be part of EUFF’s 12th edition.
Opening the festival is the Canadian premiere of the Netherlands’ A Noble Intention, directed by Joram Lürsen. Set in late 19th century Amsterdam, this harrowing period drama follows Vedder, a violinist refusing to give up his home amidst unstoppable gentrification. Desperate, he devises a scheme that might be his only way out. Director Lürsen will be in attendance.
A record for the festival, four features will be seen for the first time in North America at EUFF: Italy’s touching Cannes selection, Like Crazy, director Paolo Virzì’s charming study of two very different women brought together while at a psychiatric institution; Portugal’s scifi mystery, Ice (Gelo), directors Luis Galvão Teles and Gonçalo Galvão Teles’ fantasy where a young woman is born out of the DNA of a frozen IceAge corpse; Latvia’s WWI drama Exiled, directed by Dāvis Sīmanis; and Austria’s drama on the power of selfreinvention, Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs, directed by Andreas Gruber.
For EUFF’s full 2016 line up, visit http://www.euffto.com. Advance $10 reservations are available at euffto.com.