The much-anticipated European Film Festival (EUFF) brings the best of European cinema to Singapore. The festival takes place at The Projector from 12th to 26th May 2022. Over this period, movie-lovers will be able to catch 24 films from 23 countries.
The films showcased belong to a specific country while representing Europe’s rich cultural heritage. Presented by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Singapore, EUFF shines the spotlight on contemporary European cinema by bringing films to Singapore reflecting Europe’s diversity, inclusivity, and solidarity.
Says Iwona Piórko, European Union Ambassador to Singapore: “Cinema reminds us of our humanity and demonstrates to us how our lives are interconnected. We present this year’s EUFF in a difficult time. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine by opening the festival with the multiple award-winning Ukrainian film, Mother of Apostles. This movie, like several others on our programme, celebrates universal values of peace, freedom, and human dignity.”
2022 is also the European Year of Youth. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted youth greatly. As we focus on recovery globally, we need ever more ways of championing the ideas of youth. In this context, we deepen our collaboration with young Singapore filmmakers. This year, EUFF presents student films from three schools – Lasalle College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film and Animation, Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies – alongside the main festival showcase.
EUFF 2022 Featured Country: France
In 2022, France is the featured country, closing the festival with Lost Illusions (Illusion Perdues) on 26th May. An all-star cast dazzles in this critically acclaimed award-winning movie, an adaptation of celebrated French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac’s classic novel about a young idealist who learns painful lessons about life. The film won seven César Awards (2022) – the most prestigious Film Awards in France – including Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
23 countries present films this year – Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine. Films screened are recent, and have had success in their country of origin and often internationally.
EUFF offers a range of movie genres. Films in the drama genre include Belgium’s All of Us, Denmark’s Erna at War, Finland’s The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic, Greece’s The Last Note, Hungary’s Aurora Borealis, Luxembourg’s The Restless, The Netherlands’ My Father is an Airplane, Norway’s Psychobitch, Poland’s Never Gonna Snow Again, Spain’s That Was Life, Switzerland’s Atlas and Ukraine’s Mother of Apostles.
For historical drama, audiences can look forward to Estonia’s Truth and Justice and France’s Lost Illusions.
For European comedy, EUFF presents Austria’s Double Happiness, Czechia’s On The Roof, Germany’s I’m Your Man, Ireland’s Dating Amber, Portugal’s Mother Knows Best and Turkey’s A Unique Life. Romania’s Wild Romania and Sweden’s The Choir are the two documentaries in the festival programme, while Ukraine’s Hutsulka Ksenya is a musical and Italy’s Freaks Out, a fantasy film.
Dates and Festival Tickets
The 31st EUFF takes place from 12th to 26th May 2022 at The Projector. Festival tickets are priced at $13.50 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Please visit https://euff.com.sg for more information and updates on the European Film Festival (EUFF).
Concessions are extended to Singapore Film Society members, The Projector Fan Club, The Projector Senior/Student Club, NSFs.