The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns for its 27th edition from May 11th to 21st and for the first time, all films will be screened at the new theatre at National Gallery Singapore. Excited, yet? Tickets open for sale from today so book yours fast. The festival will be presenting 27 films across 27 countries in Europe, so we narrow down to 5 films you should try and catch!
5 Films To Catch At 27th EUFF
Published on 14 April 2017
OPENING FILM: GOODBYE BERLIN (Germany, 2016)
A comedic coming of age road movie, “Goodbye Berlin” adapts Wolfgang Herrndorf’s bestselling cult novel, “Tschick” – whose English title is “Why We Took the Car” – one of the biggest literary successes in Germany in recent years, with sales topping two million copies. It has been published in 20 territories.
ELECTRICITY (UK, 2014)
Lily O’Connor is a witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner who discovers that her long thought dead brother could still be alive and risks everything in search of him. A modern day Alice in Wonderland, Electricity is a journey into the real world through the hallucinatory inner world of epilepsy.
THE CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG (SWITZERLAND, 2016)
The prominent Swiss art collector Uli Sigg has made a major impact on the contemporary art world with a personal collection of over 2,300 art works. This documentary about the entrepreneur diplomat and art collector is set against the backdrop of the tense socio-political context of China’s ongoing transformation since 1970s.
Both Uli Sigg and Michael Schindhelm will be present for the film screening on May 16 for a post-show conversation.
BEYOND SLEEP (NETHERLANDS, 2016)
The opening film at last year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, the movie is based on the 1966 best selling novel ‘Nooit Meer Slapen’ by Willem Frederik Hermans.
It takes you on a survival expedition with young, ambitious geologist Alfred Issendorf, who goes in search of meteorites in the swampy north of Norway hoping that the journey will cement his academic reputation by uncovering a significant scientific proof.
Alfred is also trying to continue where his father left off when he died during a similar research trip of his own.
MARSHLAND (LA ISLA MÌNIMA)
Winner of the “Best European Film Award Of The Public” at European Film Awards 2015, the movie is set in Spainin early 80s. Two policemen from Madrid are sent to a remote village located in the marshland of the Guadalquivir River to investigate the disappearance of two teenage girls. In a community anchored to the past, they will have to confront not only a cruel killer, but also their own ghost.