28th EU Film Festival [fr]


The European Union Film Festival is an opportunity to discover new European films selected by the embassies, consulates, and cultural centres of EU member countries in the three Canadian cities taking part in the Festival: Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto. These films have been selected to represent the richness and diversity of the cinematography of their respective countries of origin. This Festival also offers the possibility to meet and talk with members of the teams behind the films.

The European Union Film Festival is organized through a partnership bringing together, on one side, the European Union and its Member states, and, on the other side, the Canadian Film Institute, Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, the Pacific Cinémathèque in Vancouver, and private partners in Toronto. This year, the Festival is chaired by the Embassy of Ireland and coordinated by the Canadian Film Institute and the Pacific Cinémathèque.

- Official opening of the Festival: Thursday, November 14th, under Lithuanian presidency.

- Festival dates : Thursday, November 14th to Sunday, December 1st, 2013.
- Location: Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

The French film "Grand Central"

Screening of the French film Grand Central,
Monday, November 18th, at 7PM
Library and Archives Canada Auditorium


Directed by Rebecca ZLOTOWSKI ///Belle Epine

Cannes Film Festival 2013 / Un Certain Regard/ Competition

2013 /// France /Austria /// Original French version with English subtitles ///

Drama /// 95 minutes


Gary is young, agile, and a quick learner. He is one of those people who’ve never been promised anything. He goes from one little job to the next, until he lands a job at a nuclear plant. There, right next to the reactors, where the radiation is at its strongest, he finally finds what he’s been looking for: money, a team, a family. But the team also includes Karole, the woman Gary falls for, even though she’s already married to Toni. Gary is slowly contaminated with forbidden love and radiation. Every day brings new threats.

With: Tahar RAHIM (A prophet), Léa SEYDOUX (Mission Impossible 4, Belle Epine, Farewell My Queen), Olivier GOURMET, Denis MENOCHET, Johan LIBEREAU, Nozha KHOUADRA, Nahuel PEREZ BISCAYART, Camille LELLOUCHE, Guillaume VERDIER /// SCREENPLAY Rebecca ZLOTOWSKI (Belle Epine), Gaëlle MACE /// PRODUCERS Frédéric JOUVE /// CO-PRODUCERS Gabriele KRANZELBINDER, Marie TAPPERO


Canadian Film Institute
EUFF Web site

The European Union Film Festival will also feature events in Vancouver and Toronto:

The European Union Film Festival in Toronto

  • 9th edition.

- Festival dates: November 14th–27th, 2013.

- Location: Royal Cinema.

- Screening of the French film Grand Central: Wednesday, November 20th, at 6:30PM


The European Union Film Festival in Vancouver

  • 16th edition.

- Festival dates: November 23rd to December 6th, 2013.

- Location: Pacific Cinémathèque.

- Screening of the French film Grand Central: Saturday, November 30th, at 6:30PM


Last modified on 19/11/2013

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