France presents the film "The Artiste" [fr]

European Union Film Festival
Canada / 2011


Ottawa, Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, December 4, 2011

The European Union Film Festival is an opportunity to discover unique European films chosen by the EU member state embassies, consulates and cultural centres in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto, the three Canadian cities participating in the Festival, to show the richness and diversity of their film industries. This Festival is also a chance for dialogue and to meet members of the film team.

The European Union Film Festival is part of the partnership between the European Union and its member states on the one hand, and the Canadian Film Institute and Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Pacific Cinémathèque in Vancouver and private partners in Toronto on the other. This year’s Festival is chaired by the Embassy of Poland and coordinated by the Canadian Film Institute and Pacific Cinémathèque.

Important Dates - Ottawa:

- Press Conference in the offices of the EU Delegation at 1900-150 Metcalfe St., Tuesday, October 8, 12:30 p.m.
- Official Opening of the Festival: Wednesday, November 16 under Polish presidency.
- Festival Dates: Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, December 4, 2011.
- Location: Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395, rue Wellington, Ottawa.


Box office opens one half hour before screening time. All tickets, memberships and festival passes can only be purchased at the box office. Advance tickets will also be sold at the door. Cash only.

$8.00 (includes HST): Members, seniors, students, children 15 and under
$12.00 (includes HST): Non-member General Admission
$35.00 (includes HST): 5-Film Passport (CFI Members only)

Speech by the Ambassador

Speech by the Ambassador for the screening in Ottawa, of the French film The Artist(Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, November 30 , 2011)

The French film

EUFF Screening in Ottawa, Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m.

L’Artiste directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Watch the trailer

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller

In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
& Best Actor award for Jean Dujardin

Grand prix at the Festival du cinéma in Quebec City
The film is expected to compete in several of the most prestigious categories at the 2012 Academy Awards

Silent film - in black&white
Length: 100 min

Synopsis: Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin is silent film star with everything going his way. The arrival of talking pictures will see him fade in oblivion. A young extra by the name of Peppy Miller is about to rocket to stardom. This film tells the story of their intertwined fates, or how celebrity, pride and money all come between them and their love.

EUFF Screening in Ottawa

Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m.
at the Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada

screening followed by a cocktail reception

The EUFF will also take place in Vancouver and Toronto

14th edition
Festival Dates: Friday, November 25 to Thursday, December 8, 2011.
Location: Pacific Cinémathèque

7th edition
Festival Dates: Thursday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Location: Royal Cinema.

  • Screening of the French film – Ma part du Gateau, by Cedric Klapisch starring Karin Viard and Gilles Lellouche – Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.

For more information:

Canadian Film Institute

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