It is raining film festivals for the past few months, and after a Japanese and Silent film festivals now comes a European-themed film festival.
Now celebrating its 18th year, Cine Europa is back with 23 films from 18 representing European countries, which include Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, and its latest addition, Poland.
With the 18th year being a significant year in a woman's life, Cine Europa went by with a “Coming of Age” theme, where the 23 films that will be shown from September 9 to November 29 at 10 different venues tackle topics involving love, friendship, humanity, LGBT rights, miracles, and family.
During the press conference, EU Delegation Political Counsellor in the Philippines Lubomir Frebort believes that their “Coming of Age” theme is appropriate as it signify the maturity of its Filipino audience towards appreciating European films.
“I believe that the significant celebration means maturity and the desire for a more interesting understanding of life,” Frebort said.
Here’s the initial screening schedule, happening from September 10 to 20 at Shangri-La Cineplex:
Not based in Metro Manila? Here are the schedules on when you can catch Cine Europa 18 at other regions in the Philippines: