31st European Union Film Festival

Nov 11, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016 | Ottawa

Logo European Union Film Festival Ottawa 2016 Enlarge image (© EUFF) Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Over the span of four weekends, the European Union Member States, the Delegation of the EU to Canada, and the Canadian Film Institute bring Ottawa audiences a wide selection of award-winning films from the Festival circuit, never-before-seen in the capital city.

In this 2016 edition, the EUFF has a new home and a new format. Its new home is Carleton University’s beautiful, state-of-the-art River Building Theatre. Its new format is a weekends-only festival schedule; from November 11 to December 4 you’ll be able to spend four consecutive weekends in Europe!

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Germany's contribution:

Familienfest (Family Celebration)

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

dir. Lars Kraume
Germany, 2015, 91 minutes
German, with English subtitles

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:30 pm On the 70th birthday of famous piano virtuoso Hannes Westhoff, a celebration is to take place at the patriarch’s estate. For this occasion, his second wife Anne not only invited Westhoff’s three sons Max, Fredrik and Gregor, but also their mother, Westhoff’s ex-wife Renate. While Anne tries to maintain a friendly atmosphere, old conflicts resurface among the family. With tensions already high, things take a turn for the dramatic when son Max reveals shocking news. An absorbing family drama with several unexpected twists and turns.

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31st European Union Film Festival