I am writing to let you know about our upcoming European Union Film Festival, which runs from Nov 18-30. This annual showcase of acclaimed new and recent films from across greater Europe includes award winners, domestic blockbusters, festival circuit faves, and official Oscar submissions.
Slovakia is one of 23 European Union member states taking part in this year's festival, which promises a dynamic and entertaining celebration of contemporary European filmmaking. Check it out our EUFF trailer here.
Slovakia's entry, Eva Nová, is our Opening Night film and screens on Nov 18 at 6:30pm. Celebrated actress Emília Vášáryová is the titular Eva, a discredited actress recently released from rehab and desperate to make amends with her son. “Vásáryová is phenomenal in this role. She carries the weight of the world in her eyes” (Exclaim!).
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A full list of screenings and tickets can be found on our website: http://eufilmfestival
Slovakia 2015. Dir: Marko Škop. 106 min. DCP
Writer-director Marko Škop’s intimate psychological drama, Slovakia’s official submission to the upcoming 89th Oscars, won a prestigious International Critics Prize at TIFF last year. Its impact is due largely to an absolutely stellar performance from Emília Vášáryová, known as the “First Lady of Slovak Film and Theatre.” She’s the titular Eva, a discredited, once-famous actress recently released from her third stint in rehab for alcoholism, and desperate to make amends with the now-adult son she abandoned in infancy. Travelling to the country village where her son, his family, and her sister live, Eva is promptly shown the door and instructed never to return. What follows is a sometimes harrowing, ultimately hopeful portrait of a woman determined to do anything to be given a second chance. “Vásáryová is phenomenal in this role. She carries the weight of the world in her eyes” (Robert Bell, Exclaim!). In Slovak with English subtitles.