The best of European Film

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This September and October the popular annual European Union Film Festival
returns.

The festival will showcase some of finest European films of recent years at Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson cinemas in Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria
and Cape Town. This year cinemagoers can look forward to filmic fare from 14EU member countries including Belgium, Slovakia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Greece, UK, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Italy, Ireland and France.

The films encompass a broad and eclectic range of subject matter and reflect some unique aspect of the countries and cultures from which they arise.

Standout films include Finland’s FC Venus, a romantic comedy pitting men and women’s soccer teams against one another; Germany’s Sophie Scholl – The Final
Days, the moving story of the ultimate sacrifice in the face of Nazi brutality; while a remarkable moment in the history of the 1st World War is brought to life in Merry Christmas from France. The pertinent subject of immigrant life in Europe comes under the spotlight in the Dutch comedy Shouf Shouf Habibi! and Welcome Home from Austria. Remarkable stories of European woman making sense of their lives are represented in Lets Go For An Ouzo from Greece, Gypo from the UK and Two Syllables Behind from Slovakia.

The 2006 EU Film Festival kicks off at the Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson Brooklyn (Pretoria) from 15 -21 September, moves to Cinema Nouveau screened by
Jameson Rosebank (Johannesburg) 22 – 28 September, then to Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson Cavendish (Cape Town) 29 September – 5 October and
concludes at Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson Gateway (Durban) from 6 – 12 October.

Tickets are free – subject to availability – and are available from the box-office one hour before each screening.

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