17th EUFF kicks off in Klang Valley

17th EUFF kicks off in Klang Valley

"Living is Easy with Eyes Closed" is this year's EUFF opening film.

20 Oct – European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2016 has officially kicked off in Malaysia following its launch yesterday evening at GSC Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

Attended by GSC CEO Ms. Koh Mei Lee, Ambassador and Head of Delegation H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, and more, the evening began with a welcome speech by Ms. Koh.

Guests registering for the launch ceremony at GSC Pavilion KL.


The ambassadors and ministers present during the EUFF 2016 launch.

This year's opening film is the Goya Awards-winning comedy written and directed by David Trueba, "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed".

It was only fitting that a Spanish movie was chosen to be the opening film, as Spanish ambassador to Malaysia Carlos Domínguez stated, the country is known for its extended involvement in the film industry. Spain was previously the location for the filming of movies such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones".

Head of Delegation H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez also gives a speech, saying
that EUFF will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Those who did not get to watch the movie last night, fret not, it is part of the line-up for this year's EUFF and it will be screened for free at selected GSC locations in Klang Valley from today onwards.

The 17th European Union Film Festival takes place in Klang Valley until 30 October, before heading to Georgetown, Penang from 3 to 9 November. It will then run in Kuching, Sarawak from 17 to 23 November, followed by Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 1 to 7 December.

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, in collaboration with the embassies and cultural institutions of 17 European Union Member States, Norway and Switzerland, EUFF is also supported by local partner organisations Golden Screen Cinemas, EUNIC Malaysia, Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu and Cinema Online.

Related Movies:
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (EUFF) (Spanish) (20 Oct 2016)
Silence (EUFF) (20 Oct 2016)
Brothers Of The Wind (EUFF) (20 Oct 2016)
Violet (EUFF) (Dutch) (20 Oct 2016)
Young Sophie Bell (EUFF) (Swedish) (20 Oct 2016)
Dreams Of A Life (EUFF) (20 Oct 2016)
The Treasure (EUFF) (Romanian) (20 Oct 2016)
La Tête Haute (EUFF) (French) (20 Oct 2016)
Who Am I - Kein System Ist Sicher (EUFF) (German) (20 Oct 2016)
Pioneer (EUFF) (English / Norwegian) (20 Oct 2016)
Heidi (EUFF) (Swiss-German) (20 Oct 2016)
Sei Mai Stata Sulla Luna? (EUFF) (Italian) (20 Oct 2016)
Tale Of A Lake (EUFF) (20 Oct 2016)
Finn (EUFF) (Dutch) (20 Oct 2016)
Ostwind (EUFF) (German) (20 Oct 2016)
Carte Blanche (EUFF) (Polish) (20 Oct 2016)
Brides (EUFF) (Greek) (20 Oct 2016)
Children Of Glory (EUFF) (Hungarian) (20 Oct 2016)
Les Rayures Du Zebre (EUFF) (French) (20 Oct 2016)
Klumpfisken (EUFF) (Danish) (20 Oct 2016)
Vratné Lahve (EUFF) (Czech) (20 Oct 2016)

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