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European Film Festival - November 2015, Wolf Performance Hall

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Join us for the European Film Festival in the Wolf Performance Hall in Central Library.  In the month of November we are going to screen four movies representing relatively recent productions from European cinematography. On Tuesday, November 3 you can enjoy a comedy from Finland “Lapland Odyssey” directed by Dome Karukoski, awarded in several film festivals. This fourth feature film of Karukoski, after its premiere in 2010, became the number one box office film of the year in Finland. It was also enjoyed by Canadians on the International Film Festivals in Toronto and Montreal.  Shot in the winter, this road trip movie, full of adventures, gives the viewer authentic details of life in Lapland and Finland.

Karukoski  is one of the most successful young film directors, named for his achievements "The saviour of Finnish cinema".  His name was listed, in the 2013 US Variety magazine, among 10 Directors to Watch.

On Wednesday, November 11 we will screen a 2014 political thriller from Hungary The Ambassador to Bern directed by Attila Szasz,  based on a true story of the 1958 attack on a Hungarian embassy.

On Tuesday, November 17 you can enjoy the 2012 German production – Barbara directed by one of the best German film directors Christian Petzold. This psychological thriller is based in 1980 East Germany.

The last Festival film titled The Deep from Iceland directed by Baltasar Kormakur will be screened on Thursday, November 26. This drama film was inspired by the true story of human survival and endurance.

All films are starting at 6:30 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall in the Central Library. The event is free and no registration needed.