PRESS RELEASE

OCTOBER 20, 2022

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, and EU Member States Embassies present FREE film screenings from October 21-28, 2022 at the CCP in celebration of the silver anniversary of the Cine Europa Film Festival.  This year, there will be an outdoor public screening at the CCP Front Lawn and an extended screening indoors at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

Cine Europa is the longest flagship film festival in the country organized annually by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the EU Member States which has been the hallmark cultural event of the EU Delegation to the Philippines.  Beyond showing European films, this program has become a platform to strengthen EU-Philippine cultural relations and collaboration with Philippine cultural institutions and other partners.

For the line-up of films to be showcased this year, the EU Delegation, the European Union Member States Embassies together with Cultúr Éireann, Irish Film Institute, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and the Philippine-Italian Association, have curated a set of award-winning films showcasing different genres that will attract every viewer, with a particular emphasis this year on youth in celebration of the European Year of Youth 2022.

Additional to this, a special film from Ukraine will be the opening film for the festival in CCP in solidarity with Ukraine and its people who were victims of an illegal war of aggression and invasion by Russia.

Screening dates are as follows:

October 21 – Tanghalang Manuel Conde (6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

Klondike (Ukraine)

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (Sweden)

October 22 – Front Lawn (3:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

Luzzu (Malta)

Mysi Patri Do Nebe [Even Mice Belong in Heaven] (Czech Republic, France Slovakia, Poland)

Oskar & Lilli – Ein Bisschen Bleiben Wir Noch [Oskar & Lilli – Where No One Knows Us] (Austria)

October 23 – Front Lawn (3:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

La Vita Facile [Easy Living] (Italy)

Libertad [Freedom] (Spain)

Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up (Ireland)

October 25 – Tanghalang Manuel Conde (6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

Marina (Belgium)

Tytöt Tytöt Tytöt [Girl Picture] (Finland)

October 26 – Tanghalang Manuel Conde (6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

Never Gonna Snow Again (Poland)

Exil [Exile] (Germany)

October 27 – Tanghalang Manuel Conde (6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

Mysi Patri Do Nebe [Even Mice Belong in Heaven] (Czech Republic, France Slovakia, Poland)

Klondike (Ukraine)

October 28 – Tanghalang Manuel Conde (6:00 pm, 8:30 pm)

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (Sweden)

The Spiders Man (Italy) [will feature a film cast appearance before the screening]

All film screenings are FREE to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, still with observance to the New Normal Health Protocols.

For more information about the event, please follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @culturalcenterph/ @ccpfbnm and the socials of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines @EUDelegationToThePhilippines/ @cineeuropaph.