european film festival

The European Film Festival in South Africa is celebrating its 10th edition from October 12 to 22, 2023. The festival will feature a lineup of 16 award-winning films from 17 European countries, including Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Sudan.

The theme of the festival this year is “Transition,” and the films explore the different ways people experience change in their lives.

Some of the films in the lineup include:

The Eight Mountains (Italy): A character-driven drama set in the Italian Alps, this film follows two friends as they embark on a journey of self-discovery.

EO (Poland): An innovative road movie told from the perspective of a donkey, this film is a moving and thought-provoking meditation on the nature of life and death.

Anatomy of a Fall (France): A gripping thriller about a woman who is accused of murdering her husband, this film explores the complexities of marital power dynamics.

The Old Oak (United Kingdom): A social drama about a community dealing with the aftermath of the closure of a local mine, this film is a timely and powerful exploration of the effects of economic hardship.

Goodbye Julia (Sudan): A co-production of Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia, this film tells the story of two women who must navigate the challenges of friendship and identity in a time of political upheaval.

The European Film Festival will also feature a number of special events, including filmmaker Q&As, workshops, and a children’s film program. Tickets for the festival are now on sale.