GoetheTO & EUFF 2022

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Join the Goethe-Institut Toronto and their partners for film screenings and engaging conversations as part of the European Union Film Festival 2022

The EUFFTO, founded 18 years ago at the Goethe-Institut Toronto and presenting all 27 EU countries, returns with a hybrid festival of in-cinema screenings and discussions in Toronto as well as Ottawa, Vancouver and Canada-wide streaming in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute, The Cinematheque and the EU Delegation.

What is Europe (and Where Is It Heading)?
Book Launch & Conversation

Presented by the Goethe-Institut
in cooperation with Toronto Metropolitan University & North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
8 November 2022, 5:30pm
Goethe-Institut Toronto, 100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd floor

The Goethe-Institut is pleased to celebrate the launch of the second updated edition of the book What is Europe? by TMU Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou (co-authored by Prof. Ruby Gropas). She will be in conversation with German Consul General Thomas E. Schultze on Europe’s changing culture, identity and global influence.

Free registration

Film Screening: No One’s With the Calves
Canadian Premiere
directed by Sabrina Sarabi, starring Saskia Rosendahl (of Oscar-nominated Never Look Away), Rick Okon, Godehard Giese and others (Germany 2021, 116 min)

Presented by Goethe-Institut Toronto & the German Consulate General Toronto at EUFF2022

Five houses, one bus stop, cows and fields. 24-year-old Christin lives on the farm of her long-time boyfriend Jan. The exciting post-reunification years that defined her East German childhood are long gone. In the shimmering heat of summer, time seems to stand still —until 46-year-old wind energy engineer Klaus arrives. (Locarno Film Festival)

Toronto in cinema
23 November, 8:30pm
Alliance Française, Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd.

Ottawa in cinema
23 November, 7pm
Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon

Vancouver in cinema
23 November, 2022, 8:50pm
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

Streaming online Canada-wide 26-27 November

Details & tickets: euffto.com

The Art of Storytelling

Presented by EUFFTO & Toronto Metropolitan University

A conversation on the role of cinema and art in storytelling around migration and integration. The conversation follows the screening of the refugee satire Fear, Bulgaria’s Oscar submission 2021.

Discussants: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou and Berlin media producer Bernadette Klausberger, who collaborated on Migration Matters, a digital storytelling project co-produced by TMU CERC Migration.

Toronto in cinema
Fear by Ivaylo Hristov
21 November, 5:30pm
Film followed by the discussion at 7:15pm
Alliance Française, Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd.

EUFF 2022 Special Ukraine Screening: Klondike

The Goethe-Institut Toronto is proud to support European film, women directors and this special screening as part of the EUFF 2022:

Canadian Premiere
directed by Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine 2022, 100 min)

Berlin International Film Festival 2022 Winner Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Official submission of Ukraine for Best International Feature Film Academy Award 2023

A Ukrainian family living on the border of Russia and Ukraine at the start of the war. Irka refuses to leave her house even as the village gets captured by armed forces. Shortly after, they find themselves at the centre of an international air crash catastrophe.

Toronto in cinema
26 November, 6pm
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave

Ottawa in cinema
3 December, 4pm
Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon

Vancouver in cinema
1 December, 2022, 7:00pm
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

Details & tickets: euffto.com

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Program & Media Contact:
Jutta Brendemühl
Program Curator
Goethe-Institut Toronto