Film Fes­ti­vals

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EUFF 2016

Re­turn­ing once again this Fe­bru­ary is the an­nual Euro­pean Union Film Fes­ti­val, bring­ing with it 17 award-win­ning movies from just as many coun­tries. It opens with Ir­ish drama “Brook­lyn ” which re­ceived three Os­car nom­i­na­tions in­clud­ing Best Pic­ture and Best Ac­tress for Saoirse Ro­nan in the role of an Ir­ish im­mi­grant who falls in love in New York. The fes­ti­val wraps up with Acad­emy Award­nom­i­nated Aus­trian thriller “Good­night Mommy,” about twin boys who grow sus­pi­cious of their mother’s iden­tity af­ter she re­turns from re­con­struc­tive surgery with a ban­daged face. Creepy! Feb 26-Mar 11. Screen­ings held at Broad­way Cin­e­math­eque and Palace IFC. $85-110 from cin­ema.com.hk.

Movie Movie Count­down to the Awards

Film buffs gear­ing up for the Os­cars can now check out 10 of the best nom­i­nated films at Palace IFC, Broad­way Cin­e­math­eque and Broad­way The One cine­mas. Os­car heavy­weights “Carol ” and “Spot­light ” as well as “The Dan­ish Girl ” will be pop­u­lar picks for sure. Equally worth catch­ing are the con­tenders for the Best For­eign Language Film cat­e­gory, “Son of Saul ” and “Theeb ”; Bri­tish drama

“45 Years ” fea­tur­ing Best Ac­tress nom­i­nee Charlotte Ram­pling; Best An­i­mated Fea­ture hope­ful “Ano­ma­l­isa ”; Amy Wine­house trib­ute doc­u­men­tary “Amy ”; “Youth ” for Best Orig­i­nal Score and “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Win­dow and Dis­ap­peared ” for Best Long-Winded Ti­tle. Oh, wait: best makeup and hair. Feb 17-Mar 6. Screen­ings held at var­i­ous cine­mas. $85-110 from cin­ema.com.hk.

Catch transat­lantic ro­mance “Brook­lyn” at the EUFF

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