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