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Cine Europa holds free movie screenings in SM Cinema


THE European Union Delegation and the European Union Member States and Norway, brings back Cine Europa to Cebuanos, this time in SM Cinema of SM City Cebu.

Cine Europa begins from Oct. 3 to 6 at SM City Cebu. This year’s Cine Europa, a film festival featuring European-produced storylines, is screening films centered on friendship and humanity. The 22nd Cine Europa is featuring 12 movies selected by the EU embassies and cultural institutes in Manila that also reflect the bloc’s “growing cultural relationsh­ip with the Philippine­s because of the 2 countries’ shared values.”

One of the highlights of the 12 films is “Greetings from Fukushima,” a German feature film from 2016 which, against the background of the Tohuko earthquake of 2011 and the subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, illuminate­s the theme of loss and personal guilt. The film was made at original locations. Check this out on Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.

See how two journalist­s from New York and Milan, are looking for a scoop about the 500th anniversar­y of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in the film “Being Leonardo da Vinci, an impossible interview” on Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.

This year’s Cine Europa in SM City Cebu will open with the screening of the film “Long Distance” on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The casts, Alexandra & Sergi, have decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Separated by thousands of kilometers, the couple must rely on virtual communicat­ion to keep the flame of their relationsh­ip alive.

Other films to be screened on Oct. 5 include “Behind the Clouds” at 2 p.m. Two people meet again after more than 40 years. Once they were lovers but their lives took different paths: she married his best friend, while he married another woman. Now they are both single again and fall in love for a second time.

Don’t miss the film about secrets, lies and betrayals in “Happy New Year” at 4:30 p.m. A group of friends have been celebratin­g New Year’s Eve together for years. After a serious conversati­on about cell phone’s secrets everybody puts their cell phones on the table, and anyone who receives a call, a text message, an email or an audio message has to share it with the others. Other film include “The Marathon” at 7 p.m., also Oct. 5.

On Oct. 6, films include “The Tiger Theory” at 2 p.m., “Tour de France” at 4:30 p.m., and “Mary Shelley” at 7 p.m.

All films will be screened for free to the public. /

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