SCHEDULE

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DOCUMENTARY | 7:17 MINS | 2019 | Precedes 'PARQUE MAYER'

AH MA FLIPPA BALL

  • May 06, 2021 | 20:00
Ah Ma Flippa Ball is a film documenting three elderly women in their 60s and 70s who fearlessly challenge themselves to flippa ball, a simplified form of water polo, in their golden years. Part of the granny-only 'Ah Ma Flippa Ball' team, they play every Thursday morning at Toa Payoh swimming complex. Offering audiences a glimpse into their lives, this film takes a deeper look at ageing and shows us their world filled with determination, love and courage.
Drama

PARQUE MAYER

  • May 06, 2021 | 20:00 | Private Screening
Lisbon, 1933. Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions, amusement and entertainment with EUFF’s opening film this year. In a theatre in Parque Mayer, during rehearsals for a new variety show, there are all kinds of goings-on: unrequited love, personal dramas and a constant battle against censorship, accompanied by skilful attempts to circumvent it.
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DRAMA | PG | 11:10 MINS | 2019 | Precedes 'YOUNG AHMED'

UNKNOWNATURE

  • May 07, 2021 | 20:00
A wildlife enthusiast, Jean-Pierre Bosquet brings us on a journey to Singapore's Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to uncover some of the unknown nature in the midst of our metropolis city. Subaraj Rajathurai, a veteran wildlife consultant speaks on behalf of these animals and the threats they face. This film is dedicated in loving memory of Subaraj Rajathurai (1963-2019).
Drama

YOUNG AHMED | Le Jeune Ahmed

  • May 07, 2021 | 20:00
Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne take on the touchy and hot-button issue of radicalisation with sensitivity so rare that it has been applauded by critics. Young Ahmed - aged barely 13 - is caught between his imam’s ideals of purity and life’s temptations. At odds with his loved ones and despite the protestations of his single mother, the Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his beloved teacher. Essaying the role of Ahmed, Idir Ben Addi makes his impactful screen debut.
Animation

THE BEARS FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY | La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile

  • May 08, 2021 | 14:00
To find his long lost son and food to survive the winter, the great bear king leads his clan down from the mountains and into the world of men. After escaping terrible monsters and defeating an evil duke, the bears and men live together in peace – for a while.
Drama | War

THE GOOD TRAITOR

  • May 08, 2021 | 17:00
On April 9 1940, Denmark is invaded by Nazi Germany with demands for immediate and unconditional surrender. The government surrenders after a few hours and begins cooperating with the Nazis. On the other side of the Atlantic is Denmark's Ambassador to the United States of America, a daredevil and a man of the world - Henrik Kauffmann, who is willing to put everything on the line. He refuses to follow the German directives and engineers a rebellious plan to defeat Hitler and give the Danish people their freedom back. Inspired by real events, The Good Traitor is the thrilling story of an unsung hero’s impassioned resistance to the Nazis as World War II threatens to engulf all of Europe.
Drama

PARADISE WAR – THE STORY OF BRUNO MANSER | Bruno Manser – Die Stimme Des Regenwaldes

  • May 08, 2021 | 20:00
Based on a true story, Paradise War adapts to screen the life story of Swiss environmental activist Bruno Manser (1954-2000). 1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilisation, Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe. It is an encounter that changes his life forever. When the existence of the Penan is threatened by relentless deforestation, Manser takes up the fight against logging with a courage and determination that makes him one of the most renowned and credible environmentalists of his time. Eventually, it costs him everything.
Family | Adventure| Fantasy | Animation

WOLFWALKERS

  • May 09, 2021 | 14:00
Recently honoured with an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, this magical Irish film tells the story of a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, as she journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WOLFWALKERS and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
Feature | Biopic

GUNDERMANN

  • May 09, 2021 | 17:00
With sensibility, affection and humour, multi award-winning director Andreas Dresen presents this moving and endearing portrait of the beloved East German folk singer and songwriter Gerhard Gundermann. Politically active and passionate, digger driver Gundermann’s music career took off in 1986, capturing the hearts of the people with his clever, often melancholy lyrics imbued with social commentary. A poet, a clown, a loyal husband and an idealist, Gundermann lived a multi-faceted life as a rebel and a spy who was spied on.
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DRAMA | PG | 11:25 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'BEFORE SNOWFALL'

DEAR AMELIA

  • May 09, 2021 | 20:10
Dear Amelia chronicles the life of Natalya Rahayu, a single mother who battles a multitude of obstacles to ensure a good future for her daughter and for herself.
Drama

BEFORE SNOWFALL

  • May 09, 2021 | 20:10
The hunt after his sister becomes a dangerous journey from east to west, where the collision of traditional bound cultures and modern western living challenges Siyar to find out who he really is. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin, who is also lost between borders in Europe. They experience a budding friendship and an infatuation. Evin chooses to travel with him, not knowing his plan.
Drama

PARQUE MAYER

  • May 12, 2021 | 20:00 | Free Public Screening
Lisbon, 1933. Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions, amusement and entertainment with EUFF’s opening film this year. In a theatre in Parque Mayer, during rehearsals for a new variety show, there are all kinds of goings-on: unrequited love, personal dramas and a constant battle against censorship, accompanied by skilful attempts to circumvent it.
Drama | Romance

AND THEN WE DANCED

  • May 13, 2021 | 20:00
Critics have hailed director Levan Akin’s passionate coming-of-age story set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi as “exceptional,” “revolutionary,” “urgent.” A male dancer and his partner have been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another dancer throws him off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future.
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DOCUMENTARY | 11:27 MINS | 2019 | Precedes 'THE INNOCENCE'

HANDPRINT

  • May 14, 2021 | 20:00
This documentary follows the life of Mdm Parames, a Medi-Minder from StarPALS and her extraordinary bond with her patient Joshua, a seven-year-old boy with a metabolic condition. It shows her remarkable strength of character, compelling backstory, and the trail of hope she leaves behind.
Drama

THE INNOCENCE | La Inocencia

  • May 14, 2021 | 20:00
Lis enjoys one more summer with her friends. The town’s lack of intimacy, coupled with nosy neighbours, means she keeps her relationship status secret. But the end of summer presents an unpleasant surprise. Filmed in Alemany’s home-town in the Valencia region, with local residents cast as extras, The Innocence is a note-perfect and authentic portrayal of small-town life on the east coast of Spain.
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DRAMA | PG | 10:29 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'THE TROUPE – RELISH YOUR LIFE!'

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

  • May 15, 2021 | 14:00
Reading Between The Lines is a documentary that examines dyslexia in Singapore and the people who are affected by this condition.
Feature

THE TROUPE – RELISH YOUR LIFE! | Vándorszínészek – Kezdjetek el élni!

  • May 15, 2021 | 14:00
A young soldier sides with a group of travelling actors when an angry fist fight erupts. After he is forced to flee, the eclectic troupe takes him in and together, they move from village to village in a shaky cart. On the surface it seems like a lucky escape, but little does he know what awaits him. A hanging, a seduction, a duel and love – maybe on and off stage.
Biography | Drama

THE CONDUCTOR | De Dirigent

  • May 15, 2021 | 17:00
This film is based on the true story of the Dutch born Antonia Brico, who was a child when she and her parents immigrated to the United States. In the late 1920s, she became the world’s first woman who successfully conducted a large symphony orchestra. After the two-year study at the State Academy of Music, she went on to become the first woman to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. However, emotional strain threatened to overwhelm her, when the love of her life put her in a difficult position. What choice did Antonia make? De Dirigent tells all.
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Drama | PG | 06:56 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'ALL MY CRAZY LOVE'

WISH UPON A BOOK

  • May 15, 2021 | 20:30
After his parents’ divorce, a young boy only gets to see his mother once a week. He wishes upon a book of his drawings that he will one day be able to live happily with her.
Drama

ALL MY CRAZY LOVE | Tutto il mio folle amore

  • May 15, 2021 | 20:30
This heart-warming drama by Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores stars Italian icon Valeria Golina. Based on real life events, the contemporary road movie chronicles a difficult reunion between a troubled teenager and his long-absent father. 16 years after the birth of his autistic son Vincent, Willi returns and breaks into the home of Elena, his ex-girlfriend and her partner Mario. Willi, a boozing lounge singer, wants to connect with the boy, but Elena is furious and throws him out. When Willi discovers Vincent has hidden away in the back of his pick-up truck an emotional journey begins.
Adventure | Fantasy | Comedy | Family | History

THE INFERNAL KHORUGV

  • May 16, 2021 | 14:00
This fairy tale tells us about the famous Ukrainian Cossack warriors, about Paradise and hell, Christmas and evil forces. The Devil makes an agreement with St. Peter. If he can capture the best Cossack warrior and hold him until Christmas night, he will be able to wipe all Cossacks off the map. The film’s script is based on Sashko Lirnyk's story titled - About an old Cossack, a Christmas devil, four horns and Cossacks.
Drama | Animation

FUNAN

  • May 16, 2021 | 17:00
The story of a young woman who, under the Khmer Rouge regime, has to learn how to fight back and exist. To survive. To find her son who was taken from her during the exile from Phnom Penh. Funan chronicles one family's desperate attempts to survive. In addition to being a rigorously written and directed personal account of a specific war, this film illustrates the sheer possibilities of artistic expression and animation.
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DRAMA | PG | 03:11 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'MYTHOPATHY'

MOTHER

  • May 16, 2021 | 20:00
Ben is a teenager who lives behind a closed door at home. He spends his time in his room, connecting with his friends online, leaving his mother lonely at home.
Sarcastic comedy

MYTHOPATHY | Notias

  • May 16, 2021 | 20:00
In the early 1970s, with Greece under the rule of a military junta, pre-teen Stavros discovers a strange accompaniment to the awakening of Eros: he subverts the meanings of classical myths, creating strange physical symptoms in those around him. Stavros’ conservative parents, perplexed and flustered, take him from specialist to specialist. Diagnoses vary, until a fortune-teller deems that the boy is victim of a rare, ancient disease, which exhibits himself when he is in love. After the collapse of the junta, as Stavros meets the toils of love and politics in university, the influence of his strange affliction extends from his immediate environment into the political arena.
Biography | History | Drama

THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS | Lida Baarova

  • May 18, 2021 | 20:00
Lida Baarová, the ravishing and ambitious Czech beauty who became one of the most renowned actresses in the German Reich, turned down a career in Hollywood to become Joseph Goebbels mistress. This biographical film looks at her doomed love affair with the Minister of Propaganda, who was among the Third Reich’s most powerful men. The film shines a light on her questionable choices.
Comedy | Drama | Romance | Cooking

MASTER CHENG | Mestari Cheng

  • May 19, 2021 | 20:00 | Public Screening
Life's many twists and unexpected turns come to the fore in this evocative drama by director Mika Kaurismäki. Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation. In return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the many delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately, time on his visa is running out and it is up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.
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DRAMA | PG | 03:00 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'CHASING UNICORNS'

COME SEE ME

  • May 20, 2021 | 20:00
Come See Me is a film about an elderly man, Ah Di, who struggles with his loneliness alone at home as he tries to get his little sister to come visit him.
Comedy | Drama | Road-movie

CHASING UNICORNS | Ükssarvik

  • May 20, 2021 | 20:00
Drawing on real-life stories of start-ups, this semi-satirical narrative tells the story of a female founder from rural Estonia trying to make it big in male-dominated Silicon Valley. Chasing Unicorns follows a young start-up entrepreneur Õie who stumbles into her country’s dynamic start-up scene quite by accident. At a hackathon she meets serial failure Tõnu who has gone bankrupt with each one of his companies. Inspired by dreams, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the duo embark on a hilarious journey driven by the intent to take on the tech world.
Biography | Drama | History

THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM | Kelebeğin Rüyası

  • May 21, 2021 | 20:00
Love and poetry intertwine in this hauntingly beautiful Turkish period drama by multi-hyphenate Turkish actor-director-poet Yilmaz Erdogan. Set in early 1940s Turkey, the story revolves centres around two friends, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu who have a shared passion for poetry. The story takes a dramatic turn when both fall in love with the stunning Suzan (Belçim Bilgin), a rich industrialist’s daughter. Up against the odds, they risk everything for love – even their long-standing friendship.
Action | Crime | Biopic | Thriller

JACK STRONG

  • May 22, 2021 | 17:00
Based on a true-story, this edge-of-the-seat Polish thriller tells one of the world’s most fascinating spy stories. Colonel Ryszard Kukliński risked his life to keep the world from destroying itself by single-handedly waging a battle against the Soviet Union from deep within its ranks. The Polish colonel and anti-Soviet spy passed thousands of top-secret military documents between 1972 and 1981. He cooperated with the CIA for many dangerous and emotionally-draining years where one wrong move could mean a tragic fate for him and his family.
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Drama | PG | 03.00 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'ANGELO'

US

  • May 22, 2021 | 20:00
Us is a drama about a pair of newly-weds whose relationship becomes strained after one of them gets a job promotion.
Drama | History | Romance

ANGELO

  • May 22, 2021 | 20:10
Inspired by true events, Angelo tells the story of an African born in the 18th century, who is brought to Europe at the age of 10. Becoming a servant at the court of enlightened nobility, he soon achieves prominence and becomes the Viennese court mascot. Things take a dramatic twist when he falls in love and secretly marries a white woman. That is when Angelo has to confront his otherness.
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DRAMA | PG | 07:29 MINS | 2020 | Precedes 'MARIE, QUEEN OF ROMANIA'

MILK POWDER

  • May 23, 2021 | 14:00
A short film revolving around the dilemma of a father who struggles between doing what is morally and lawfully right, or to let his very own daughter starve.
Drama

QUEEN MARIE OF ROMANIA

  • May 23, 2021 | 14:00
Devastated by the First World War and plunged into political controversy, Romania's every hope accompanies its queen on her mission to Paris to lobby for international recognition of its great unification at the 1919 peace talks.
Comedy | Drama | Romance | Cooking

MASTER CHENG | Mestari Cheng

  • May 23, 2021 | 17:00 | Private Screening
Life's many twists and unexpected turns come to the fore in this evocative drama by director Mika Kaurismäki. Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation. In return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the many delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately, time on his visa is running out and it is up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.