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Month of European Film 2022

13 November — 10 December 2022

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The Month of European Film opens on 13 November 2022 with the European Arthouse Cinema Day and the European Film Academy’s Young Audience Award. The month concludes on 10 December 2022 with the presentation of the 35th European Film Awards in Reykjavik.

For four weeks, the Month of the European Film will celebrate an astounding crop of European films. Special programmes, events and retrospectives will be organised from Reykjavik to Athens and from Lisbon to Bucharest. Eye will also be screening the best European films in November and December from illustrious filmmakers including Ulrich Seidl, Gaspar Noé, Lukas Dhondt en Christian Mungiu.

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still from Close (Lukas Dhondt, BE/NL/FR 2022)
still from Close (Lukas Dhondt, BE/NL/FR 2022)

During the month you can attend premieres of films at Eye including Close (Lukas Dhondt, Belgium), an intense, deeply human narrative about an ostensibly unbreakable childhood friendship and Rimini (Ulrich Seidl, Austria), about down-on-his-luck schlager singer Richie Bravo returning to a deserted Rimini in winter.

From France comes Vortex (Gaspar Noé) starring Françoise Lebrun and Dario Argento as an aging married couple, one of whom succumbs to Alzheimer as well as Jane by Charlotte, a loving portrait of Jane Birkin by her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg.

still from Vortex (Gaspar Noé, FR/BE/MC 2021)
still from Vortex (Gaspar Noé, FR/BE/MC 2021)
still from Holy Spider (Ali Abbasi, DK 2022)
still from Holy Spider (Ali Abbasi, DK 2022)

Eye will also screen Holy Spider (Ali Abbasi, Denmark), a dark thriller about an Iranian journalist tracking a religiously inspired serial killer. In R.M.N. (Christian Mungiu, Romania) Matthias returns to his village of birth in Transylvania where the local population is up in arms about the arrival of foreign workers. In Carlota Pereda from Spain’s Piggy, the teen Sara is bullied until a stranger takes on her tormentors. Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition (Ernesto Pagano, Italy) is the first film to bring the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb to the big screen.

Eye will also screen exceptional Dutch films including: Sputum (Dan Geesin) a science fiction film in which a deadly fungal cloud threatens a future civilisation and Maken is het mooist, Rolf Orthel’s very personal cinematic essay about the creative process for which he filmed musicians, artists and actors. How do they go about their work?

still from Sputum (Dan Geesin, NL 2020)
still from Sputum (Dan Geesin, NL 2020)
still from Dirty God (Sacha Polak, NL/GB/BE/IE 2019)
still from Dirty God (Sacha Polak, NL/GB/BE/IE 2019)

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