Cine Europa, the tradition of bringing excellent European films to the Philippines, has now turned 12 years old and promises to provide Filipino movie enthusiasts with a range of powerful films which will surely touch everyone’s hearts and minds.

Cine Europa opens on October 2, in Liceo de Cagayan University for the second time with Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, Alvaro Trejo, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain and representing the European Union (EU) Presidency in Manila together with Dr. Rafaelita Pelaez, Chairman, Liceo de Cagayan University as guests.

Public screenings in Liceo de Cagayan University will be from October 2 to 4.

Admission is free on a first-come, first served basis.

Ciné Europa 12 continues its tradition of further enhancing dialogues between European and Filipino cultures through the silver screen.

Films from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will certainly endear Europe once more to Cine Europa enthusiasts in Cagayan de Oro.

After its successful Manila leg in Shangri-La Plaza, the film festival will also go to Cebu from October 9 to 11, in Ayala Center Onstage.

This year’s selection of movies carefully handpicked to cater to the Filipino audiences showcases the range and breadth of emotions from the different stories of love, laughter, hope, despair, struggles, survival, courage and, steadfastness.

While approaches may vary from country to country, Filipino audiences will be able to empathize with the different characters in each of the films.

Opening the festival is a Swedish film “Grabben I Graven Bredvid” or “The Guy in the Grave Next Door” by Kjell Sundvall which is a contemporary love story between a farmer and a city girl set in the countryside.

This year’s film festival is distinctively special as one lucky audience may be able to travel and tour Europe courtesy of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Rajah Travel Corporation.

The more Cine Europa 12 movies you watch, the more chances of winning!

Through the years, Cine Europa has earnestly experimented with different ways to reach out further to Filipino audiences and to enliven its programme of events.

The festival has helped strengthen EU-Philippine cultural relations and has become a lasting gift to the Filipino people.

Cine Europa, which started in 1998, remains to be a distinctive acknowledgement of the partnership of the European Community with the Philippines by way of sharing with the Filipino public the diversity and uniqueness of European film culture.

Cine Europa 12 is presented by the European Union Member States’ Embassies, the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines with and Liceo de Cagayan de Oro as partner.

It is supported by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Rajah Travel Corporation, Yo Card and Click the City.

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