Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Over the span of nearly three weeks, the Canadian Film Institute brings Ottawa audiences a wide selection of award-winning films from the Festival circuit, never-before-seen in the capital city.
Experience the drama, comedy, tragedy, and passion of the moving image from across the Atlantic alongside film fans, academics, students, and local expatriate communities. Five-film Passports for CFI members, and special prices for members, seniors, and students are made available. This prestigious event is presented in collaboration with the European Union Member States and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.
Join us at the National Gallery of Canada for our 2017 edition.
We thank our partners in this important cultural event: the European Union Delegation to Canada, the participating EU Member States, and the National Gallery of Canada.
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Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge)
Marie Noelle • Poland • 2016 • 100 min
Polish, German, French and English with English subtitles
This handsome, richly detailed historical drama focuses on the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France. Her story is framed by two Nobel Prizes: beginning in 1905 when she and her husband, Pierre, go to Stockholm to give their Nobel Prize lecture, the film follows his death and culminates with Marie winning her second Nobel in 1911. These six years are eventful ones for the physicist: she’s travelling to meet Albert Einstein, having a scandalous affair with mathematician Paul Langevin, and all the while trying to overcome the era’s pervasive sexism. An absorbing character study and a portrait of perseverance, Marie Curie features a powerhouse performance by Karolina Gruszka as the titular character.