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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Les Ogres (Ogres)
Léa Fehner • France • 2015 • 142 min
French with English subtitles
Based on Anton Chekhov’s weird and wonderful world of wild, nomadic freedom, Les Ogres features a mixed bag of wicked characters played by an explosive ensemble cast including Adèle Haenel and Lola Dueñas. Led by the rough and dishonest but very appealing François, they travel from town to town performing their Chekhovian extravaganza to audiences all over France. Yet the precise choreography of their act masks an intimate living situation of considerable but somehow carefully-balanced turbulence, where the addition of fresh romances, old passions, and new children threaten to destroy a family that is comprised of much more than just blood-ties and wedding rings. The impressive second feature by French director/co-writer Léa Fehner offers a sprawling immersion into the pandemonium that rules life on the road with a travelling theatre troupe.
Note: Léa Fehner will attend the screening to introduce and discuss her film.