Message from the Cinematheque:
Here at The Cinematheque, we are really looking forward to launching this year’s virtual edition of the European Union Film Festival.
In response to the ongoing realities of COVID-19, The Cinematheque, in partnership with festival presenters in Ottawa and Toronto, has moved the 2020 edition of the EUFF online! From November 13 to 29, join us (virtually) for the first-ever Canada-wide European Union Film Festival, featuring 27 recent films from 27 EU member states. Each film will be “live” online for a 48-hour period; some will be supplemented with exclusive filmmaker interviews and introductions. All films will be presented in their original languages, with English (and, in some cases, French) subtitles available.
Germany’s EUFF film, All About Me (Der Junge muss an die frische Luft), opens the Festival and will be available to stream Nov 13–14. Based on a famous life story and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Caroline Link, All About Me is both a wildly entertaining and poignantly serious coming-of-age story about one of Germany’s most beloved comedians and television personalities, Hape Kerkeling.
I have attached some images and you can find the Festival trailer here.