The 2016 installment of Cine Europa raised its curtains to the public earlier today at Liceo de Cagayan University’s Rodelsa Hall. On its 19th year, the European film festival is featuring a total of 22 films from different countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Themes are focused on family, hope and discovery, friendship, adolescence, second chances, and fulfilling dreams, among others.

Cine Europa screenings are free for the viewing public on a first come, first served basis. Audiences are advised to be at the Rodelsa Hall early if they want to catch the film/s they are hoping to watch. Below is the list of films for this year, plus the schedule of screening.


Some of the films you might find interesting include the United Kingdom’s “The Lady in the Van”, The Netherlands “De Marathon”, “Brothers of the Wind” from Austria, “Selfie” from Romania, “Carte Blanche” from Poland, Denmark’s “A Second Chance”, and “Normal: the Dusseldorf Ripper” from Czech Republic.

The Lady in the Van

This films tells the story of Miss Shepherd and her relationship with writer Allan Bennett. Shepherd was supposed to just park her van in Bennett’s driveway, but she ended up staying there for 15 years.

De Marathon

This is the story of Gerard, Nico, Leo, and Kees, four friends who are looking for someone who will sponsor their participation in the Rotterdam Marathon. They hope to raise money through the marathon so they can save their business from bankruptcy.

Brothers of the Wind

The touching story of Lukas and his friendship with Abel, an eagle he saved when it fell from its nest.


Yasmine, Ana, and Roxi are fresh out of high school. They go on a trip where they do everything they want, without thinking of the consequences that await them. Perfect for senior high school students who will embark on a new journey months from now.

Carte Blanche

This is the story of a history teacher who is about to go permanently blind. As teaching is his dream job, he tries his best to hide the truth about his genetic disease. If you loved “Dead Poets Society”, you’ll love “Carte Blanche”.

A Second Chance

“A Second Chance” is about two best friends who are detectives working to solve a case that involves a junkie couple.

Normal: The Dusseldorf Ripper

This is the story of serial killer Peter Kuerten and how he surrendered to the police. The film also features the story of Kuerten’s lawyer, Justus Wehner, who “loses his mind” while working on the case.


Cine Europa 19 will run until Sunday, November 20, at Rodelsa Hall.

See you at the movies!






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