EUFF 2013

EUFF 2013: The Consul of Bordeaux Review

The Consul of Bordeaux There is nothing particularly striking in The Consul of Bordeaux, yet the real-life story of Portuguese consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes’s efforts to help save Jews stranded in Bordeaux, France during World War II is a mostly heartwarming tale. De Sousa Mendes issued tens of thousands of visas irrespective of applicants’ […]

EUFF 2013: Dinner With My Sisters Review

Dinner with My Sisters The look and feel in Dinner with My Sisters could very well belong in a Greek tourism video: shots of open fields, clear, blue skies and sleek, white architecture capture the beauty of Cyprus in this family drama, but outside of its production design the film falls short. The clunky story […]

EUFF 2013: Volare Review

Volare – The Great Story of Domenico Modugno A made for Italian TV look at one of the country’s most well known pop culture icons, Volare takes the name of singer Domenico Modugno’s best known worldwide hit (I think you can figure out which one) and takes a look at the life of the struggling […]

EUFF 2013: Oh Boy Review

Oh Boy Although it’s a German production filled with a lot of national identity and flavour, the black and white shot, slick looking, but amateurishly mounted Oh Boy feels more like a well made university thesis project rather than a film that was actually a huge indie and mainstream hit in its home country earlier […]

EUFF 2013: Alcan Highway

Alcan Highway Hese is a 44 year-old Finnish man trying to solve the paradox of wanting to be constantly on the move and to find a home to settle down.  To this end, he plans to build a mobile home and find a place to turn off the engine for good.  He travels from Finland […]

EUFF 2013: Dream Team 1935

Dream Team 1935 The rare example of a sports drama not from North America, Dream Team 1935 is the true story of a small nation succeeding on the world stage when no one gave them a chance. In Geneva, Switzerland in 1935 the first European Championship in basketball is about to take place. The national […]

EUFF 2013: Review follows the parallel stories of character trying to change their lives via Internet dating sites in Bulgaria.  This film is about love at first (virtual) sight in all its forms – the inevitable, mystic and inexplicable love, as well as the superficial. The film tracks multiple couples trying to make their first forays […]

EUFF 2013: Kuma Review

Kuma Fatma is a fiftysomething housewife with six children in Vienna, but she grew up in Turkey and clings stubbornly to the traditions and values of the old country. Ayse is 19, and married to Fatma’s son, Hasan. However, when the family takes Ayse to Vienna this is revealed as a charade… for Ayse is […]