17 Films to Show at European Film Fest

BANGKOK — From a family drama documenting a bluegrass-loving Belgian couple to a historical drama about a sportsman on the run from Stalin’s police in Estonia, 17 films from 14 European countries will screen in three provinces starting next week.

European Union Film Festival showcases quality Euro films. Highlights include the fairytale horror of “Tale of Tales” (2015),  the inspiring true story of an Estonian fencing master in Golden Globe-nominated “The Fencer” (2015) and an award-winning German heist drama shot in one long take, “Victoria” (2015).

The festival also includes a Swedish documentary on pro-bicycle activists, “Bikes vs Cars” (2015) and Hungarian absurdist comedy “Afterlife” (2014) which centers around a young man and his relationship with father’s ghost.

The festival takes place from June 22 until July 3 at Central World’s SF World Cinema before it moves to SFX Cinema Maya in Chiang Mai from July 8 until July 17.



A scaled-down version of the event will be held from July 21 until July 24 at Central Plaza Khon Kaen.

All films will be screened in their original languages with English and Thai subtitles.

The schedule is available online. Tickets are 120 baht for the screenings in Bangkok and 80 baht in Chiang Mai. Admission is free for the festival in Khon Kaen.