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6 films to watch at the 27th European Union Film Festival

From a dramedy about wheelchair-bound assassins to a psychological thriller set aboard a cargo vessel.

By SG Staff | Mar 20, 2017

  • 6 films to watch at the 27th European Union Film Festival
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The long-running European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns for its 27th edition with a snazzy new home—the National Gallery. Taking place from May 11-21, the festival brings together 27 thought-provoking, captivating and hilarious films from across the continent. Here are six you shouldn’t miss.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Finland)

The year is 1962 and Finnish boxer Olli Mäki is about to fight for the world featherweight title.The small-town man must cope with his sudden fame while a new romance competes for his focus. Based on a true story, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki picked up the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Kills on Wheels (Hungary)

Kills on Wheels answers the age-old question: “Can a wheelchair user be an effective assassin?” This isn’t your typical gangster flick; this is a film that confronts disabilities distinctly and directly.

Mellow Mud (Latvia)

In this coming-of-age tale set in rural Latvia, a young girl must make difficult decisions after a sudden change of circumstances in her life.

The Murmuring Coast (Portugal)

Portuguese rule in Mozambique nears its end with a civil war, but life is just beginning for newlyweds Evita and Luis. Evita travels to the colony where Luis serves in the military, but has the conflict changed the mathematics student she fell in love with?

Ivy (Turkey)

A crew of six men are left stranded aboard a cargo vessel when its owner goes broke. At first boredom sets in, but the situation soon takes a dark turn towards conflict and paranoia.

Electricity (UK)

See the world through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy as she descends into London’s underbelly in search of her long-lost brother.

Tickets are priced at $12 and will be available from Apr 11 via Sistic. For more information, head to the EUFF Facebook page.

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