Taiwan European Film Festival to tour campuses

The 3rd Taiwan European Film Festival will screen 10 movies from just as many countries in the European Union at mainly campus venues in Taipei, Chungli, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung from December 3 to 23, announced Guy Ledoux, head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taipei, yesterday.
"The screenings will take place at 12 universities and two cultural centers," said Cedric Alviani, coordinator of the film festival. "Most of the movies will have Chinese subtitles. Those without Chinese subtitles will at least carry English subtitles."
The films lined up include Philippe Boon and Laurent Brandenbourger's "Petites Miseres (Dead Man's Hand)" from Belgium, Dome Karukoski's "Tyotto sina olet tahti (Beauty and the Bastard)" from Finland, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)" from Germany, Mike Van Diem's "Karakter (Character)" from the Netherlands, and Antony Cordier's "Douches Froides (Cold Showers)" from France.
Feature presentations
Also to be presented are Andrea Porporati's "Dole Negli Occhi (Empty Eyes)" from Italy, Ferenc Jeli's "Sinjarok (Walking on Tracks)" from Hungary, Josef Fare's "Zozo" from Sweden, Bohdan Slama's "Stesti (Something Like Happiness)" from the Czech Republic, and Jerzy Antczak's "Chopin: Pragnienie milosci (Chopin: Desire for Love)" from Poland.
"This festival with students as the target audience will be all about discovering Europe through the film industry," Ledoux said. "All the movies have been filmed in the countries of the directors."
The movies will all be shown, using the DVD format. More details are available at Web site www.infine-art.com/eufestival.