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Sunday, October 18, 2020


The 2020 European Film Festival goes virtual from November 12 to 22, 2020, with an excellent line-up of 12 brand new films, all of which are premiere screenings in South Africa. Of these, 11 films are screened free of charge and one will collect a fee towards a worthy cause.


- Narcissus and Goldmund (Austria), written by Nobel-prize winning author Hermann Hesse and directed by Oscar-winning Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters)

- Sharanas Bartas’s film In the Dusk (Lithuania),

- Home Front (Belgium) directed by Lucas Belvaux

- Marco Bellocchio's award-winning film The Traitor (Italy),

- Germany’s Curveball, directed by Johannes Naber

- One Careful Owner (Spain) directed by Bernabe Rico

- Proxima (France) by director Alice Winocour

- Becoming Mona, (Netherlands) directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden

- Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed (UK)

- Sweat (Poland) by director Magnus van Horn.


-The 8th directed by award-winning women directors, Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, and Maeve O’Boyle

- Nathan Grossman’s Swedish documentary I am Greta.

The 2020 edition of the European Film Festival is virtual and accessible online across South Africa only.  The film screenings are free, except for I am Greta, whose entry fee of R50 serves as a fundraiser for a climate action group who will be awarded screening proceeds after the festival.

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