Taste of Europe Competition

Taste of Europe Competition

Many European films that are successful in their own respective countries never make it to Belgian cinemas. FFO hopes this will change with Taste of Europe. We show a nice selection of European films that absolutely deserve to be seen by Belgian audiences which is why they are awarded our Taste of Europe label.

Ten films will compete for the award of Best Taste of Europe film.

The selection is programmed by Peter Craeymeersch, artistic director, and Ilse Schooneknaep, expert in European cinema, distribution channels and festival circuits.

The jury consists of 10 film fans across all age groups.

The winner of this competition wins a cash prize (7.500 euros) and a Belgian VOD-deal.

Taste of Europe selection

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Little Harbour (Piata Lod’)

  •   09/09/2017 (14:15), 12/09/2017 (22:45)
  •   85 min.
  •   Drama, Familie
  •   Taal: Slowaaks, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: AL
  •   Iveta Grofova
  •   Vanessa Szamuelová, Matúš Bačišin, Katarína Kamencová, Johanna Tesarová
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  Little Harbour Little Harbour

Wife And Husband (Moglie e marito)

  •   09/09/2017 (17:00), 13/09/2017 (17:00)
  •   100 min.
  •   Komedie
  •   Taal: Italiaans, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Simone Godano
  •   Kasia Smutniak, Valerio Aprea, Sebastian Dimulescu, Gaetano Bruno, Francesca Agostini
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  Marito e Moglie Marito e Moglie

Cruelty (Grimmd)

  •   09/09/2017 (19:15), 15/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   105 min.
  •   Drama, Misdaad, Thriller
  •   Taal: IJslands, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Anton Sigurdsson
  •   Guðrún María Bjarnadottir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir
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  Cruelty Cruelty

Dark Fortune (Finisteres Glück)

  •   09/09/2017 (22:15), 12/09/2017 (19:45)
  •   114 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Zwitsers Duits, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Stefan Haupt
  •   Eleni Haupt, Noé Ricklin, Elisa Plüsj, Chiara Carla Baï
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  DarkFortune DarkFortune

The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske)

  •   10/09/2017 (14:30), 16/09/2017 (20:00)
  •   93 min.
  •   Drama, Komedie
  •   Taal: Kroatisch, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Rajko Grlic
  •   Nebojša Glogovac, Ksenija Marinkovic, Dejan Acimovic, Božidar Smiljanic
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  The Constitution The Constitution


  •   10/09/2017 (17:45), 13/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   98 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Georgisch, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   George Ovashvili
  •   Hossein Mahjoob, Kishvard Manvelidze, Nodar Dzidziguri, Zurab Antelava
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  Khibula Khibula

Welcome to Germany (Wilkommen bei den Hartmanns)

  •   10/09/2017 (19:45), 11/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   116 min.
  •   Komedie
  •   Taal: Duits, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Simon Verhoeven
  •   Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Florian David Fitz, Palina Rojinski, Elyas M'Barek, Eric Kabongo, Uwe Ochsenknecht
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  Welcome To Germany Welcome To Germany


  •   11/09/2017 (19:30), 16/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   91 min.
  •   Komedie
  •   Taal: Italiaans, Oekraïens, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: AL
  •   Andrea Magnani
  •   Nicola Nocella, Ostap Stupka, Orest Garda, Libero De Rienzo, Barbara Bouchet
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  Easy Easy

You Disappear (Du Forsvinder)

  •   13/09/2017 (22:30), 14/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   118 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Deens, Ondertitels: Nederlands, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Peter Schønau Fog
  •   Trine Dyrholm, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Michael Nyqvist
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  You Disappear You Disappear

Wild Mouse (Wilde Mause)

  •   14/09/2017 (18:15), 16/09/2017 (22:15)
  •   100 min.
  •   Drama, Komedie, Misdaad
  •   Taal: Duits, Ondertitels: Engels, Leeftijd: 12+
  •   Josef Hader
  •   Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Jörg Hartmann, Georg Friedrich
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  Wild Mouse Wild Mouse

Taste of Europe 2016 Winner



The audience, under the chairmanship of actor Sebastien Dewaele (CAFARD), chose ‘Welcome to Norway’, directed by Rune Denstad Langlo as Best Movie.

Rune Denstad Langlo brings some welcome levity to the highly topical subject of Europe’s migration crisis in this acerbic and insightful black comedy that pokes fun at the behaviour of Norwegians when pushed outside their comfort zones.

The star of all three of Denstad Langlo’s previous features, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, plays Petter Primus, a jovial racist and failed entrepreneur who turns his dilapidated mountain hotel into a state-funded refugee asylum centre to remain financially afloat. Not surprisingly, the cultural rub causes more than a little friction, especially his relationship with the overly optimistic arrival Abedi (a standout performance by newcomer Olivier Mukata). Fifty freezing refugees, a nosy Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, a depressed wife and a restless teenage daughter prove far more than Petter Primus can bear!

Sharp, witty and unpredictable, Welcome to Norway! juggles its themes with acute skill; never patronising for the sake of laughs, never too serious for the sake of political correctness. This is a film that will put a smile on your face in ways you may not expect.

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