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.

Last year's Taste of Europe selection (2016)

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Illegitimate (Ilegitim)

  •   09/09/2016 (22:15), 14/09/2016 (22:30)
  •   88 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Roemeens, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Adrian Sitaru
  •   Alina Grigore, Adrian Titieni, Robi Urs
Meer info
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All These Sleepless Nights

  •   09/09/2016 (22:30)
  •   100 min.
  •   Documentaire
  •   Taal: Pools, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Michal Marczak
  •   Krzysztof Baginski, Michal Huszcza, Eva Lebuef
Meer info

A Heavy Heart (Herbert)

  •   10/09/2016 (14:00), 11/09/2016 (22:30)
  •   109 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Duits, Ondertitels: Nederlands
  •   Thomas Stuber
  •   Peter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Reiner Schöne, Peter Schneider, Lena Lauzemis
Meer info
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Parents (Foraeldre)

  •   10/09/2016 (19:00), 13/09/2016 (22:30)
  •   87 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Deens, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Christian Tafdrup
  •   Bodil Jørgensen, Søren Malling
Meer info
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Hevn (Revenge)

  •   11/09/2016 (14:00), 16/09/2016 (14:00)
  •   100 min.
  •   Drama, Thriller
  •   Taal: Noors, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Kjersti Steinsbø
  •   Siren Jørgensen, Frode Winther, Maria Bock, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Meer info
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Planet Single (Planeta singli)

  •   11/09/2016 (16:30), 17/09/2016 (14:00)
  •   136 min.
  •   Romantiek, Romantiek
  •   Taal: Pools, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Mitja Okorn
  •   Maciej Stuhr, Agnieszka Wiedlocha, Piotr Glowacki
Meer info
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Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti)

  •   11/09/2016 (17:00), 14/09/2016 (16:30)
  •   97 min.
  •   Drama, Komedie
  •   Taal: Italiaans, Ondertitels: Nederlands
  •   Paolo Genovese
  •   Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher, Kasia Smutniak
Meer info
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The Red Spider (Czerwony pajak)

  •   11/09/2016 (19:15), 14/09/2016 (22:15)
  •   95 min.
  •   Drama, Misdaad, Thriller
  •   Taal: Pools, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Marcin Koszałka
  •   Filip Pławiak, Adam Woronowicz, Małgorzata Foremniak, Julia Kijowska
Meer info
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Kills On Wheels (Tiszta Szívvel)

  •   11/09/2016 (19:45), 14/09/2016 (16:30)
  •   105 min.
  •   Actie, Drama, Komedie
  •   Taal: Hongaars, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Attila Till
  •   Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi, Adám Fekete
Meer info
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  •   12/09/2016 (16:45), 15/09/2016 (21:45)
  •   94 min.
  •   Thriller
  •   Taal: Pools, Engels, Yiddisch, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Marcin Wrona
  •   Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski
Meer info

Mellow Mud

  •   12/09/2016 (17:00)
  •   105 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Lets, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Renars Vimba
  •   Elīna Vaska, Andžejs Jānis Lilientāls, Edgars Samītis, Zane Jančevska
Meer info
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Welcome To Norway!

  •   12/09/2016 (19:00), 16/09/2016 (16:45)
  •   90 min.
  •   Drama, Komedie
  •   Taal: Noors, Eng, Arabisch, Swahili, Frans, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Rune Denstad Langlo
  •   Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Henriette Steenstrup, Olivier Mukata
Meer info
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Awaiting (L’adopció)

  •   13/09/2016 (17:00), 14/09/2016 (19:00)
  •   96 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Catalaans, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Daniela Féjerman
  •   Nora Navas, Francesc Garrido, Larissa Kalpokaite, Vytautas Kaniušonis, Šarūnas Puidokas
Meer info
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Strange Heaven

  •   13/09/2016 (19:45), 16/09/2016 (17:30)
  •   108 min.
  •   Drama, Thriller
  •   Taal: Engels, Pools, Zweeds, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Dariusz Gajewski
  •   Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartlomiej Topa, Barbara Kubiak
Meer info


  •   15/09/2016 (17:00), 16/09/2016 (22:15)
  •   90 min.
  •   Thriller
  •   Taal: Spaans, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   José Skaf
  •   Aura Garrido, Miquel Fernandez, José Sacristán, Rubén Ochandian
Meer info

Sparrows (Þrestir)

  •   15/09/2016 (18:30), 16/09/2016 (16:45)
  •   99 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Engels, IJslands, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Rúnar Rúnarsson
  •   Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Rade Šerbedžija
Meer info
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By The Rails (Dincolo De Calea Ferata)

  •   16/09/2016 (14:00)
  •   88 min.
  •   Drama
  •   Taal: Roemeens, Italiaans, Ondertitels: Engels
  •   Cătălin Mitulescu
  •   Alexandru Potocean, Ada Condeescu, Giada Laudicina
Meer info
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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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