The Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF) will showcase 19 film from across Europe at the upcoming 9th edition of the festival taking place all online from November 7-15, 2020.
On the Opening Day of the Festival, CEFF will host the Canadian Premiere of the German film DAS PERFEKTE GEHEIMNIS (THE PERFECT SECRET), a remake of the Italian sensation PERFETTI SCONOSCIUTI (PERFECT STRANGERS) about a group of friends playing a game in which they share everything that appears on their mobile phones. With a star-studded ensemble cast of big-name German actors, the comedy was the highest-grossing German film of 2019. DAS PERFEKTE GEHEIMNIS will be available for 24-hours on the first day of the festival (Saturday, Nov 7), and encores the following weekend (Saturday, Nov 14).
The Closing Weekend of CEFF will showcase the Finnish foodie film MASTER CHENG, about a chef who travels to a remote village in Finland and uses cooking to connect different cultures. The film is available to stream from Friday, Nov 13 until Sunday, Nov 15.
Board member Mahfam Ghods oversees the festival’s programming and highlights some additional highlights of the festival, including ROUNDS, the latest from CEFF alumni Stephan Komandarev. “The Bulgarin filmmaker Stephan Komandarev that is one of my favourite directors in the last few years. CEFF has shown two other movies from him, DIRECTIONS and THE JUDGEMENT, that I highly recommend watching too,” said Ghods.
The Czech Republic selection CAUGHT IN THE NET is what Ghods describes as a “bold mind-blowing documentary”, which covers the sensitive controversial topic of internet child abuse. Whereas NORDIC PULSE, a music documentary about Baltic Sea Philharmonic and its famous conductor Kristjan Jarvi, is a more lighthearted pick: “If you enjoy the music, you will love this movie,” said Ghods.
2020 Calgary European Film Festival Lineup
The Delegation (Albania) Director: Bujar Alimani
Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On (Austria) Director: Lotte Schreiber, Michael Rieper
Miras (Heritage) (Azerbaijan) Director: Zaur Qasimli
Rounds (Bulgaria) Director: Stephan Komandarev
Caught in the Net (The Czech Republic) Director: Barbora Chalupová & Vít Klusák
Nordic Pulse (Estonia) Director: David Donnelly
Master Cheng (Finland) Director: Mika Kaurismäki *only available for a limited window
La Belle Epoque (France) Director: Nicolas Bedos
Das Perfekte Geheimnis (The Perfect Secret) (Germany) Director: Bora Dagtekin *only available for a limited window
A Feltalalo (The Inventor) (Hungary) Director: Bence Gyöngyössy
Siberia in the Bones (Siberia din oase) (Moldova) Director: Leontina Vatamanu
The Marriage Escape (Netherlands) Director: Johan Nijenhuis
The Men’s Room (Norway) Director: Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen
Icarus, The Legend of Mietek Kosz (Poland) Director: Maciej Pieprzyca
Queen Marie of Romania (Romania) Director: Alexis Sweet Cahill
Ajvar (Serbia) Director: Ana Maria Rossi
Attraction of Heights (Slovakia) Director: Rastislav Hatiar
La lista de los deseos (Wishlist) (Spain) Director: Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo
Min Pappa Marianne (My Father Marrianne) (Sweden) Director: Mårten Klingberg