The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is returning to Malaysia bigger and better than ever! The Orange Girl, based on Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder’s novel, will have five screenings in Kuala Lumpur.
The EUFF will showcase 27 movies from 20 European countries at Kuala Lumpur, on 8 – 18 November (Golden Screen Cinemas in Pavilion KL, Mid Valley and 1Utama), Penang, on 22 – 28 November (Golden Screen Cinemas Gurney Plaza) and for the first time, at Kota Kinabalu, on 6 – 13 December (Golden Screen Cinemas Suria Sabah).
Highlights at the EUFF include 3D dance documentary ‘Pina’, winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film ‘In A Better World’, as well as documentaries on well-known Islamic thinker Muhammad Asad and F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
The EUFF is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia in collaboration with the embassies of 17 European Union Member States, Croatia, Norway and Switzerland.
The Orange Girl
The Norwegian movie this year is the Orange Girl, based on Jostein Gaarder’s novel with the same title.
Georg lives with his mother Veronika in Oslo. On his eighteenth birthday, he receives a thick letter from his father, Jan Olav, which his father wrote just before he died, when Georg was only six years old. On the same day, Georg is going to the mountains, equipped with skis and telescope, in order to photograph a rare celestial phenomenon. He is ambivalent concerning his fathers leather, and has repressed his memories of him. Still, he brings the letter with him. On the train to the mountains, he meets Stella, of the same age as him. In the letter, his father asks Georg a fundamental existential question: Whats the point of living when were going to die anyway, maybe even when life is at its best? Would you want to be born if you had a choice? But before Georg is allowed to answer, his father wants to tell him a story about the Orange Girl he met in 1982.
Updated movie schedules and synopsis of the movies are available on http://www.gsc.com.my/ and http://www.euff.com.my/. Check also out the EUFF’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/myeuff?fref=ts