Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cine Europa 10 opens in Cebu City tonight at Ayala Center Cebu

Cebu City (5 October) -- Cine Europa fever hits Cebu City!

Experience the magic of film once more and the charm, grandeur, diversity and uniqueness of the culture and heritage of the European Union.

Watch out for Cine Europa as the festival marks its 10th year and opens in Onstage, Ayala Center Cebu tonight, 05 October 2007.

From Summer in Berlin to United Kingdom's Shakespeare classic Taming of the Shrew to Hungary's Sex and Nothing Else, this year's Cine Europa promises to be bigger and better with films coming from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

This year's festival is doubly significant, because we are celebrating both the 10th year of Cine Europa, and the 50th year of the Treaties of Rome

There will be an opening reception on 5 October 2007 by EC Ambassador Alistair MacDonald and British Ambassador Peter Beckingham. (representing the EU Presidency in the Philippines).

The Arts Council of Cebu's Adviser Consul Jaime Picornell will also provide a message as a major partner of Cine Europa 10 in Cebu City.

EC Ambassador MacDonald said that Cine Europa 10 has expanded and has got bigger and better to enable the European Union to share its unique yet diverse European culture and heritage to more people throughout the Philippines.

The festival has been held in Cebu City since 2001 in partnership with the Arts Council of Cebu City led by Ms. Petite Garcia.

Admission to the screenings is free on a first-come, first-served basis. (PIA-Cebu/FCR)

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