Europe Direct Information Centre Valletta, in collaboration with the European Parliament Liaison Office (Malta), is organising a series of European Film Nights circling on current issues within the EU, and the varied values and scenarios provided by the films.

All films are being screened at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta.

The first night will feature the film titled Styx.

Styx depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognise that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her.

Styx (Cert. 12A) is being shown tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Language: 
German with English subtitles.

The second night will feature the film Woman at War. 

Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman and a passionate environmental activist, secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building an aluminium smelter in the mountains. 

However, right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack.

Woman at War (Cert. 15) will be shown on March 9 at 5.30pm.
Language: Icelandic with English subtitles.

The third and last night will feature the film titled The Other Side of Everything.

A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. 

As the film-maker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history. 

The chronicle of a family in Serbia turns into a searing portrait of an activist in times of great turmoil, questioning the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future.

The Other Side of Everything (A) will be screened on March 14 at 7.30pm.
Language: Serbian with English subtitles.

Finger food and refreshments will be served after all the screenings. Entry to all screenings is free but booking is required. Tickets may be obtained at ticketenginex.kreattivita.org

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