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Valentine's Day 2012 - Fall in Love With Europe All Over Again

EU Center Valentine's Day I Love EUC

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Celebrate valentine's day with the EU Center's short film festival, featuring short films about love from Europe! We'll also be hosting a team Jeopardy game around Valentine's Day history and fun facts, so bring your friends and win great EU-themed prizes!

When: 5:30 pm, February 14
Where: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana (map)

Sponsored by Eurochannel and Dish Network.

EurochannelDish Network

About Eurochannel:

Eurochannel presents only top of the line European programming: From traditional films to the hottest new cinema; from sweeping, epic serials to heart-pounding mini-series; from specials on historical art to the very latest in modern rock, pop and easy listening music, Eurochannel has something for everybody. Eurochannel is more than just shows: also revealing the best, most secret parts of European culture with our travel specials, and giving an all-access coverage of Europe’s most important film festivals. 

Eurochannel is available on DISH Network (channel 752) on Basic International, French Bouquet and Polish Bouquet. If you are on cable, request Eurochannel as part of your line-up! For more information, please visit www.eurochannel.com, Facebook and Twitter

Films

X on a MapX on a Map
Original Title: X on a Map
Director: Jeff Desom
Length: 13 min
Year: 2009

In a time when every continent that can be discovered has been discovered, Paul works as a cartographer who dreams of distant places. That is until he crosses Ana who folds maps for the same company. During a secret meeting he eventually discovers his own private America that cannot be found on any map of the world.

 

AlfamaAlfama
Original Title: Alfama
Length: 15 min
Year: 2010

A and B get on the train, full of excitement. Love and jealousy / Ashes and fire / Pain and sin. Just before it leaves, C boards too. All this exists / All this is sad / All this is fado.

In Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2011.

 

Port of Call
Original Title: Escale
Director: Eléa Gobbé-MévellecPort of Call
Length: 6 min
Year: 2009

The crews of Terre - Neuvot sailors’ have come to the end of the fishing season. He is back on land and makes a stopover in a port, for an opportunity to forget the difficulty of their work and to find bodily pleasures. The prostitutes from the coffee shop in the Port welcome them with open arms. The party is in full swing. He stays alone, peaceful: it is then that he meets her.

The End of the WorldThe End of the World
Original Title: La Fin du Monde
Director: Michael Havenith
Length: 10 min
Year: 2010

Serge is a security guard and «his» superstore is the most reassuring place ever. As long as there are clients, Serge is sure of his own existence. Everything is perfect until the day his routine is interrupted by a power cut. Things go back to normal once it is over. But maybe someone should have stopped and thought things through.

Theatrical LifeTheatrical Life
Original Title: Teatral Heyat
Director: Ilqar Najaf
Length: 22 min
Year: 2009

A repressed actor who talks to himself ends up confusing virtual life and reality. Things can’t go on like this – he must make a choice.

 

Signs of LightSigns of Light
Original Title: Gaismas Zimes
Director: Ilze Kunga
Length: 18 min
Year: 2010

Ingus is a man around forty, happy with his bachelor life until one day Zanete moves in next door, upsetting the usual course of things. He might ignore her, but some overwhelming force makes him act differently.

 

Scribbling and TinglingScribbling and Tingling
Original Title: Kritzeln & Kribbeln
Director: Amaury Berger
Length: 13 min
Year: 2009

Shy salesgirl Anna passes the crêperie each day on the way to work. One day, Michi, the attractive crêpemaker, turns up in Anna’s store