14th Annual European Union Film Festival

Bulgaria/Germany 2010. Director: Viktor Chouchkov
Cast: Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardjilova, Ovanes Torosian, Alexander Sano, Ivaylo Dragiev
Colour, 35mm, in Bulgarian with English subtitles. 97 mins.

Tuesday, November 29 – 7:00 pm
Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Bulgaria’s entry in the 14th Annual European Union Film Festival is Viktor Chouchkov’s Tilt, a lively, kinetic, skate-punk Romeo-and-Juliet drama set against Bulgaria’s turbulent transition from communism. This official submission to the upcoming 84th Academy Awards was a major box-office hit at home.
Skateboarding pals Stash, B-Gum, Gogo, and Angel survive the final days of the Cold War playing pinball, thieving, and selling pirated German porn on the black market. When Stash falls for Becky, rebellious daughter of a local police captain, it causes trouble for all. After the fall of the Berlin Wall opens up the borders, Stash is warned never to set foot in Bulgaria again. “An entertaining youth-oriented Romeo-and-Juliet saga that also critically addresses the country’s post-revolution changes … A strong debut for first-time director Viktor Chouchkov, who’s assembled an appealing cast of twentysomethings in a spirited package” (Jay Weissberg, Variety).

The 14th Annual European Union Film Festival is a presentation of Pacific Cinémathèque and the Embassies, Consulates, and Cultural Institutes of the EU Member States in Vancouver. Hosted this year by the Polish Presidency, this annual finger-on-the-pulse showcase of acclaimed new and recent films from across greater Europe includes award-winning films, festival circuit faves, official Oscar submissions and 20 Vancouver Premieres. November 25-December 8.


Little Rose (Poland)
Friday, November 25 – 6:30 pm
The Man who Jumped over Cars (Germany)
Friday, November 25 – 8:45 pm
In Our Name (UK)
Saturday, November 26 – 6:30 pm
Miss Kicki (Sweden)
Saturday, November 26 – 8:20 pm
Personal Baggage (Slovenia)
Sunday, November 27 – 6:30 pm
Les Barons (Belgium)
Monday, November 28 – 6:30 pm
Fish n’ Chips (Cyprus)
Monday, November 28 – 8:35 pm
Tilt (Bulgaria/Germany)
Tuesday, November 29 – 7:00 pm
The Maiden Danced to Death (Hungary)
Wednesday, November 30 – 6:30 pm
Soul at Peace (Slovakia)
Wednesday, November 30 – 8:35 pm
Lapland Odyssey (Finland)
Thursday, December 1 – 6:30 pm
The Red Chapel (Denmark)
Thursday, December 1 – 8:20 pm
Protector (Czech Republic)
Friday, December 2 – 6:30 pm
First of All, Felicia (Romania)
Friday, December 2 –8:30 pm
Saturday, December 2 – 8:30 pm
The Runway (Ireland)
All Ages Welcome!
Saturday, December 3 – 4:30 pm
The Artist (France)
Saturday, December 3 – 6:30 pm
The Graveyard Keeper’s Daughter (Estonia)
Sunday, December 4 – 4:30 pm
Monday, December 5 – 8:20 pm
The Fruit Trees of Athens (Greece)
Sunday, December 4 – 6:30 pm
Farewell (Lithuania)
Monday, December 5 – 6:30 pm
Escape from the Call Centre (Italy)
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:00 pm
Breathing (Austria)
Wednesday, December 7 – 6:30 pm
The Mystery of Sintra (Portugal)
Wednesday, December 7 – 8:15 pm
Return of Sergeant Lapins (Latvia)
Thursday, December 8 – 6:30 pm
Stricken (The Netherlands)
Thursday, December 8 – 8:10 pm

$10.50 Adult Single Bill
$9 Senior/Student Single Bill
$12.50 Adult Double Bill
$11 Senior/Student Double Bill

$3 annual membership required

(Exception: all ages screening of The Runway on Saturday, December 3: $9 admission for persons under 18 years of age.)