Following the great success of the first Annual EU Film Festival in China, held in Beijing in December 2008, the 2nd Annual EU Film Festival in China is taking place from November 5th to December 4th, 2009. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in three cities: Beijing, Chengdu and Nanjing.
The film festival, which is financed by the Delegation of the European Commission to China and supported by the Swedish Presidency, invites all 27 EU Member States to showcase one recent, popular and successful film, and such a wide and diverse selection will enable the Chinese general public to discover the new faces of European cinema.
Each movie will be shown twice in Beijing; a selection of 10 films will be screened once in Chengdu and a selection of 5 films will be screened once in Nanjing; Screenings in Beijing will take place at the Centre Culturel Français (French Cultural Centre), the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (the Italian Institute of Culture), the Polish Embassy, the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, the German Embassy School and the Broadway Moma Cinemathèque in Beijing; the screenings in Chengdu will take place at the Stellar Yingdu Cinema, and in Nanjing at the Xinjiekou cinema.
Each film will be screened in the original language with English and Chinese subtitles.