Sunday December 08, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 08:05 PM

Ottawa, CA

Thank you for your interest in the EUFF: BELGIUM | A WEDDING. However at this time, registration for this event has closed.

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Stephan Streker, 2016 | 95 minutes
After becoming pregnant out of wedlock, 18-year-old Zahira is pressured by her parents to choose one of three Pakistani men for an arranged marriage. Although she is close to her parents Zahira is torn between pleasing them, or living a less restricted Western lifestyle like her Belgian peers. Tensions mount when Zahira begins dating a local mechanic and opposes the wedding plans, drawing a line between her and the rest of her family. Previously Zahira’s confidant, her brother Amir grows increasingly resentful of Zahira’s challenge to tradition and her parent’s wishes. An official selection of multiple film festivals world-wide and winner of two Magritte Awards, A WEDDING has been praised for its slow-burn narrative grounded in powerful lead performances.
Presented with English subtitles.


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Canadian Film Institute

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The Canadian Film Institute, incorporated over 82 years ago in 1935, organizes a number of popular and exciting film festivals and events in the Ottawa area, including the European Union Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the Latin American Film Festival.
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, non-governmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world.


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Where and When
Ottawa Art Gallery | Alma Duncan Salon
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, Ontario
Start Date: 2019-12-08 18:30:00
End Date: 2019-12-08 20:05:00