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European Union Film Fest Continues Thru April 3rd
(released 3/25/2008)

The 11th annual European Union Film Festival opened with Estrellita (Slovenia) on Friday, March 7. The festival makes its way through different European nations from Cyprus, which has its first feature film this year, to Ireland which closes the fest.

Representing Cyprus is Akamas which screens March 28 and 31. Also on Friday, March 28, Czech screenwriter Jan Pelc will be on hand to show his movie It's Gonna Get Worse. Following up on Saturday, March 29, Hungary's actor/director Robert Koltai will be present for Train Keeps a Rollin'. On Sunday, a panel discussion will follow the screening of the German film And Along Come Tourists.

Closing out the festival is an Irish film made in Gaelic and English called Kings which stars Colm Meaney. Meaney stars with Donal O'Kelly. Both also worked together in 1996 on The Van.

All told, the European Union Film Festival has films from 26 countries being screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center located at 164 North State Street in Chicago.

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