The European Union Film Festival is the annual festival of European cinema in Toronto, dedicated to bringing exceptional films from all over the European Union, with free access to films not distributed or rarely seen in Canada. In-person or online, the spirit of the European Union Film Festival remains unchanged: it presents a wide array of diverse films and authentic stories to be discovered.
This year, Italy presents one of its most iconic comic series on film, Diabolik.
EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL 2022
November 17 to December 10
DIABOLIK IN TORONTO
Wednesday, November 30
Pre-Screening Reception | 7:30PM EST
Screening | 8:30PM EST
24 Spadina Rd | Toronto ON
NOTE: Although the Toronto screening is a free event and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, you may instead purchase a ticket to reserve a seat by clicking the link below
DIABOLIK IN VANCOUVER
Thursday, November 24 | 7:00PM
1131 Howe St | Vancouver BC
DIABOLIK IN OTTAWA
Saturday, November 26 | 6:30PM EST
Alma Duncan Salon
Ottawa Art Gallery | Level 3
10 Daly Ave | Ottawa ON
After taking the best film prize at the 2017 David di Donatello awards, directors Antonio and Marco Manetti set their sights on Diabolik, a comic-origin cat burglar whose DNA carries traces of Fantômas, Robin Hood, and James Bond. The anti-hero started a tradition of pulp-serial storytelling in Italy, one with a distinctly cinematic lineage (the first Diabolik film was directed by genre master Mario Bava). Here, rising star Luca Marinelli (Martin Eden, The Old Guard) dons the mask. “Having routed the Clerville police, the masked criminal known as Diabolik already has a new target: the sublime Eva Kant, a wealthy heiress who is due to arrive in town soon, a legendary pink diamond in her suitcases … More than fifty years after Bava’s adaptation, the famous fumetti character returns to the big screen in a modern version that is as respectful as it is stylized” (Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland).
DIRECTOR | Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti
YEAR | 2021
RUNTIME | 133 min
DIABOLIK is presented by the Embassy of Italy in Canada, the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.
EUFF draws the best films from the European Union to Toronto, engaging 27 Consulates and Cultural Institutes in collaboration. Driven by excellence since it was founded in 2004, the festival has thrived by showcasing hidden gem and award-winning films for 18 years now, to the great delight of Canadian audiences.
As a not-for-profit organization, EUFF relies on the dedication of its partners, including the country representatives, private sponsors and donors, media supporters and the many volunteers who invest their time, money and energy to make it happen every year in November.
Participating EU countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.