20th European Union Film Festival – Irina Palm

I was invited to the European Union Film Festival’s Blogger Movie Night held at the Spain Embassy. Spain is the current EU Presidency. This is not my first time attending the EU Film Festival. This year, we have the pleasure of watching Irina Palm from Luxembourg.
Irina Palm is about a 50 year old widow who is desperately in need of some money to pay for her grandson’s medical bill. After several unsuccessful attempt to find a job, she stumble upon a sex shop looking for hostess. Desperate for money, she decided to give it a try. Initially, the sex shop owner did not have any job for her since hostess are mostly of younger age. But the owner discovered that she has very smooth hands and decided to offer her a job in masturbating men behind a wall.
I must say that the story line is very interesting. A light hearted look at gloomy situation.
The Film Festival will also partner Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies to screen some of its students’ best short films before the start of selected feature films. This will give these promising young filmmakers a chance of a lifetime to see their works on the big screen next to those of acclaimed international directors.
Apart from Irina Palm, there are 16 other great films from different countries in the European Union that will be featured in the 20th Eurpoean Union Film Festival between 6 to 16 May 2010. Check out the EU Film Festival website for more details. Tickets can be purchased at GV Vivo box office or GV online website. Golden Village Movie Club members enjoy $1 off film festival tickets.
PS: I have a pair of tickets to the opening night (Broken Embraces) to give away. Apply for it here.

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