Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. The Festival brings a wide selection of award-winning films to Canadian audiences from the 28 European Union member states. The European Union Film Festival in Ottawa runs from November 20 - December 10 and screenings take place at the ByTowne Cinema. In Vancouver, the Festival is held at the Cinemateque from November 27 - December 9.
MUSE OF FIRE
Dir. Giles Terera and Dan Poole. United Kingdom, 2013, 83 minutes
Muse of Fire is this year’s UK selection for the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Ottawa and Vancouver.
Described as “an epic road-trip buddy movie, that aims to dispel the fear and myths surrounding the most famous playwright in history,” Muse of Fire follows friends Dan Poole and Giles Terera as they explore what makes people fall in love with William Shakespeare’s work. Their four-year journey takes them from the Globe Theatre in London to Berlin, and ultimately Hollywood. Along the way they gain insight from acclaimed actors: Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor, and Jude Law.