Die EUROPA – European Acting Award

In collaboration with the main sponsor, Volkswagen Financial Services, the BIFF is awarding the EUROPA - the festival's main award, endowed with € 25,000 - for the 16th time! Cécile de France performs with a nuanced smile that can reflect both sadness and enthusiasm at the same time. She commands a screen presence in which inner conflicts are hinted at and yet a sense of serenity emerges. She endows her characters with a personality that has potential for development. Her charisma is touching and enduring. Open to all genres, the Belgian de France celebrated her international breakthrough 20 years ago with the comedy L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE and the horror film HIGH TENSION. She has selected her favourite films for the BIFF. Welcome to Braunschweig, Cécile de France!

With the kind support of the Representation of East Belgium, the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and Wallonia in Berlin.

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