With titles from France, Bulgaria, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries, this impressive selection of films makes for entertaining and challenging viewing. While many films contain a subtext of political commentary or delve into subtle geographic nuances, others are classically entertaining.

The variety of cinema on offer brings us a little closer to our European neighbours and adds further understanding to what it means to be European. This year, we expand our European focus to include six free screenings of classic European films – six films from six decades and six countries – allowing audiences old and new to sample a selection of European classics.

Supported by James and Morag Anderson

View all films in the European Perspectives strand here.