The AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its annual tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audiences during the holiday season. This year's outstanding selection includes 53 films from all 27 EU Countries, 11 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film, 13 U.S. and North American premieres and seven in-person filmmaker appearances.
Pedro Almodóvar’s PARALLEL MOTHERS (Spain) starring Academy Award® winner Penélope Cruz (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, VOLVER)
PETITE MAMAN (2021) (France), Céline Sciamma’s tender follow-up to Cannes award-winner PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
BENEDETTA (France), Paul Verhoeven’s (BASIC INSTINCT, ELLE, TOTAL RECALL) examination of the real-life Catholic mystic and lesbian nun Benedetta Carlini
the North American premiere of Kornél Mundruczó’s (PIECES OF A WOMAN, WHITE GOD) time-hopping Holocaust triptych EVOLUTION 2021 (Hungary)
Radu Jude’s (AFERIM) Golden Bear-winning socio-political satire BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN(Romania)
Christian Schochow’s (THE GERMAN LESSON, JE SUIS KARL) period espionage thriller MUNICH — THE EDGE OF WAR (Germany), starring Jeremy Irons and George MacKay.
Monday, December 20, 2021
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910