PAST EVENT: EU Film Showcase 2011

Publicated on: November 3, 2011

The best of European cinema... without the jet lag. The EU Film Showcase was held between November 3-22 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.

Please click here to see the complete program of the film festival.

Now in its 24th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase featured a first-class selection of films from EU member states. This year's selection of 44 films included multiple award-winners, international festival favorites, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Highlights of the festival included Opening Night film THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH, Pawel Pawlikowski's moody thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas; Aki Kaurismäki's quirkily inspiring charmer LE HAVRE; the Dardenne brothers' Cannes Grand Prix winner THE KID WITH A BIKE; David Cronenberg's razor-sharp drama about Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and the woman who came between them, A DANGEROUS METHOD, starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley; THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Terence Davies' adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play, starring Rachel Weisz; and the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of John le Carré's seminal Cold War thriller, TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, featuring an all-star cast including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and John Hurt, directed by Sweden's Tomas Alfredson (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN).

AFI thanked the embassy cultural counselors of the EU member states and the European Union Delegation to the USA in Washington, DC, for their kind assistance and continuing support of the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

Please click here to see the complete program of the film festival.