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Through Dec. 19
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Now in its 36th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to DC-area audiences. The full schedule has just been announced and features 51 films from all 27 member states, including 21 Oscar® selections.
2024 Oscar® Selection, Finland
This delightfully deadpan tragicomedy from Aki Kaurismäki follows two lonely, working-class Helsinkians struggling to find love, acceptance and stability. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Wim Wenders brings depth to this stereoscopic portrait of German artist Anselm Kiefer, creating a mesmerizing collage of the artist's past and present to fashion an immersive exploration of his spirit.
Sun, Dec. 3, 6:10 p.m.
2024 Oscar® Selection, Portugal
Q&A with filmmaker João Canijo, plus post-screening dessert reception sponsored by the Embassy of Portugal.
Part one of João Canijo's ambitious diptych, foregrounding the family drama of the owners of a once proud, now struggling, seaside resort near Porto. The private dramas of the hotel's guests are only hinted at here, but in part two, LIVING BAD, the full picture emerges.
Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. LIVING BAD screens Dec. 3 w/ Q&A.
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The latest from acclaimed documentarian Frederick Wiseman observes the inner workings of a Michelin Guide three-starred restaurant in France, thriving in its third generation of ownership by the Troisgros family.
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Decades after their scandalous relationship made headlines, a couple starts to unravel when a famous actor arrives to research them for her new film. Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman star in Todd Haynes' new drama.
50th Anniversary
In Featuring limbless knights, a Trojan rabbit and wisecracking Frenchmen, the troupe's first original feature mixes absurd set pieces with Terry Gilliam's trademark animation.
Dec. 3, 6:45 p.m.; Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. & 9:35 p.m.
2024 Oscar® Selection, Bulgaria
Filmmaker Stephan Komandarev brings gripping genre thrills to this social realist tale of a retired teacher who falls victim to phone scammers, only to join their ranks in the hopes of reclaiming her life savings.
Dec. 3, 8:15 p.m.; Dec. 4, 7:10 p.m.
The year is 2041 and citizens have the right to be re-booted should they meet an untimely demise. When the technology's founder turns up dead, it's up to a damaged detective to solve the case. This riveting, imaginative sci-fi recalls genre hallmarks BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT.
Dec. 1, 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9:25 p.m.; Dec. 7, 9:25 p.m.
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From director Alexander Payne (THE DESCENDANTS, SIDEWAYS) comes a new comedy-drama following a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who must remain on campus over Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go.
Shot over 17 days during the pandemic, this bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare's romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. Starring Jessie Buckley (WILD ROSE, WOMEN TALKING, FINGERNAILS) and Josh O’Connor (THE CROWN, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, LA CHIMERA) as Juliet and Romeo. Dec. 8–14.
20th Anniversary; New 4K Restoration
Inspired by the John Ford Western 3 GODFATHERS, the third anime feature from Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, PERFECT BLUE) follows three vagabonds on the streets of Tokyo who discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 11–14.
Josh O'Connor stars as a heartbroken English archaeologist slumming around with Etruscan graverobbers in 1980s Tuscany in this funny, folkloric, romantic and thought-provoking film from Alice Rohrwacher.
Dec. 2, 6:45 p.m.; Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Marion Cotillard stars in this remarkable, hybrid documentary/psychodrama exploring the life of filmmaker Mona Achache's mother Carole, a writer who died by suicide in 2016.
Dec. 3, 1:10 p.m.; Dec. 4, 7:00 p.m.
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50th Anniversary
With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor, brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.
Dec. 9 & 13.
This holiday season, enjoy perennial Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE alongside '80s favorites DIE HARD (yippee ki-yay, mistletoers!) and THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL in its restored Director's Cut and more.
Dec. 17–24.

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