December 4–22

The best of European cinema…without the jet lag.

Highlights from this year's slate of early announcements include the Dardenne brothers' (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT) powerful drama YOUNG AHMED (Belgium), winner of the Best Director prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival; the Czech Republic's stunning 2019 Oscar® submission THE PAINTED BIRD; French disruptor Quentin Dupieux's (RUBBER) genre-defying DEERSKIN, starring Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST); Italy's 2019 Oscar® submission THE TRAITOR [IL TRADITORE], from Italian master Marco Bellocchio (FISTS IN THE POCKET, VINCERE); Angela Schanelec's I WAS AT HOME, BUT (Germany), winner of the Best Director prize at the 2019 Berlinale; Corneliu Porumboiu's (POLICE, ADJECTIVE) playful neo-noir THE WHISTLERS, Romania's 2019 Oscar® submission; and British director Ken Loach's SORRY WE MISSED YOU, his highly anticipated follow-up to the Palm d'Or winning I, DANIEL BLAKE.

Twenty early announcements are below; the complete schedule of approximately 45 films will be announced in early November.

One-Day Sale Wed, Nov. 6!

On Wednesday, November 6, we're discounting ticket prices for all of the films in the EU Film Showcase – for one day only – from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. You MUST be a Silver Rewards participant and logged into your account to take advantage of the deal. Not a Silver Rewards member yet? Join now!

Tickets & Passports

Single Tickets
$15 General Admission
$13 AFI Members (2-star level & higher)


Can't get enough of European film? With the Passport, you'll zip right past customs (the AFI Silver box office) and be admitted to every film in the showcase, NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all-access Passport gives you admission for one to every screening, including Opening and Closing Night and Special Presentations. At the end of the showcase, you can see how many countries you "visited" by checking the stamps in your Passport. Valued at more than $750, the Passport is an incredible deal!

Passport does not guarantee admission for late arrivals. Empty seats are opened to standby patrons 10 minutes prior to showtime, and late seating is subject to management discretion. Passport holders should plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime to ensure admission.

Early-bird discount Oct. 11–31:

$200 General Admission/$175 AFI Members

After Oct. 31:

$250 General Admission/$225 AFI Members

No AFI Member or readmit passes accepted for screenings in the AFI European Union Film Showcase; no refunds on ticket purchases in the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

All films screened in DCP format.

Support the AFI European Union Film Showcase

Show your support for the AFI European Union Film Showcase by donating directly to the festival through the link below, and receive special recognition onscreen throughout the festival as an EU Film Friend! As a nonprofit institution, every donation received allows AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to maintain the outstanding quality of programming for which it is known.

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