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AFI European Union Film Showcase


Now in its 34th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to our audiences. This year’s Showcase returns in person with a selection of 53 films from all 27 EU Member States, 11 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film and 13 U.S. and North American premieres. 

Four Italian movies are part of this year’s selection: A Chiara  by Jonas Carpignano, La mano di Dio (The Hand of God) by Paolo Sorrentino, Il Buco (The Predators) by Michelangelo Frommartino and Marx può aspettare (Marx can wait) by Marco Bellocchio. 



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achiaraA CHIARA 
Fri, Dec. 3, 9:30 p.m.; Tue, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m.

Acclaimed director Jonas Carpignano returns to Italy's Calabrian region to tell the story of a teenager, Chiara, who uncovers deadly secrets about her close-knit family — which, it turns out, is intimately connected to the local mafia. Carpignano weaves a gripping drama as Chiara searches for the truth about her mysteriously missing father. 

DIR Jonas Carpignano 

Italy/France, 2021, 121 min. In Italian with English subtitles 



the hand of godSpecial Presentation
2021 Oscar® Selection, Italy 

Thurs, Dec. 2, 7:15 p.m.

Hearing that soccer legend Diego Maradona has signed to play for Napoli, gawky teen Fabie and his father (Toni Servillo) are overjoyed. But fate has other plans as cinema, soccer, life and death collide. Paolo Sorrentino directs this surreal, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, which has drawn comparisons to Fellini's AMARCORD.

DIR/SCR/PROD Paolo Sorrentino

Italy, 2021, 130 min. In Italian with English subtitles



il bucoIL BUCO 
Sat, Dec. 18, 11:45 a.m.; Sun, Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m.

The solitary life of an Italian shepherd and the subterranean adventures of a team of speleologists intersect in Michelangelo Frommartino's long-awaited followup to 2010's LE QUATTRO VOLTE. Nearly wordless and shot with a mystical touch, it chronicles the unknown depths of life and nature, detailing in parallel two great voyages to the interior. 

DIR Michaelangelo Frammartino

Italy/France/Germany, 2021, 93 min. In Italian with English subtitles



Fri, Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m.; Sun, Dec. 12, 11:00 a.m.; Mon, Dec 13, 9:15 p.m.

In this deeply personal documentary, legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio explores the life and suicide of his twin brother Camillo. Incorporating a rich trove of archival footage, excerpts from his own expansive filmography and interviews with family and friends, Bellocchio looks at the complex repercussions of his brother's death.

DIR Marco Bellocchio

Italy, 2021, 96 min. In Italian with English subtitles




Data: Da Mer 1 Dic 2021 a Dom 19 Dic 2021

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