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iW NEWS | AFI Announces European Union Film Showcase

iW NEWS | AFI Announces European Union Film Showcase

AFI unveiled the complete lineup for the 2008 edition of its AFI European Union Film Showcase, to run November 6-25, 2008 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. Thirty-four films from 24 different EU countries, including 11 official Oscar selections for 2009 are among the selections. The fest will open with “I’ve Loved You So Long,” will include Centerpiece screenings of “A Christmas Tale,” “Gomorrah” and “The Baader Meinhof Complex,” and close with “Eldorado.” Other announced film include Oscar selections “I Was Here” (Estonia), “The Home of Dark Butterflies” (Finland), “Correction” (Greece), “Defenders of Riga” (Latvia), “Loss” (Lithuania), “Arabian Nights” (Luxembourg), “Dunya & Desie” (Netherlands) and “Rooster’s Breakfast” (Slovenia). For a complete list of films, visit the festival’s website. [Peter Knegt]

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