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European Film Festival

Thursday, May 08, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014
Baton Rouge, La


Europhiles will love the two evenings of double features offered by organizers of the European Film Festival, who are dovetailing the event with the Euro-American Celebration events taking place across South Louisiana this week (mostly in New Orleans). These events are meant to enrich cross-cultural understanding between Americans and the European Union, whose relationship can be fraught with cliches and stereotypes.

May 8:

• L'enfant d'en haut (Sister)–Switzerland
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
• La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)–Italy
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his sixty-fifth birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

May 9:

• Zwei Leben (Two Lives)–Germany
As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."
• Quai d'Orsay (The French Minister)–France
Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France.

Refine your sensitivities starting at 6:30 pm on both nights at the Manship Theatre. 100 Lafayette Street. $12 (call for student, senior, and military pricing).

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