Agnieszka Holland

EUROPA, EUROPA

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Germany, France, Poland, 1990, 1h 52min, 35mm, In German, Russian, Polish, and Hebrew with English Subtitles

Agnieszka Holland

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Wed, Oct 30

This screening will feature a post-film conversation with visiting writer/director Agnieszka Holland.

A brilliant account of the absurdities of fascism and war, EUROPA, EUROPA follows a young Jewish boy who is separated from his family at the war’s outset, and begins disguising himself as the enemy in order to survive. Based on a true story, the film earned Holland a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

REVIEWS

“As a personal, autobiographical tale, EUROPA, EUROPA is a fascinating narrative. As a historical memoir, its details are compelling.”Marjorie Baumgarten, The Austin Chronicle

“Holland’s breakthrough into international acclaim, this true account of a Jewish adolescent’s survival on both sides of the lines in World War II is poignant, terrifying, and frequently funny.”Jennifer Merin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

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