Thirty-four films from 24 EU countries, including 11 official foreign language Oscar submissions, will screen. The films are: Eldorado from Belgium; I Was Here from Estonia; The Home Of Dark Butterflies from Finland; Germany's The Baader Meinhof Complex; Greece's Correction; Italy's Gomorrah; Latvia's Defenders Of Riga; Lithuanian entry Loss; Luxembourg's Arabian Nights; Dunya & Desie from the Netherlands; and Rooster's Breakfast from Slovenia. Poland's 2007 nominee Katyn is also in the line-up.
As previously announced, the EU Film Showcase's special presentations include the opening night film I've Loved You So Long on November 6, centerpiece screenings of A Christmas Tale, Gomorrah and The Baader Meinhof Complex, and the Closing Night film Eldorado.
'The 2008 EU Showcase may be our best edition ever,' Todd Hitchcock, film programmer at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, said. 'We will screen a wide array of films from all over the EU, critically praised films and festival award-winners, including many that will represent their countries in the best foreign language film category at the 2009 Oscars.'