2015 European Film Festival

Date: April 30–May 02, 2015

100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Information

Manship Theatre presents the 2015 European Film Festival
April 30- May 2

The Manship Theatre presents the 2015 European Film Festival in partnership with LSU Program in Film and Media Arts.  With support from Consulate General of France in New Orleans and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta. 
The Festival is in honor of the Euro-American Celebration taking place throughout South Louisiana with cultural activities and conferences.
The goal of the week is to create a better understanding of the European Union in local communities; to create a synergy between different cultural partners; and to highlight the richness of Euro-American relationships. Manship Theatre is proud to be a part of this celebration by screening of a variety of films, pairing them with food & drink, as well as present live events.

Ida (2014 - Poland)
April 30 at 7pm
(PG-13) 80 mins
*Featuring a short Film Crash Course before the film from LSU Film and Media Arts.

Winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, European award for Best Film of 2014.

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes the Academy Award-winning film Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 

Human Capital (2014 - Italy)
May 1 at 9:30 pm
(Unrated) 111 mins

Winner of Best Director and Screenplay at the 2014 Bari International Film Festival

Human Capital, directed by Paolo Virzì, shows the destinies of two families becoming irrevocably intertwined after a cyclist is forced off the road by a Jeep before Christmas.


Vivre Sa Vie (1962 - France)
May at 7 pm
(Unrated) 85 mins
*Featuring a short Film Crash Course before the film from LSU Film and Media Arts.

Winner of the Pasinetti and Special Jury awards at the 1962 Venice Film Festival

Director Jean-Luc Godard's presents a landmark drama divided into twelve episodic tales about the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Das Boot ist Voll (1982 - Switzerland)
May 2 at 11:30 am
(PG) 101 mins

Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 1982

A group of six illegal immigrants, five Jews and one deserting Nazi soldier, cross the Swiss border during the night. They find refuge at an inn, and pose as a German family. However, village spies watch their every move, as the threat of deportation, and certain death, always looms. 
Directed by Markus Imhoof

Leviathan (2014 - Russia)
May 2 at 2:30 pm
(R) 140 mins

Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015

On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea lives an ordinary family: Kolya, his wife Lilya and their son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor, who is trying to take away the Kolya’s land and home. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend for help and to collect dirt on the mayor. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Winter Sleep (2014 - Turkey)
May 2 at 6pm
(Unrated) 196 mins

Cannes Palm d’Or winner and nominated for 3 European Film Awards

Aydin runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

The Festival will close after WINTER SLEEP with a live Flamenco Guitar performance from Kristofer Hill.