2016 European Film Festival

Date: April 01–03, 2016

100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Information

April 1st - April 3rd, 2016

The Manship Theatre presents the 2016 EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

 

Now featuring delicious free samples from

PINETTA’s EUROPEAN RESTAURANT! 

Join us at our bar before some of the films for surprise wine and food tastings throughout the weekend.  The bar opens 1 hour before each feature.

With support from LSU Film and Media Arts, the Consulate General of Switzerland, and the Consulate General of France.  This year focuses on some of the best reviewed new release films coming out of Europe.  Opening and closing the festival is the brand new documentary about the ups and downs of renowned French chef as he faces the possible closure of his famous Philadelphia restaurant.

 

April 1st: 

KING GEORGES at 7pm (USA)

“Poignant, emotional…steady stream of laughter.” -Variety

Directed by Erika Frankel

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to keep his 40-year-old,
internationally renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, relevant
in a culinary world of new stars and shifting tastes.

More than just a documentary about food,
KING GEORGES is a touching story about passion, aging and art.

Not rated, 75 minutes

 

April 2nd:

RAMS at 1pm (Iceland)

“A wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comedy. Touching, beautiful and poignant.” - Variety

"A marvel of deadpan comedy." — The Wall Street Journal

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson

In a secluded Icelandic valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi are warring neighbors, competing with each other for the best ram prize that has become a symbol of their family feud. But when the spectre of the fatal scrapie disease threatens their remote farms, both brothers are faced with the prospect of a cull. Can these long-term enemies find common purpose when their ancestral stock and way of life are threatened?

Rated R, 90 minutes

 

VICTORIA at 3:30pm (Germany)

“Victoria is a sensational cinematic stunt.” – NY Times

Directed by Sebastian Schipper

A movie shot in a single take, Victoria, a runaway party girl, is asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town, which turns potentially deadly as their night out reveals a dangerous secret.

Not rated, 138 minutes

 

IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN at 7pm (France)

“A tightly focused romantic drama that exudes the narrative terseness of a good short story and the lucid craftsmanship of a filmmaker in full command of the medium.” - Variety

Directed by Philippe Garrel

Pierre and Manon, a married couple working in fragile harmony on Pierre’s documentary film projects, cheat on each other in this close look at infidelity—not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it’s experienced and understood by men and women.

Not rated, 73 minutes

 

April 3rd:

LOREAK at 1pm (Spain *Basque Dialect)

“Story of three women unexpectedly brought together by floral bouquets is elegantly lensed and warm-hearted to the core, without getting sappy.” - Variety

Directed by Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garano

An adrift middle-aged woman begins receiving a bouquet of flowers every week from an anonymous source, sparking a search for the sender that changes her life.

Not rated, 99 minutes

 

SWORN VIRGIN at 3:30pm (Switzerland, Italy, Germany)

“Starring a strong Alba Rohrwacher, Laura Bispuri's debut feature is a solemn, sensitive study of transgender reversal.” – Variety

Directed by Laura Bispuri

As a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, Hana longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must evoke an old law of the Kanun and take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, she discovers herself again, leading her to contemplate the possibility of undoing the vow she made so long ago.

Not rated, 87 minutes

 

KING GEORGES at 6pm (USA)

“Poignant, emotional…steady stream of laughter.” -Variety

Directed by Erika Frankel

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to keep his 40-year-old,
internationally renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, relevant
in a culinary world of new stars and shifting tastes.

More than just a documentary about food,
KING GEORGES is a touching story about passion, aging and art.

Not rated, 75 minutes

For tickets: www.manshiptheatre.org or by calling 225-344-0334.