This 26th Annual European Film Showcase brings some of the finest European films to the beautiful AFI Cinema in Silver Spring. The ArtHouse will be going to a few of these; it started last night with a wild Danish crime thriller. We'll shift gears with a Belgian film Tenderness described in one review as "a delicate, delightful and thoroughly captivating road trip of reminiscences." It stars one of the regulars of the great Belgian filmmakers, the Dardenne brothers.
The film actually starts at 7:45 but is only 80 minutes so it won't be late. Let's grab some dinner before nearby and socialize. We'll meet at AFI and then walk from there. You can buy a ticket through this link. It's $12 but they don't charge any fees. Make sure it's the Sunday night showing. I don't think it will sell out, but as always, if you want to guarantee that you get in, buy it before. I did.
This really looks like a good film. Hope you can join us. More from that review: Tenderness (La Tendresse), which had its world premiere at
the International Film Festival Rotterdam, is about family, affection, love and
understanding, and this genial road trip is not only a fascinating drive through
Europe but also a thoughtful look at the tenderness that is at the heart of all
A description from the brochure:
After their ski instructor son breaks his leg in the Alps, Belgian divorced
couple Lise (Marilyne Canto) and Frans (Dardenne Brothers regular Olivier
Gourmet) must share a car trip to France to bring him home in Marion Hänsel's
sensitive, heartwarming and beautifully observed drama. Lacking theatrical
pyrotechnics, the film simply delivers on its title, showing how a family—even a
divided one—comes together during a minor crisis. Official Selection, 2013
Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary Film Festivals.