Film Screening | In The Basement | European Union Film Showcase


FILM SCREENING | In The Basement

Now in its 28th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington audiences.

This year's selection of more than 50 films includes international film festival award winners, European box–office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

About the film:

The world was shocked when the cases of Josef Fritzl and Wolfgang Priklopil emerged, both long-term kidnappers who kept their victims locked in basements for years. Now, arch provocateur Ulrich Seidl (the PARADISE trilogy, DOG DAYS) returns to his documentary roots — or is it mock doc? — with this investigation of how his countrymen and women relate to their basements — a space, according to the filmmaker, for ones' most personal hobbies. Unusual sexual practices, band practice, creepy dolls and Nazi memorabilia are all on display here. Official Selection, 2014 Venice Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Ulrich Seidl; SCR Veronika Franz. Austria, 2014, color, 81 min. In German with English subtitles.

When: December 13, 2015 | event starts at 9:25 pm
             December 14, 2015 | event starts at 9:25 pm
Where: AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tickets and registration: http://afi.com/Silver/EUshowcase/