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Agnieszka Holland in person with EUROPA EUROPA at the Aero Theatre


EUROPA EUROPA by Agnieszka Holland. Courtesy Films du Losange.

1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

June 26, 2024 | 7:30pm


In anticipation of Agnieszka Holland’s new film, GREEN BORDER (opening in L.A on June 28), the American Cinematheque is screening EUROPA EUROPA, widely regarded as her masterpiece, on June 26. Agnieszka Holland will be attending in person!

As World War II splits Europe, sixteen-year-old German Jew Salomon (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. He is bounced from a Soviet orphanage, where he plays a dutiful Stalinist, to the Russian front, where he hides in plain sight as an interpreter for the German army, and back to his home country, where he takes on his most dangerous role: a member of the Hitler Youth.

Based on the real-life experiences of Salomon Perel, Agnieszka Holland’s wartime tour de force EUROPA EUROPA is a breathless survival story told with the verve of a comic adventure, an ironic refutation of the Nazi idea of racial purity, and a complex portrait of a young man caught up in shifting historical calamities and struggling to stay alive. 35mm, France/Germany, Janus Films, 1990, Drama/History, 112 mins, in German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles.

Directed and co-written by: Agnieszka Holland
With: Sally Perel, Julie Delpy, René Hofschneider

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Agnieszka Holland in person, moderated by Joshua Rothkopf.

For more information and to get tickets, please click here.

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