From March 4 through 31, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to our 19th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival. It’s your ticket to experiencing the creativity and vibrant cultures of all twenty-eight EU nations from the comfort of your theater seat. Chicago premieres of 62 new features distinguish this largest showcase in North America for cinema from European Union nations. Festival Highlights; Films that entertain, challenge, and delight are all here, including new work by some of Europe’s best-known names: Alexander Sokurov (FRANCOFONIA); Chantal Akerman (NO HOME MOVIE); Julie Delpy (LOLO); Matteo Garrone (TALE OF TALES); Radu Muntean (ONE FLOOR BELOW); Álex de la Iglesia (MY BIG NIGHT); Terence Davies (SUNSET SONG); Athina Rachel Tsangari (CHEVALIER); Mika Kaurismäki (THE GIRL KING); Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (WONDROUS BOCCACCIO); Cristina Comencini (LATIN LOVER); and Klaus Härö (THE FENCER). Films recently selected to represent their respective nations in the Academy Awards competition for Best Foreign Film include: Cannes award-winner THE HIGH SUN (Croatia); HOME CARE (Czech Republic); Oscar-nominated A WAR (Denmark); 1944 (Estonia); short-listed for an Oscar nomination THE FENCER (Finland); MODRIS (Latvia); BABY (A)LONE (Luxembourg); short-listed for an Oscar nomination VIVA (Ireland); THE PARADISE SUITE (Netherlands); AFERIM! (Romania); KOZA (Slovakia); and THE TREE (Slovenia).